Has television’s vaunted “Late Night War” softened? On Thursday, January 10, NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (Monday-Friday, 11:35 p.m. – 12:37 a.m. ET) will welcome rival late-night host Jimmy Kimmel to the famed couch in Burbank. In return — on the same night — Leno will make a trip across town to take a seat on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (Monday – Friday, 12:05 a.m. – 1:05 a.m. ET on ABC) during its taping in Hollywood.
“There are only three or five people in the world that know how tough this job is,” said Leno of the swap. “Jimmy is one of them. It will be fun to discuss who’s a good guest, who’s a difficult guest and everything else that comes with sitting behind these desks.”
Kimmel said, “If Jay and I can come together and guest on each other’s shows, then surely there is hope for peace in the Middle East.”
“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” is from Big Dog Productions in association with Universal Media Studios.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios.