For the eleventh consecutive year, the American Broadcasting Company will air “Game Night Episodes” in conjunction with the NBA playoffs. Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night will aim to balance entertainment value in both sporting and television programming, for those up late enough to see once runneth into the other. The entertainment portion will include commentary from celebrities not currently involved in the sport of Basketball, notwithstanding their interest as fans. Guests will include Sandra Bullock, Jamie Foxx, Ryan Gosling, Tiffany Haddish, Samuel L. Jackson and Jennifer Lopez, all of which have featured in ABC programming on some level.
This isn’t the first time this year that Jimmy Kimmel followed up on his interest in Basketball. During the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, Kimmel sent his sidekick Guillermo on an elusive hunt to interview Lebron James, coming up short once again.
Game Night played host to President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Kevin Hart, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Will Ferrell, Owen Wilson, Billy Crystal, David Beckham, Cameron Diaz, Magic Johnson, Mariah Carey, Mark Wahlberg, Matthew McConaughey, Mila Kunis, 50 Cent, Adam Sandler, Amy Poehler, Tracy Morgan, Ashton Kutcher, Drew Barrymore, Chris Rock, Jessica Alba and Denzel Washington in year’s past, as well as NBA stars past and present such as Shaq, Dwyane Wade, Blake Griffin and Charles Barkley.
Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night will air every night at 8 p.m. ET and following the playoffs for West Coast viewers.