Jimmy Kimmel is about to attempt a hosting feat of Seacrest-ian proportions. From Oct. 22-26, he'll be filling in for Regis on Live with Regis and Kelly in the morning while continuing to host Jimmy Kimmel Live at night. The big catch? Regis and Kelly films in New York, while his talk show films in LA.
The solution: Kimmel will fly cross-country twice a day, preparing for his talk show on the flight west and sleeping a little on the flight east. So, not really the most eco-friendly plan there, nor the most sensible, but I'm guessing it will lead to some wacky antics as Kimmel becomes punchier and more sleep-deprived.
Why wouldn't ABC just move Kimmel's late-night show to New York for the week, a la Conan in San Francisco? Still, I'll admit I'm a little curious to see what this does to Kimmel; maybe he should plan a Morgan Spurlock-style documentary on what five cross-country flights per day does to a person's brain.