Through the miracle of modern holography, Kimmel will, for a second consecutive year, host Jimmy Kimmel Live: After The CMA Awards from two cities at the same time on one of country music’s biggest nights. Technically, he will be live in his Hollywood studio and transported to Nashville via hologram. Not coincidentally, ABC is airing the 49th annual CMA Awards.
JKL will fill the Country Music Hall of Fame Theater in Nashville. Kimmel’s monologue will be beamed to the stage via hologram (via tech partner Hologram USA). His first guest, Seth Rogen, will be in-studio in Hollywood. The show also will feature a musical performance by CMA Award winner The Band Perry from Nashville that will be a projected hologram. The episode also will feature country music Jake Owen and a special “Mean Tweets: Country Music Edition.”
Last November, Kimmel debuted late-night hologram interviews with CMA winner Kacey Musgraves — putting an end to any remaining debate as to whether late-night shows based on the left coast have a celebrity booking edge over those based on the right. Live where you want! The country singer was live in Nashville where the CMAs were held; the show host was live from Hollywood. In the interview, Kimmel and Musgraves most dramatically touched each other from across the country; it was riveting TV.