Jimmy Kimmel is looking to capitalize on his network’s broadcast of the CMA Awards, the same way he has with the Oscars. The late-night host said today that his November 5 show, following ABC’s airing of the music trophy show, will feature Hologram Kimmel appearing on the CMAs stage in Nashville — as well as a hologrammed guest and musical act Florida Georgia Line, from Nashville, appearing at Kimmel’s Hollywood studio.
Hologram USA is doing the tech work on the episode; the company’s credits include the Tupac Shakur image that buzzed Coachella in 2012 and kicked off the hologram craze. (Too bad Tupac isn’t hosting the CMAs.)
Here’s the plan: Following the awards show, the audience will stick around for Kimmel, who will do his Jimmy Kimmel Live monologue beamed to the Nashville stage. His first guest will be in-studio in Hollywood, while his second guest will be a CMA winner hologrammed and interviewed by Kimmel in Hollywood. Kimmel’s show also will feature a musical performance from Nashville by reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line that also will be hologrammed to Hollywood — as if live on Kimmel’s outdoor stage for his studio audience. Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and CMA Awards co-host Brad Paisley also will appear.