Jimmy Kimmel; NBC Chair Robert Greenblatt; Upfront Highlights
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Jimmy Kimmel talks about roasting the television business community at the ABC upfront presentation of new shows to advertisers. For the past nine years Kimmel has headlined ABC's upfront and for many in the audience it's the highlight of this high priced sales event. He talks about preparing for this audience, which, he says, is not the most ideal for comedy, and confides that ABC gives him a lot of rope to skewer executives, talent – including Ashton Kutcher -- and advertisers alike. Then Kim talks with NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt just minutes after he comes off the stage at Lincoln Center having hosted his first upfronts. Finally veteran TV reporter Stephen Battaglio goes over the highlights of the new shows that we'll all be watching (or avoiding) in the next TV season.
Today's Banter Topics:
Dick Ebersol, longtime head of NBC Sports, quits
Lars Von Trier's Cannes controversy
Schwarzenegger puts his acting career on pause
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- Jimmy Kimmel: 'Jimmy Kimmel: Live!'
- Robert Greenblatt: NBC Entertainment
- Stephen Battaglio: TV Guide
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