TV Buzz: Kimmel to go up against Leno/Letterman, The Office ending in May and Chloe checks back into DAYS

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Today's top TV news including Jimmy Kimmel's new timeslot, The Office's cancellation and a Days of our Lives return.


Nick Offerman is donating Ron
Swanson’s mustache to charity. Click here
to find out how you could own it.

— More Americans watch Late Night with
Jimmy Fallon
before going to bed than any
other
talk show.

— Speaking of talk shows, ABC is reshuffling
its late night lineup. Jimmy Kimmel Live will
move to the 11:35 p.m. slot beginning Jan. 8th, going up against NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and CBS’s
Late Show with David Letterman. Nightline will move into the 12:35 a.m.
slot but will also have an addition primetime airing on Fridays.

— NBC will shut
down
The Office in May. Executive
producer Greg Daniels insists there
will be some big
twists/revelations
before the finale. The Dwight-centric spin-off, The Farm, is still a go.

Kelly Ripa’s new co-host for Live! will be announced
on air on Sept. 4th… TMZ seems to think
it’ll be former NFLer Michael Strahan.

— Could Kanye West be joining
Mariah Carey and rumoured Nicki Minaj on American Idol? Meanwhile, Mariah wants
Lenny Kravitz to join.

Abby Elliot is leaving Saturday Night Live…which has its season
premiere on Sept. 15th.

Soap Opera Digest is reporting
that The Bold and the Beautiful’s Susan Flannery (Stephanie) will be
sticking around the soap. Yesterday, outlets reported
that the Forrester matriarch would be retiring.

Days of our Lives is bringing back
Nadia Bjorlin’s Chloe. Per TV
Guide
, the actress begins taping in late September and will start
airing on Jan. 4, 2013.

 

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