After ten years of being "bumped", Academy Award winner Matt Damon will at long-last appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Damon and Kimmel will face off Thursday, January 24th at 11:35pm ET/PT, when Damon makes his first official guest appearance on the show. Here's what Jimmy Kimmel had to say about the actor.
"May God help Damon if he dares show his stupid face."
Every night at the end of his broadcast, Kimmel signs off with an apology to Matt Damon for "running out of time." This tradition began in the first season of JKL and has been repeated at the close of every show since then.
Damon famously recorded a music video with Kimmel's then-girlfriend Sarah Silverman, the wildly successful "I'm F*cking Matt Damon." Kimmel retaliated with a star-studded video of his own co-starring Damon's best friend, titled "I'm F*cking Ben Affleck." Damon has made several appearances on JKL in comedy pieces like "Movie: The Movie", alongside Kimmel's sidekick/security guard Guillermo in a promotional trailer for The Bourne Ultimatum and as part of Kimmel's nightmare in "The Handsome Men's Club" but has never submitted to an interview.
On Thursday, January 10, 2013, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! delivered its best numbers yet in its new 11:35 p.m. time slot, spiking over Wednesday by 11% in Total Viewers (3.167 million vs. 2.859 million) and by 15% in Adults 18-49 (1.241 million vs. 1.083 million). In fact, with Thursday's broadcast and Tuesday's debut, "JKL" scored 2 of its Top 3 most-watched regular telecasts ever. Furthermore, Jimmy Kimmel Live! ranked as Thursday's No. 1 talk-show in late-night in Adults 18-49 (1.241 million), beating NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno by an impressive 32% (938,000) and CBS' Late Show with David Letterman by a best-yet 34% (929,000).