Jimmy Kimmel and Carson Daly are working together on an ABC sitcom project, with Kimmel writing the script, a new venture for the late-night host, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.
ABC Studios has given a major script commitment plus penalties to the untitled project, which will be executive produced by Kimmel and Daly, who are longtime friends. “The Neighbors” creator Dan Fogelman will also join as an executive producer.
“The untitled half-hour entry is about a once massively popular VJ who loses it all and is forced to move back in with his parents and take a job as host of a local radio ‘morning zoo.’ If that scenario sounds familiar, it should — the concept is loosely based on Daly’s career before his recent resurgence as host of NBC breakout reality competition ‘The Voice’ and a regular role on the same network’s ‘Today’ show,” the story reports.
Carson Daly, left, and Jimmy Kimmel