Joe Biden is appearing on Jimmy Kimmel's minilogue as the popular show gets all set to be back on TV
Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is all set to return on air on Monday, March 30. But that’s not all that’s big for Kimmel right now. He announced on March 26 on Twitter, “A new quarantine #minilogue from home with Vice President @JoeBiden tonight and we are returning to TELEVISION with new episodes (also from my house) all next week @ABCNetwork”.
Deadline reported that Kimmel began making homemade online videos last week after ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ ended production due to concerns about novel coronavirus outbreak — a pandemic that has halted production of shows and films not just across the country, but all around the world. In fact, ABC, last week, switched the time spots for ‘Nightline’ and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ with news coverage dedicated to COVID-19 content.
Around the same time, Kimmel began uploading homemade “quarantine minilogue” videos to the official YouTube channel. His “minilogues” have so far featured the likes for Julia Louis Dreyfus, Bill Burr — he chatted with Burr from across the street, from inside his car, to maintain safe social distancing — Cortney Cox, and Dave Matthews. All big celebrities, sure. But Joe Biden, a presidential candidate, is undoubtedly a whole other league.
The New York Post, earlier today, reported that the coronavirus pandemic seems to have hit Biden’s campaign hard. It reported that after disappearing for more than a week after his primary victories in Missouri, Michigan, and Washington, Biden emerged only this week for a series of speeches and interviews from his home. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has dominated the news cycle. The report added that a Gallup poll out this week showed that 60 percent of Americans approve of the job he is doing handling the outbreak.
Biden, on Thursday, released his plan for bolstering the US economy that is at this moment in the grips of the pandemic. The proposal reportedly outlines how Biden would implement the Senate-passed $2 trillion rescue package that's designed to help workers and businesses of all sizes. “The United States Senate just reached a deal on a major economic relief package. It’s a very important step and includes support for families and small businesses, the very things I’ve been calling for for a while now,” Biden said. “And when it passes, the key will be its execution.”
Earlier, ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ and ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ also announced that they would be returning on-air starting Monday. Both shows, of course, have said that they would be produced off the sets, complying with safety protocols in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Deadline reported that the guests next week on Jimmy Kimmel will include Samuel L Jackson, Jennifer Aniston, Jeff Tweedy, Grouplove and more. It is so far uncertain if ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ will move back to its regular 11:35 PM slot when it comes back with originals on ABC or will remain at 12:05 AM, following ‘Nightline’.
According to the latest WHO numbers, coronavirus pandemic has affected more than 63,570 people in the US alone.