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    Comedy Issue
    Jimmy Kimmel PR Image - P 2013
    ABC
    Jimmy Kimmel
    The Rising Star of Late Night

    In January, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live was bumped up to 11:35 p.m., where Kimmel, 45, could compete head-to-head with Leno and Letterman.

    Kimmel, who hosted the Emmys and White House Correspondents' Dinner in 2012, not only has closed the ratings gap (winning on certain nights) but also gave NBC cause for concern -- so much so that the net has implemented a switch of its own.

    VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel Hopes He Helps Take Down Jay Leno

    Kimmel's writers offer a peek at the notes he regularly gives them.

    Let’s try this.

    Why isn’t anyone putting their name in Final Draft?

    I like the idea, but it needs to be funny.

    Nah.

    You missed the point of the assignment.

    None of these work.

    WHO WROTE THIS?

    You guys did not spend enough time on this.

    It’s Schwarzenegger. Please learn to spell it.

    This is good but needs better, funnier examples.

    I highly doubt Tom Hanks will find this funny.

    This needs a stronger ending.

    OK.

    This is a 12:05 idea.

    Please stop pitching this.

    Not much here.

    Let’s skip this.

    MAYBE?

    Eh.

    This isn’t The Man Show anymore.

    You realize it’s Sweeps?

    You guys spent way too much time on this.

    We need a stronger angle.

    Please put your name in the header in Final Draft.

    Funny.

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