January 16, 2014 12:56pm PT by Philiana Ng
'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Doing Week of Shows in Austin
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is setting up shop in Texas.
For the first time since its move to the 11:35 p.m. PST/EST time slot last January, Jimmy Kimmel's late-night talker will hit the road for a week of shows in Austin, Texas, timed to the music, film and tech gala South by Southwest Festival.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! will air five new shows March 10-14 from The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts, which overlooks downtown Austin, Auditorium Shores and Lady Bird Lake.
"Austin is one of my favorite cities, and there is no place more fun than SXSW. I can't wait for March 10th. I'll be the guy covered in BBQ sauce," said Kimmel.
With the weeklong residency, in addition to celebrity interviews and musical performances, expect Kimmel to film segments around Texas and SXSW.
The show has traveled to other cities during its run. In November 2012, Jimmy Kimmel Live! filmed a week of shows in Brooklyn, posting the show's second-most-watched week in its 11-year history. And in 2006, the show filmed in Detroit's GEM Theater leading up to Super Bowl XL.
The trip on the road for Jimmy Kimmel Live! will come weeks after NBC launches its new Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and Late Night With Seth Meyers lineup in February.
Additionally, Bravo announced that Andy Cohen's late-night chat show Watch What Happens Live will be making a return trip for a week of shows in Austin. This marks the second time the show has made its way there for SXSW.