12:37pm PT by Lacey Rose
Jimmy Kimmel 'Back to Brooklyn Week' to Include Donald Trump, Tracy Morgan
Jimmy Kimmel's trip home will include Bill Murray, Tracy Morgan and ... Donald Trump.
Yes, the host is jumping into the political fray with an appearance from Trump during Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s "Back to Brooklyn" week, which kicks off Oct. 19 with five shows. The news comes mere hours after NBC announced the reality star turned presidential candidate will be hosting Saturday Night Live in early November.
Adding Morgan to JKL's lineup should prove similarly ratingsworthy, which is key as the late-night landscape grows increasingly crowded with new shows from CBS' Stephen Colbert and Comedy Central's Trevor Noah. Morgan, who was sidelined for more than a year following his tragic highway accident, made an emotional appearance at last month's Emmy awards. On Saturday, he'll host SNL.
Kimmel's return to his native Brooklyn, N.Y., will tape live from the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Howard Gilman Opera House. Other guests booked include Michael J. Fox, Misty Copeland, Bradley Cooper and Kimmel's pal Howard Stern, along with musicians Ryan Adams, Esperanza Spalding and Public Enemy. On Tuesday, Kimmel will broadcast songs live from Tidal X: 1020 Amplified by HTC at the Barclays Center — the first in a series of philanthropic music events curated by guest Jay Z's Tidal.
The ABC host, who hosted his idol, David Letterman, during his first "Back to Brooklyn" week, now will welcome Letterman's longtime band leader, Paul Shaffer, who will sit in with Kimmel's band, Cleto and the Cletones.