Kimmel follows suit on late-night return


NEW YORK -- A day after NBC hosts Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien said they'd go back to work Jan. 2, ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is doing the same.

ABC said Tuesday that "Jimmy Kimmel Live" would go back into production Jan. 2.

"Though it makes me sick to do so without my writers, there are more than 100 people whose financial well-being depends on our show," Kimmel said in a statement. "It is time to go back to work. I support my colleagues and friends in the WGA completely and hope this ends both fairly and soon."

With Kimmel's return, that leaves CBS late-night hosts David Letterman and Craig Ferguson as well as Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert who remain out. NBC's Carson Daly returned to work earlier.