'Jimmy Kimmel Live's Brooklyn Week to Go On Despite Hurricane Sandy
Show bringing in back-up generators in case of power failure
By Andrea Morabito -- Broadcasting & Cable, 10/28/2012 4:28:26 PM
A spokesperson for the ABC late night show said Sunday afternoon that they are bringing in back-up generators so they will be able to do the show in the event of a power failure. JKL also flew out staff and crew earlier than planned to beat the storm.
So far the show has had no audience drop-outs despite the impending storm, the spokesperson said. On Sunday morning, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the evacuation of residents in Zone A as well as the shutdown of the subway system starting at 7 p.m. Sunday. Kimmel will be taping at BAM - Brooklyn Academy of Music, which is outside the evacuation zone.
Guests for JKL's Brooklyn week include David Letterman, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Kelly Ripa and Tracy Morgan.
I understand this is nothing more than a ratings stunt for ABC to garner viewers during sweeps, but this is a very dangerous storm we're talking about here and everyone else has been smart enough to take precaution and hunker down and might I suggest ABC and Jimmy Kimmel do the same thing. Nobody would be in their right minds to go out and see his shows while the city is going to get bombarded with tons of rain and flooding in the onset. ABC...WAKE UP and that goes for you too Kimmel!!
Jed - 10/28/2012 6:29:11 PM EDT
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