Jimmy Kimmel, Ben Affeck


Matt Damon's gonna have to keep watching his back for a few more years.

ABC has reupped Jimmy Kimmel, opting to keep the viral video churner that is Jimmy Kimmel Live! on air through at least 2010.

Barring any Jay Leno network-jumping developments, the new deal means Kimmel will head up the battle of the late-night Jimmys when Jimmy Fallon takes over Conan O'Brien's Late Show spot next year.

According to Variety, ABC's decision for the early extension was due in part to the success of Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night, a series of six half-hour specials running in conjunction with the NBA Finals in which only the crème de la crème of guests are featured—most recently, Barack Obama and David Cook.

The specials averaged roughly 3 million viewers, almost double that of his late-night audience.

Someone better break the news to Uncle Frank that retirement just got a little further away.

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