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Jimmy Kimmel's late night talk show just recently hosted the mega-ensemble for the biggest movie on the planet, Avengers: Infinity War, which had a lot of very excited eyeballs glued to it. And Kimmel may soon be drawing some viewers to a completely different TV show, as it's been revealed he has joined the cast of ABC's new comedy pilot Man of the House, which also has How I Met Your Mother vet Alyson Hannigan as its lead star.
Fans of Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live! each weeknight don't have to worry that Kimmel is leaving late night TV. He's slated to contribute to Man of the House as the off-camera narrator, so he shouldn't have much trouble juggling his work on the new sitcom and his late night show. Of course, Man of the House is still in the pilot stages, so there's no saying at this point if it will go to series and keep Kimmel busier than ever. That said, Man of the House has a lot going for it with Alyson Hannigan and others in the cast.
Man of the House stars Alyson Hannigan and Leslie Bibb as divorced sisters who move in together despite their many differences for the sake of raising their kids. The story centers on young Bradley, who is the only guy in the household with his mom, his aunt, his sister, and his cousin. Between the women ruling the house at home and the masculine world of football at school, Bradley should have an interesting life. Bradley will be played by Jake Short of A.N.T. Farm and Mighty Med fame. Jimmy Kimmel will voice the adult version of Bradley, which is a narrative device Hannigan will be familiar with after her years on How I Met Your Mother.
The sitcom hails from Frank Pines of Baby Daddy and Vijal Patel of The Mayor. The pilot is inspired by Frank PInes' real-life experiences as a young man raised by his mom and his aunt. THR reports that Pines and Patel are on board as writers and executive producers. It's obviously too soon to say if Man of the House could become ABC's next hit series, but the odds are pretty good that the project will make it past the pilot stage with names like Alyson Hannigan, Leslie Bibb, and Jimmy Kimmel attached. While star power does not a hit show make, it could be enough to get the show on the airwaves long enough for audiences to take a look.
We'll have to wait and see. For now, you can find Jimmy Kimmel on weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC as host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! If you're still in the market for other shows now and in the not-too-distant future, swing by our summer TV premiere guide. If streaming is more your style, take a look at our 2018 Netflix premiere schedule and our 2018 Amazon Prime rundown.