Jimmy Kimmel Mocks His Own Network at ABC Upfronts

Shonda Rhimes' departure and cancelled shows served as fodder for Kimmel's jokes.

Late-night and Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel at the 2018 Disney, ABC, Freeform Upfront in New York City.
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Jimmy Kimmel hosted the ABC upfronts on Tuesday and showed no mercy, as the late night star lampooned everything from the network’s failed shows to rumored spin-offs, according to Variety.

One of the main themes of the night was the departure of Shonda Rhimes, creator and showrunner of the ABC hit shows Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder, for Netflix.

“Now that she’s leaving, I can honestly say on behalf of everyone here at ABC who worked with her for so long we hope she rots in hell,” Kimmel cracked about the famously-beloved Rhimes.

Kimmel also spotlighted ABC’s recent cancellation of Inhumans. “Somehow we managed to have the only unsuccessful project with Marvel in the title,” he joked.

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