After 11 years on the air, ABC's Los Angeles-based "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" is looking forward to being "the only 11:30 game in town"-and all the primo music performances that come with that exclusivity. "It hasn't really sunk in, but it's about to," "Kimmel" music booker Scott Igoe says. "My phone's been ringing off the hook."
To that end, Igoe notes that "more country and adult contemporary artists" like Eric Church are slated to take the show's outdoor stage, which boasts new sponsor AT&T (the program's multiple song performances will be streamed to the phone provider's customers) and room for an audience of 1,000. Also planned are shows and segments from this year's South By Southwest and more music mini-sets on Hollywood Boulevard, where Justin Timberlake and Paul McCartney headlined in 2013. This coming year, Igoe hopes to shut down the tourist-heavy stretch for a full week.