Jimmy Kimmel has ceded the floor to David Letterman.
In one of the classiest moves we've ever seen in late night, the ABC host will step aside and air a repeat on the night of Letterman's final show.
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Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Show have been in direct competition since JKL was moved to an earlier time slot nearly three years ago.
But not on May 20th. Jimmy explained:
"I have too much respect for Dave to do anything that would distract viewers from watching his final show. Plus, I'll probably be crying all day, which makes it hard to work."
Awww! That's so sweet!
But Letterman's last won't be entirely competition-free.
A representative for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon confirmed the show would be airing new episodes the entire week.
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