How Jimmy Kimmel Recorded Tonight's Show With a Laptop

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Even if you're not a regular Jimmy Kimmel Live fan, it might be worth tuning in tonight. Because when they tried to film the episode yesterday, the power went out. So they recorded with a laptop webcam instead. UPDATED:

The outage apparently affected the show's control room, broadcast transmission center, and tape operations area, meaning that Kimmel and the staff had to resort to the webcam. Seth Rogen and Wipeout's John Henson are guests, but I'm personally most excited to see country star Dierks Bentley's performance. Not so much because I like his music (although it's not bad!). It's mostly to see how this turned out:

Illustration for article titled How Jimmy Kimmel Recorded Tonights Show With a Laptop

The episode airs tonight at 12:05am.

UPDATED: You can watch the entire episode here.
[ABC]

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MichaelScrip
Michael Scrip

"when they tried to film the episode yesterday"

Isn't this show normally live... Jimmy Kimmel Live?

Why were they taping it in the first place?