Central Talent Booking is also honored to be working with the American Veterans Center on American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes, the Emmy Award winning televised program honoring our veterans and military heroes airing Veteran's Day weekend.
This Fall season has been busy, but super exciting at CTB - we would love to share a few highlights with you!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
"I told My kids I ate all their halloween candy!"
And Bonus: Part Two!
Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #10 - always a good laugh!
Jimmy hires Doctor Strange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) and things do not go as planned...
Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Jimmy play a game of long distance charades. Jimmy and Kristen were stationed on the roof of our theater, while Zach and Owen were across the street on top of the Hollywood & Highland complex...
WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
Check out who stopped by to hang with Marc!
Sarah Jessica Parker
Harry had a sweet surprise in store for Sandra Bullock:
It's freestyle rapping with Harry and Common!
Jason does a great impression of Harry for Harry!
Anthony Anderson offer thanks for a very well-deserved award.
Amazon's Style Code Live
Sarah Jessica Parker:
'Storks' Star Kelsey Grammer Talks Dolphins and More!
Actor Aaron Eckhart of Bleed for This Joing Rich Eisen Show:
Rob Lowe Wishes His Younger Self Knew This Life Lesson
7 Magnificent Facts About Peter Sarsgaard You Didn't Know
FAVES: The Real Reason Bob Harper Never Gets Tired of Working Out
WhoSay visits the cast of 'The Real O'Neal's' on set & they recap the Epic 'The Real Move' Episode
'Manchester By The Sea' Producer Matt Damon and the cast explain what it's like working with director Kenneth Lonergan at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival!
We're so excited to be working with Covet: the #1 fashion game for a smartphone or tablet.Make sure to check out the beautiful Emma
Roberts, the first cover for Covet Fashion app for the month of
We were excited to have Golden Globe and SAG nominated Saoirse Ronan stop by:
The Meredith Vieira Show
Lots of fun with Meredith in November!
The Rich Eisen Show
Tom Hanks stopped by to Talk NFL & More
Michael B. Jordan joined Rich to talk about his successful new film "Creed"
And Rich is heading back to the Superbowl for a week of shows in February from San Francisco!
Wishing all our friends a very happy holiday season and a healthy and prosperous New Year!
We also had a great time working on The Harry Connick Jr. Show pilot in June for NBC.
And we're excited to have Steve Harvey join us for our Season 2 premiere of The Meredith Vieira Show on Tuesday, September 8th! It's going to be a great season - lots of great bookings in September already locked and loaded!
We were thrilled to spend our summer working on MTV's MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT SHOW. MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT SHOW premieres this October!
And CTB is proud to be working with the charity, International Myeloma Foundation, on the 9th Annual Comedy Celebration benefitting the Peter Boyle Research Fund and supporting the Black Swan Research Initiative. Fred Willard is hosting and performers include: Jeff Garlin, Tom Green, Jay Johnson, Andy Kindler, Heather McDonald, and Kevin Nealon; with special musical guest Paul Shaffer. The event is Saturday, October 10th at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre and Club.
We hope every one had a wonderful summer and look forward to a great fall season with you all!
It's our pleasure to share some of our favorite highlights, and some exciting news about what's up next!
Somefavorite Jimmy Kimmel Livemoments include President Obama, Furious 7 Week, Jamie Foxx's take on Tinder, 'Avengers Family Feud,' Guillermo's Exclusivo with J.J. Abrams, Fantastic Four's Michael B. Jordan, and selfies with Kim Kardashian
From Tribeca, to Broadway, to Game of Thrones, we've had so many fun guests on HuffPost Live
And we're loving working with Roy on The Huff Post Show. In case you missed it, check out his great interview with actor/director Russell Crowe!
We love working with Rich Eisen and the team at Direct TV on The Rich Eisen Show. Here are two recent interviews:
We love working on WTF with Marc Maron. Some fun moments with Henry Winkler, Parker Posey and Zach Woods below!
We're thrilled to be working on Geeks Who Drink, a comedic game show
based on the wildly popular pub trivia game night, Geeks Who Drink. Executive
Produced by Zachary Levi and Kinetic Content, Geeks Who Drink is a wholly unique celebration of the Sci-Fi Geek World/Nerd Culture that has taken the country— and bars— by storm.
The show premieres July 16th on syfy - just in time for Comic-Con!
We've been working hard on the launch plan for STAR SHOP!
The STAR SHOP App goes live on June 3rd!
We also just started working on a great new show for AOL, 2 Point Lead.
2 Point Leadis an original, daily sports segment that speaks to the social fan base in sports. It’s a satirical look at the social sports conversation; it brings those conversations to life with a sense of humor!
And we 're also thrilled to be working on The Rich Eisen Show premiering October 6th, LIVE from DIRECTV’S headquarters from Noon to 3pm EST/ 9am to Noon PST daily.!
The Rich Eisen Show will air on
DIRECTV'S Audience Network and ROOT Sports, and will be available digitally on NFL Now.
And we're teaming up with The Hallmark Channel, for the return of “Kitten Bowl II” & the first-ever “Kitten Paw-Star
Game,” both original specials filled with purr-fectly adoptable kittens. The Kitten Bowl will air on February 1, 2015 and The Kitten Paw-Star Game is coming in Summer 2015
Violet Grey introduced the beautiful "first lady of Wall Street," Margot Robbie
CTB is so excited to be working with Veria Living Live!, the
multiplatform media company devoted to showcasing healthy lifestyle and
wellness programming on their new daily lifestyle talk show Veria Living
Live! Hosted by a panel of rotating contributors, Veria Living Live! is a fast-paced,
fun-filled hour where studio audience members and viewers join the conversation
each day via Skype, phone, email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and
It's been an exciting couple of months over at Jimmy Kimmel Live! JKL put up big numbers in last few weeks, accounting for it's Best Sweep Ever!
Some of CTB's favorite moments:
Jimmy took on Thor in a 'Strongman Competition'
Funny-man Vince Vaughn stopped by to talk Germany, gambling, and how he fathered over 500 children in his latest film, 'The Delivery Man'
David Blaine set the stage on fire
The hilarious Sarah Silverman finally returned Jimmy's most embarrassing things
Benedict Cumberbactch took on a 'Black Panties' hit
The Queen Latifah Show just had its first sweeps, lining up a host of notables including Ray Romano, Carol Burnett, the cast of 'Homefront,' Lenny Kravitz, Vince Vaughn, and Oscar front-runner Chiwetel Ejiofor. We are so proud to be part of this great show. Check out the latest sizzle reel:
In addition to our work with AOL's lifestyle brands, we are thrilled to be booking content on the AOL.com homepage. AOL did a Twitter call out to Jake Owen fans, then sat down with the rising country star to answer some of his fans' best questions.
June kicked off with our always exciting NBA Game Night shows. Some of Central Talent Booking's favorite moments include a Skype Scavenger hunt and digital trailer launch with One Direction, the world premiere of the "Channing All Over Your Tatum" music video, and special appearances by NBA greats: James Worthy, Bill Walton, Kobe Bryant and Trick-Shot Titus.
The fun continued in July when Johnny Depp stopped by to show Jimmy some love..
And the only better way to end the summer than with Oprah...
Is with Oprah giving away a car!
Congratulations to everyone at Jimmy Kimmel Live! on our Primetime Emmy Nomination. Everyone's hard work on the Matt Damon show paid off!
And a special Congratulations to Jimmy on his beautiful wedding --Warm wishes to Jimmy and Molly xo
The Wendy Williams Show recently wrapped its first full summer of original programming. We are so proud to be part of such a great success!
Some of Wendy's hottest moments this summer include:
CTB has been loving working with AOL onMoviefone and Lifestyle Brand opportunities. Some fun moments this summer were when Neil Patrick Harris stepped in as Guest Editor on Moviefone,
We are so happy to continue working with RJ and our friends at Young Hollywood.Young Hollywood really heated up this summer as the premiere place for everything young, hip and current! Amanda Seyfried is
Gyllenhaal, The Anti-Damsel in Distress
Damon’s Childhood Dream
Big applause to the Reserve Channel for two Daytime Emmy noms; Hooked Up with Tom Colicchioand Capture with Mark Seliger were both nominated for Outstanding Lifestyle Programming. And Hooked Up can now also be seen on NBC Sports Network. Some Reserve Channel highlights from this summer... Daniel Lanois "ARTST TLK with Pharrell Williams"
Judd Apatow & Matt Mahurin "Capture with Mark Seliger"
Steve Byrne "Across the Board with Joy Bryant"
Wylie Dufresne "On the Table with Eric Ripert"
And stay tuned for a fantastic interview with Spike Lee on ARTST TLK with Pharrell Williams!
CTB is very excited to be working with Bryan Terry on JAY'Z Life+Times new series, GET SET. Each episode will take a behind the scenes look at the meticulous planning that goes into touring as a musician.
Here's a look at the premiere episode:
Z's Life+Times joins Ed Sheeran on the road for the premiere episode of GET SET.
In the first episode, Ed speaks on engaging the audience, the difference between playing a stadium and a small venue, and why you should never open with your biggest song.
A big Thumbs Up to the team over at The Queen Latifah Show. Kelly, Lindsey and Clare have all gone in-house on the Sony Lot. The Queen Latifah Show premieres September 16th!
Wishing everyone a wonderful last few weeks of summer, and a very successful fall! x CTB
Jimmy Kimmel Live! has been on fire since the big move to 11:35pm!
Major highlights include the Matt Damon Show on January 24, 2013
And the annual After the Oscars Show on Sunday February 23, 2013
Guillermo on the Red Carpet
The World Premiere of the highly anticipated trailer .. MTM: 2V
And the always hilarious Jamie Foxx's "Channing All over your Tatum"
Despite the sad news that Anderson Live!will not be continuing after this season, the show has put forth some really great shows.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Anderson Cooper and the hardworking team at Anderson Live!
Central Talent Booking is so excited to be working with ESPN2’s hit show SportsNation! Now in its fourth year,
ESPN has revamped the show with a new host and a new home in Los Angeles. Host Charissa Thompson has been
joined by new co-host Marcellus Wiley and they continue the off-beat
SportsNation tradition of discussing the day’s hottest and weirdest sports
We are thrilled to continue to work with Robert Katz and TV One on Life After. We are hard at work on the fifth season!
We are also happy to be working on a fun new Lifetime
television series, CELEBRITY HOME RAIDERS.
Hosted by Kit Hoover, CELEBRITY HOME RAIDERS’ goal is to clear the unwanted clutter from the talent’s
life while raising money and awareness for their favorite charity in each episode.
Next week we will be bringing Russia to LA! We continue to book Evening Urgant, The BIGGEST Late Night show in Russia, and are bringing our fabulous host, Ivan Urgant to Hollywood to meet some new people and discuss some really fun and fresh international opportunities for American stars!
Marylin Manson sat down with Ivan in Moscow
We continue to work with Young Hollywood to showcase Hollywood's hottest young stars.
We are also excited to be teaming up with Archetypes Productions and ArchetypeMe.com on their
new talk show,Archetypes with LEE WOODRUFF.Hosted by bestselling author
and “CBS This Morning” contributor Lee Woodruff, “Archetypes” is a new
talk show about what makes us tick, why we like the things we like, why we do what
we do, and what these things say about who we are.
The show is coming soon to ArchetypeMe.com, Neil degrasse
Tyson , Julie Kent, Kevin Micahel Connolly are among the first
We love working with Youtube's Reserve channel. The variety of shows has something for everyone!
Tony Hawk on ARTST TLK
Daniel Boloud on Hooked Up
And be sure to tune in to the series premiere of SPLASH. The first celebrity diving competition airs March 19, 2013 at 8pmET on ABC.
2012 was an AMAZING year for Jimmy Kimmel Live! And what a better way to end it than to announce an impressive, star studded line-up for our first shows at 11:35!
ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is on the move: Starting January 8, 2013, the late-night show shifts from midnight to 11:35 p.m., ET /10:35 p.m., CT. To help christen the
new time slot, “JKL” has a star-studded guest list, including Jennifer Aniston, Ryan Gosling, Sofía Vergara, Ellen
DeGeneres, Rob Lowe, Jamie Foxx, Mark Wahlberg, Amy
Brenneman, Nicki Minaj, Mindy Kaling, Julie Bowen, Naomi Watts,Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, plus musical performances by No Doubt, Brad Paisley, Bruno Mars, LeAnn Rimes and more.
We couldn't be happier about the new opportunities that come along with the new time slot!
Another show we are so proud of this year is Anderson Live! Season Two has had some really exciting moments... Among the best highlights this year were the cast shows -- Check out the latest with the cast of "The Hobbit"
Ian McKellan on
How Do the Hobbits Look
Ian McKellan on
Tune in to our next cast show December 20th to see Anderson with the cast of Downton Abbey!
CTB is excited to be teaming up with Eyeworks and ABC on the first US installment of Celebrity Splash. Our roster of Celebrity Contestants continues to come together nicely and will be officially announced at the ABC TCA's this January. We are proud to announce four-time Olympic
gold medalist and diving legend Greg Louganis as well as the 2012
Olympic gold medalist in diving David Boudia will serve as two of the
several judges and mentors who will be part of the series. The first show will air on March 19, 2013.
Check out the reel from the Netherlands version of the show:
Central Talent Booking has maintained a presence in the international market this year, delivering bookings for Russia's premier late night show, The Late Night Show with Ivan Urgant. A special moment this season was when Robert De Niro stopped by:
The Late Night Show with Ivan Urgant
airs onCHANNEL ONE. With over 100 million viewers, CHANNEL ONE
is the largest broadcasting network in Russia.
We had the pleasure of working with UNICEF again on this year's Snowflake Ball. Katy Perry lit up the carpet!
Young Hollywoodhad another amazing year, continuing to showcase Hollywood's freshest, hottest talent from the Four Seasons studio in Los Angeles.Young Hollywood videos have
received over 2 Billion views to date;younghollywood.com,
currently receives over 3.5 million unique visitors per month. Some of our favorite interviews this month include:
Young Hollywood Network on Youtube
gets an average of 2.5 Million views per week and is ranked as
the #1 All-Time Entertainment News Channel amongst YouTube's Premium Original
Channel Partners. YH has close to 2
Million Followers on Twitter andover 2.3
Million Fans on Google+ and Facebook and growing!
We are extremely excited for the launch of DITLO.com. There is so much great talent on tap, including Steven Yeu, Tony Goldwyn, Vivica Fox, Arielle Kebbel, Russell Peters, Jill Zarin, Paul Fisher, Kristi Yamaguchi, Cullen Jones, Neon Trees, and many more. Check out DITLO's amazing Facebook page as a teaser of what's to come!-- "Visual interviews of trending people, places and things" DITLO.com will launch around January 15, 2013!
We've had so much fun working on the fabulous shows on Youtube's Reserve Channel. Some Highlights include:
Andy Cohen Goes Fishing with Tom Colicchio on HOOKED UP
Pharrell Williams Interviews Ben Mezrich & Andy Greenberg on ARST TLK
Another really fun client we loved working with this year is the StyleHaul Network (The largest
fashion and beauty network on Youtube). FM, hosted by music artist
Kimberly Cole, gives a backstage and behind the scenes
experience, capturing candid moments not seen anywhere else. This house of style meets
cribs show features the most hyped celebrity music artists, stylists,
fashion designers and make-up gurus who invent the trends.
FM - KIMBERLY COLE WITH JAY SEAN
We are so grateful for all the good work we were able to do this year and we look forward to continuing to work with all our great clients in 2013!
Wishing everyone a very peaceful holiday and a happy and healthy New Year
Hot off his successful performance as host of the 64th Annual Primetime Emmys, Jimmy Kimmel is on fire!
CTB is excited to announce that on January 8, 2013 Jimmy Kimmel Live! moves to 11:35pm on ABC. The numbers from the 2011 - 2012 TV Season really illustrate the strength and momentum of the show:
the complete 2011-12 TV season, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live grew its overall
audience for the 3rd consecutive year (+3%), generating its most-watched
season ever. JKL stood as the only late-night broadcast talk show
to build over its prior season in Total Viewers, as NBC’s The Tonight
Show with Jay Leno (-5%), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (-2%) and Last Call with
Carson Daly (-4%) and CBS’ The Late Show with David Letterman (-11%) and Late
Late Show with Craig Ferguson (-13%) were all down.
In more exciting Kimmel News: Jimmy Kimmel returns to his hometown Brooklyn for a week of shows at the end of the month!
Jimmy Kimmel Live heads to the host’s birthplace,
Brooklyn, New York, for a week of original late night shows. The show will broadcast from BAM- Brooklyn
Academy of Music from October 29 through November 2.
Central Talent Booking is proud to announce the Brooklyn guests including notable New Yorkers David Letterman, Jon Stewart,
Stephen Colbert, Chris Rock, Kelly Ripa, Tracy Morgan and more. Also musical performances by Alicia Keys, Vampire Weekend and the Avett
Brothers featuring the Brooklyn Philharmonic.
And rounding out exciting October news for JKL, just before heading to the East Coast, Jimmy Kimmel Live! welcomes First Lady Michelle Obama on October 25th!
In it's sophomore season Anderson Live comes back strong. With a new format and daily co-hosts, the high energy talk show shows early promising growth.
Our signature cast segments have brought a fun and friendly energy to the show and have gotten really positive reviews!
Steel Magnolias Cast
Jake and Michael from End of Watch
Perks of Being a Wallflower Cast
Central Talent Booking is thrilled to have a presence in the international late night game.
Asia Uncut returns with its third season and moves to NBC Universal reaching over 200 million homes in 36 Asian cities.
The new season of Asia Uncut is taping at the Venetian Resort in Macau.
We are equally excited to have recently jumped aboard
The Late Night Show
with Ivan Urgant, the only late night show in Russia.The nightly talk show airs on
Channel One, which with
over 100 million viewers is Russia’s largest broadcasting network. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg recently sat down with Ivan:
And upcoming guests include Halle Berry and Mila Jovovich.
Young Hollywood shows continued success as the WSJ recently called YH the "Entertainment Tonight" for Youtube: Young Hollywood -- WSJ
Central Talent Booking is happy to be working with UNICEF again and inviting celebrities to the wonderful Snowflake Ball on November 27, 2012. Harry Belafonte will be honored with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award &Tony Bennett will perform. Michael Douglas, Kevin Spacey, Rachel Bilson and Joel McHale are among the notables on this years Host Committee.
Central Talent Booking is workingon the second installment of the hilarious Larry Wilmore's "Race, Religion & Sex"as it heads to Jacksonville Florida.
We are also excited to be working with FM, the fashion and music digital series on
Youtube’s STYLEHAUL. Hosted by music artist Kimberly Cole, FM is a backstage experience going behind the scenes and capturing candid moments not seen
anywhere else. This house of style meets
cribs features the most hyped celebrity music artists, stylists, fashion
designers and make up gurus who invent the trends. FM has over 1.8 million views to date.
It was an exciting May, having CTB's client Jimmy Kimmel making two trips to the East Coast.
First in DC, where Kimmel got rave reviews for his job well done as host of this year's White House Correspondent's Dinner ... Sealed with a handshake stamp of approval by President Obama!
Kimmel's second hit on the East Coast was for the ABC Upfronts in New York where he announced his upcoming 5-show stint from his hometown in Brooklyn this fall October 29 -- November 2
Once again May Sweeps was a Success ...
During the recently completed 2012 May Sweep,
ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live grew over the year-ago sweep to attract its biggest-ever
audience for a May sweep. TheABC late-night program saw
growth over the 2012 February Sweep of 10% in Total Viewers and 2% in Adults
18-49 to stand as the only late-night broadcast talk show to post gains.
·ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live ranked as the #3 talk show in
late-night in Total Viewers during the 2012 May Sweep,behind only
NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and CBS’ The Late Show with David
·ABC’s JKL topped NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon by
11% in Total Viewers and by 2% in Adults 18-49, leading the NBC program in 2 of
the 3 sweep periods of
the season (May 2012 and November 2011). JKL also drew a larger overall
audience than Fallon for the 3rd consecutive May Sweep – since 2009.
·ABC’s JKL beat CBS’ The Late Late Show with Craig
Ferguson by its largest margin everduring a sweep periodin both
Total Viewers(+28%) and Adults 18-49 (+29%) to outperform the CBS
late-night program in all 3 sweeps of the season.
And the summer promises continued excitement for Kimmel with our primetime specials during the NBA finals, that are always a SLAM DUNK! Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Matthew Mcconaughey, Ray Romano and Katy Perry are already in on the fun!
ANDERSON makes his mark on daytime with a very successful first season!
Among many great moments on ANDERSON were interviews with standout ladies: Madonna, Janet Jackson and Angelina Jolie... which even got Jo caught in a paparazzi photo-op!!
May was especially fun for Anderson as he loved sharing the stage with his lovely lady co-hosts: Kristin Chenoweth, Ana Gasteyer, Neicy Nash, and Rebecca Romijn!!
We look forward to ANDERSON's second season!! Coming this September!
CTB is proud to be teaming with NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL on Brain Games.
Brain Games is a three-part series turned TV Show thattests thebrain with games that
play on senses, emotions,
abilitiesand behavior covering topics from visual perception to sound, creativity, honesty & lying, attractiveness and persuasion.. Check out the Sizzle Reel!
Working with Howard Owens again is a pleasure as always as he is such a special friend and supporter of CTB.
We Continue working hard all summer withthe next I Get That A Lot special!
From The Hollywood Reporter: "CBS is ready for more hidden camera gems. The network has ordered two more editions of I Get That A Lot. The network has aired four of the specials dating back to April 2009, with its Jan. 4 installment featuring Pauley Perrette, Pamela Anderson, Ty Pennington and Apolo Ohno averaging 8.32 million viewers." Read the full article here
It's been great to work with Ben Stiller's company Red Hour on their cutting-edge documentary Bad Trip. It is always special to have longtime relationships continue on .. Donick Cary at Red Hour shares a past at Letterman with Jo and Celia..always great to get to work together again.
We continue to work hard on season 4 of Life After, the cool documentary profile series that investigates how various cultural icons have dealt with turning points in
their lives... we look forward to some really exciting features this season!
The always wonderful Oprah Magazine, featured some shiny stars from spring to summer including: Jennifer Lawrence (Books), Gabrielle Union (Aha), Rachel Maddow (My Best Life), Angela Lindvall (Fashion) for April...Bill Paxton (Books) Leelee Sobieski (Aha) Brandy (My Best Life) Octavia Spencer,Whoopi Goldberg, Carrie Fisher, Shirley
MacLaine, Katie Couric, Mika Brzezinski, Michael Strahan (May Round-up) for Mayand ... Sir Ben Kingsley
(Books) Maggie Gyllenhaal
(Aha) Chris Rock (My Best
Life) Madeleine Albright, Susan Feniger, Aimee Mann (June Wellness Pkg) for June.
CTB is delighted to continue our work with UNICEF. It is our pleasure to work with talent relations for such a wonderful organization.We love Tamar and Monika and look forward to some really exciting events in the near future!
CTB continues to work with Young Hollywood to showcase the freshest faces in the business! check out some favorite recent highlights:
Jimmy Kimmel Live had a great November Sweeps, posting the show's "most-watched week ever." Some amazing guests: Eddie Murphy, Robert Pattinson, David Beckham, and Ellen helped build such strong shows but – it was the comedy that we have to credit as the real shining moment…
We continue to enjoy working with HGTV
My Favorite Place is doing so well in its in prime time slot.