All The Upcoming Guest Hosts on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' During Star's Sabbatical

While the cat's away, the mice will play, and different celebrities are still hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live! in his absence.

Kimmel has been on a sabbatical since July, and while he has been away other people have been guest-hosting the show. This week began with Maren Morris, and others will take over for the rest of the week.

This was the first-time Morris had been a chat show host, and she spoke to people within her field of expertise, such as fellow country star Willie Nelson and musical guest Gabriels.

We look at who else will be guest hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live! in the coming weeks.

All The Guest Hosts This Week

After Morris' time on the show, Modern Family star Julie Bowen takes over to meet Minnie Driver, whose new show, Modern Love, has just been released on Amazon Prime.

She also meets The Kissing Booth franchise's Jacob Elordi and musical guest Ashe.

On August 18 and 19, Sean Hayes takes over for two episodes, and he will speak to Awkwafina, Keke Palmer, Tracee Ellis Ross and Simu Liu, with musical guests Daryl Hall and John Oates, and Yola.

Hayes has previously guest-hosted, meaning this is not his first time in Kimmel's chair.

On Friday, August 20, the host hasn't yet been confirmed.

After that, the next group of hosts also isn't yet known, and Newsweek will update this story as more hosts are added to the lineup.

Why Is Jimmy Kimmel Not Hosting His Show?

Jimmy Kimmel has been away from his show since early July, with the star going on a sabbatical.

During one of his last episodes of the show, he announced he wouldn't be appearing for two months to take time off to spend with his family.

He said: "I'm taking this summer off to spend even more time with my family, There's nothing wrong, I'm healthy, my family's healthy, I just need a couple of months off."

During lockdown, as with many chat show hosts, Kimmel continued to produce shows from his home during lockdown, which became a feature while the series wasn't able to operate as usual.

He did many at-home monologues about then-President Donald Trump, and even had a visit from his long-term friend Matt Damon at his home.

At the moment, Kimmel's return date hasn't been announced, but given his final show was in July, it seems likely he will return in September.

Newsweek has approached ABC for a comment.

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