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Stars Come to Party at Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Game Night’

May 27, 2017 GMT

Now that the epic NBA Championship rematch between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers is all set, Jimmy Kimmel returns to primetime with his popular pregame show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night,” premiering at 8 p.m., Thursday, June 1 on ABC.

For the tenth consecutive year, in conjunction with the NBA Finals, the special-edition episodes of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will air during primetime every night of the NBA Finals, beginning at 8 p.m.

Shot live in front of a studio audience, “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night” primetime specials, according to the network, celebrate the intersection of entertainment and sports with Kimmel’s signature comedy bits and an all-star lineup of guests, including Kevin Hart, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Will Ferrell, Owen Wilson, Jamie Foxx and Billy Crystal, with special appearances by Snoop Dogg and NBA great Karl Malone. Viewers can also expect to see an all-new addition of “Mean Tweets: NBA Edition,” as well as a three-point challenge featuring the celebrity guests.

Previous “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night” guests include President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, David Beckham, Cameron Diaz, Magic Johnson, Mariah Carey and Denzel Washington. Past “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night” specials have also premiered viral comedy pieces starring Blake Griffin, Mike Tyson, Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley and Dwayne Wade.

The premiere of “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night” will be followed by “NBA Countdown” at 8:30 p.m. and Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals — the Golden State Warriors vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers at 9 p.m. on ABC.