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Nightline Close-up, a new, half-hour late-night program to air immediately following Nightline, will temporarily replace the axed Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher this summer on ABC. A new series hosted by The Man Show's Jimmy Kimmel premieres in that timeslot after the Super Bowl in January. At ABC's fall presentation on Tuesday, Kimmel offered ad execs a preview of his self-deprecating shtick. "Four months ago, it looked like David Letterman was coming to ABC," he joked. "Instead, you got me. This is definitely not a step in the right direction." Among ABC's new fall crop, Tuesday comedies 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter and Life with Bonnie looked promising; however, Friday night time-travel drama That Was Then elicited groans from the audience. Why? Because it featured the exact same premise as the WB's new fall comedy Do Over. And

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Nightline Close-up, a new, half-hour late-night program to air immediately following Nightline, will temporarily replace the axed Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher this summer on ABC. A new series hosted by The Man Show's Jimmy Kimmel premieres in that timeslot after the Super Bowl in January. At ABC's fall presentation on Tuesday, Kimmel offered ad execs a preview of his self-deprecating shtick. "Four months ago, it looked like David Letterman was coming to ABC," he joked. "Instead, you got me. This is definitely not a step in the right direction." Among ABC's new fall crop, Tuesday comedies 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter and Life with Bonnie looked promising; however, Friday night time-travel drama That Was Then elicited groans from the audience. Why? Because it featured the exact same premise as the WB's new fall comedy Do Over. And when we say exact, we mean exact.