For one night, Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel will solve the problem of booking guests during the WGA strike by appearing on each other’s show. The swap comes Thursday, with Kimmel traveling to Leno’s studio in Burbank and Leno returning the favor in Hollywood. Both shows are taped on the same day they air.
"There are only a few people in the world that know how tough this job is," Leno said Sunday. "Jimmy is one of them. It will be fun to discuss who’s a good guest, who’s a difficult guest and everything else that comes with sitting behind these desks."
Joked Kimmel: "If Jay and I can come together and guest on each other’s shows, then surely there is hope for peace in the Middle East."
ABC’s Kimmel came to Leno’s defense on the air Wednesday, urging picketing writers to back off. Their jobs were made even more difficult with the reluctance of stars to cross picket lines. SAG has encouraged members to appear on David Letterman’s "Late Show" and Craig Ferguson’s "Late Late Show," where writers have gone back to work.