With Hurricane Sandy gearing up to wreck havoc on the east coast over the next couple of days, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has shut down public transportation in the city, effectively giving everyone the day off. Unless you work for Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Hurricane or not, Jimmy Kimmel isn’t letting anything spoil the week-long return to his hometown of Brooklyn, where his show will be filmed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. And his extremely A-list lineup of guests including David Letterman, Jon Stewart and Howard Stern are all still attending."We are bringing in back-up generators and will be able to do our show in the event of a power failure. We are also flying staff and crew out earlier to beat the storm,” said a show rep to Entertainment Weekly. "We have had no audience drop-outs so far despite news of the storm." We doubt anyone is calling to drop out since tickets to the show are free and any sane New Yorker is more concerned about their safety than watching Howard get interviewed, but that’s neither here nor there.
Many NYC-based shows aren’t being quite as brave though and are shutting down production on Monday. This includes several Warner Bros. Television production shows including Gossip Girl, The Carrie Diaries and 666 Park Avenue, as well as the overwhelming majority of Broadway shows. They intend on resuming production as soon as the weather permits
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