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Dec 18, 2012

It was a Very Good Year

2012 was an AMAZING year for Jimmy Kimmel Live! And what a better way to end it than to announce an impressive, star studded line-up for our first shows at 11:35!

ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is on the move: Starting January 8, 2013, the late-night show shifts from midnight to 11:35 p.m., ET /10:35 p.m., CT. To help christen the new time slot, “JKL” has a star-studded guest list, including Jennifer Aniston, Ryan Gosling, Sofía Vergara, Ellen DeGeneres, Rob Lowe, Jamie Foxx, Mark Wahlberg, Amy Brenneman, Nicki Minaj, Mindy Kaling, Julie Bowen, Naomi Watts,Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, plus musical performances by No Doubt, Brad Paisley, Bruno Mars, LeAnn Rimes and more.

We couldn't be happier about the new opportunities that come along with the new time slot!

Another show we are so proud of this year is Anderson Live! Season Two has had some really exciting moments... Among the best highlights this year were the cast shows -- Check out the latest with the cast of "The Hobbit"

Ian McKellan on Comic-Con
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How Do the Hobbits Look So Small?

Ian McKellan on Coming Out

Tune in to our next cast show December 20th to see Anderson with the cast of Downton Abbey!

CTB is excited to be teaming up with Eyeworks and ABC on the first US installment of Celebrity Splash. Our roster of Celebrity Contestants continues to come together nicely and will be officially announced at the ABC TCA's this January. We are proud to announce four-time Olympic gold medalist and diving legend Greg Louganis as well as the 2012 Olympic gold medalist in diving David Boudia will serve as two of the several judges and mentors who will be part of the series. The first show will air on March 19, 2013.

Check out the reel from the Netherlands version of the show:

Central Talent Booking has maintained a presence in the international market this year, delivering bookings for Russia's premier late night show, The Late Night Show with Ivan Urgant.
A special moment this season was when Robert De Niro stopped by:

The Late Night Show with Ivan Urgant airs on CHANNEL ONE. With over 100 million viewers, CHANNEL ONE is the largest broadcasting network in Russia.

We had the pleasure of working with UNICEF again on this year's Snowflake Ball. Katy Perry lit up the carpet!

Young Hollywood had another amazing year, continuing to showcase Hollywood's freshest, hottest talent from the Four Seasons studio in Los Angeles. Young Hollywood videos have received over 2 Billion views to date; younghollywood.com, currently receives over 3.5 million unique visitors per month. Some of our favorite interviews this month include:

Eddie Redmayne

Marion Cotillard & Matthias Schoenaerts

Quvenzhane Wallis

Young Hollywood Network on Youtube gets an average of 2.5 Million views per week and is ranked as the #1 All-Time Entertainment News Channel amongst YouTube's Premium Original Channel Partners. YH has close to 2 Million Followers on Twitter and over 2.3 Million Fans on Google+ and Facebook and growing!

We are extremely excited for the launch of DITLO.com. There is so much great talent on tap, including Steven Yeu, Tony Goldwyn, Vivica Fox, Arielle Kebbel, Russell Peters, Jill Zarin, Paul Fisher, Kristi Yamaguchi, Cullen Jones, Neon Trees, and many more. Check out DITLO's amazing Facebook page as a teaser of what's to come!-- "Visual interviews of trending people, places and things" DITLO.com will launch around January 15, 2013!

We've had so much fun working on the fabulous shows on Youtube's Reserve Channel. Some Highlights include:

Andy Cohen Goes Fishing with Tom Colicchio on HOOKED UP

Pharrell Williams Interviews Ben Mezrich & Andy Greenberg on ARST TLK

Another really fun client we loved working with this year is the StyleHaul Network (The largest fashion and beauty network on Youtube). FM, hosted by music artist Kimberly Cole, gives a backstage and behind the scenes experience, capturing candid moments not seen anywhere else. This house of style meets cribs show features the most hyped celebrity music artists, stylists, fashion designers and make-up gurus who invent the trends.


We are so grateful for all the good work we were able to do this year and we look forward to continuing to work with all our great clients in 2013!

Wishing everyone a very peaceful holiday and a happy and healthy New Year

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