Frankie Ballard, The Lone Bellow Set for “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Frankie Ballard [ABC]

2015 is finally here, and with it comes the return of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” originals.

The ABC talk show returns from its holiday hiatus for the week of January 5, and it has several notable interview guests and musical performers slated for those four episodes.

Musical performers set to take the “Kimmel” stage include country chart-topper Frankie Ballard, Brooklyn act The Lone Bellow and veteran rock group Heart.

Names set for interviews with the titular host include Anne Hathaway, Matt LeBlanc, Hayley Atwell, Joaquin Phoenix, Bill Maher, Nick Kroll and Larry Wilmore.

ABC’s latest “Kimmel” listings follow:

Monday, January 5

1. Actress Anne Hathaway (“Song One”) 2. Bachelor Chris Soules (ABC’s “The Bachelor”) 3. Musical guest Heart

Tuesday, January 6

1. Actor Matt LeBlanc (“Episodes”) 2. Actress Hayley Atwell (ABC’s Marvel’s “Agent Carter”) 3. Chef Jamie Oliver (“Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food: The Ultimate Weekend Cookbook”)

Wednesday, January 7

1. Comedian Bill Maher (“Real Time with Bill Maher”) 2. Comedian Nick Kroll (“Kroll Show”) 3. Musical guest The Lone Bellow

Thursday, January 8

1. Actor Joaquin Phoenix (“Inherent Vice”) 2. Comedian Larry Wilmore (“The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore”) 3. Musical guest Frankie Ballard

Written by Brian Cantor

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