Kanye West Added To August 9 “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Kanye West will headline this Thursday’s edition of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on Celebrity Family Feud | Byron Cohen/ABC

Upon initially announcing listings for this week’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” episode, ABC said that the August 9 episode would feature interviews with Bob Newhart and Awkwafina and a musical performance by Blood Orange featuring A$AP Rocky.

It has since revised those listings.

ABC now says that Kanye West will replace Newhart as the lead interview guest. Awkwafina is still scheduled for her interview, but Blood Orange and A$AP Rocky are no longer scheduled for a performance.

The updated listings follow:
Wednesday, Aug. 8
1. Kristen Bell (“Like Father”) 2. John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”) 3. Musical Guest Brett Eldredge

Thursday, Aug. 9
1. Kanye West (“Ye”) 2. Awkwafina (“Crazy Rich Asians”)

Friday, Aug. 10 (OAD: 7/30/18)
1. Kim Kardashian West (“Keeping Up with the Kardashians”) 2. Hayley Atwell (“Christopher Robin”) 3. Musical Guest Train

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