As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Kimmel bashed Leno in his current Rolling Stone magazine cover story. "As a comedian, you can't not have disdain for what he's done. He totally sold out. He was a master chef who opened a Burger King," Kimmel said.
"Jay has proven surprisingly resilient," the honcho said.
Kimmel's move into the 11:35 p.m. time slot on ABC will have him going against Leno and David Letterman on CBS for the first time.
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