“Jimmy Kimmel Live” comes home to Brooklyn in November 2012

Jimmy Kimmel, a Brooklyn native, will bring his ABC late-night series, Jimmy Kimmel Live, home this November.

Kimmel announced the decision — which will involve tapings the week of Oct. 29 through Nov. 2, 2012 — this morning when he guest-hosted LIVE! with Kelly.

The weeklong jaunt will tape from BAM, the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

It’ll be Kimmel’s first trip with his show to the East Coast. He previously broadcast a week of episodes from Detroit in 2006.

The November 2012 trip to Brooklyn coincides with the inaugural season of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets — who’ll play in the new Barclays Arena a few blocks away from BAM — and also comes just a few weeks shy of Kimmel’s 45th birthday. Kimmel’s family lived in Brooklyn’s Mill Basin neighborhood before moving to Las Vegas when he was nine.

“I moved to Las Vegas when I was nine, but New York is my spot,” Kimmel said.

Here is a link to the video of Kimmel making the announcement on Monday’s show.

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