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'Jimmy Kimmel Live' cancels first Brooklyn show due to Hurricane Sandy

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Jimmy Kimmel Live has cancelled tonight's Brooklyn-based episode amid fears that Hurricane Sandy will make landfall.

A spokesperson for the late-night series indicated on Sunday (October 28) night that Jimmy Kimmel Live's full week of shows in Brooklyn would go on as scheduled , but Kimmel has tweeted that plans were changed this morning.

Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon

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Kimmel wrote: "Though it pains us to do it, JKLfrom #Brooklyn tonight is cancelled. I'm disappointed too, but we want you to be safe."

Tonight's show was to have featured guests Alicia Keys, Chris Rock and Kelly Ripa.

Howard Stern, David Letterman, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Vampire Weekend had been lined up for the rest of the week, but it is unclear if those shows will go forward.

Jimmy Fallon at a book signing for his new wbook 'Thank You Notes' at Barnes and Noble

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David Letterman presenting the 'Late Show'

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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is expected to air tonight, although Jimmy Fallon has tweeted that the studio audience has been sent home.

The Late Show with David Letterman is expected to tape its show on Monday as scheduled as well.

Other television production in New York City has largely been halted as Hurricane Sandy approaches, bringing torrential rain down upon the region.

Elementary, 30 Rock, Gossip Girl, The Good Wife and Person of Interest have all scrapped scheduled filming in New York City on Monday.

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