UPDATE 1:25 p.m. ET: Jimmy Kimmel has canceled his scheduled Monday taping in Brooklyn.
“Though it pains us to do it, JKL from #Brooklyn tonight is cancelled,” Kimmel tweets. “I’m disappointed too, but we want you to be safe.”
Much of the East Coast is battening down for Hurricane Sandy, but a couple of late-night TV shows are planning to soldier on through the storm Monday (Oct. 29).
Both “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” are planning to tape shows Monday, joining “Jimmy Kimmel Live” — which is doing a week of shows from Brooklyn — in going ahead as scheduled. Comedy Central, however, has shut down “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” for the day, and a rep for the cable channel says plans for the rest of the week will depend on Sandy’s track across the Northeast.
“We will be doing a new show tomorrow night no matter what,” Fallon tweeted on Sunday. He reiterated his plans to go ahead with the show Monday morning, writing “Midtown NYC is empty, but we are still doing a live show!” and “Everyone in tonight’s studio audience gets a free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. #LateNight #wehave10peopleinouraudience”
Production on just about every scripted series based in New York has shut down for the storm. The casts and crews of shows ranging from “30 Rock” to “The Carrie Diaries” are staying home until Sandy passes. Broadway shows have also gone dark.