‘Kimmel’s’ Kellison joins ‘Hunt’

'Bonnie' nabs new exec producer

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” co-creator Daniel Kellison has joined syndie strip “The Bonnie Hunt Show” as its new exec producer.

Kellison will serve as exec producer alongside Hunt, Don Lake and Jim Paratore when the talker returns for a second season this fall.

It’s a return to the daypart for Kellison, who co-created and launched “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” for Telepictures Prods., which is behind “Bonnie Hunt” as well. Kellison, who replaces David Perler on the show, is already familiar with “Bonnie Hunt,” having served as an executive consultant for its launch last fall.

In announcing the Kellison hire, Telepictures Prods. prexy Hilary Estey McLoughlin cited Kellison’s “proven track record in daytime and latenight” and said the producer shared a comedic sensibility with Hunt.

Jackhole Industries, the production company Kellison runs with Kimmel and Adam Carolla, continues to produce “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

Kellison’s recent credits also include co-creating the Kanye West puppet show “Alligator Boots” and selling the half-hour script “22” to Comedy Central.

His resume includes eight years at “Late Night” and “Late Show With David Letterman,” as well as Comedy Central’s “The Man Show” and “Crank Yankers,” both of which he co-created.

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