Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, And Shaq To Guest Host 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' This Week

Jimmy Kimmel is taking a break from his show as he prepares for his son’s second heart surgery. As noted at the Hollywood Reporter, Kimmel’s son William was supposed to receive the surgery this week, but it had to be postposed after he caught a cold. Now, Kimmel will be at home, where he and his “wife and children sneeze on each other,” per a statement released by Kimmel himself.

This means that there’ll be guest hosts filling in for Kimmel’s shoes. While we would have been fine with letting Guillermo take the reins, Kimmel has tapped an all-star lineup that includes Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Shaquille O’Neal, and Dave Grohl.

Shaq will start it off on Monday, with the schedule going as such:

Monday, Oct. 30 — Shaquille O'Neal
Guests: Mila Kunis and Aisha Tyler
Musical Guest: Ty Dolla $ign featuring YG

Tuesday, Oct. 31 — Dave Grohl
Guest: Kristen Bell
Musical Guest: Alice Cooper

Wednesday, Nov. 1 — Channing Tatum
Guest: Ellen DeGeneres, P!nk panel and performance

Thursday, Nov. 2 — Jennifer Lawrence
Guest: Kim Kardashian
Musical Guest: Linkin Bridge

The details for Friday’s show are still in the works. We still recommend Guillermo, or maybe John Waters, because why not.

As Kimmel explained on the show in May, William was born in late April with a heart defect that necessitated open heart surgery. The experience has led Kimmel to become one of the most prominent advocates for accessible healthcare coverage; most notably, he’s been vocal in excoriating the GOP for their attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Here's a sampling of some Shaq/Kimmel to whet your appetite: