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On Jimmy Kimmel's talent competition, no talent is required

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Do You Have What It Takes

Talent shows are ubiquitous these days: American Idol, The Voice, America’s Got Talent, the list goes on and on. There are none, however, quite like Do You Have What it Takes? from Jimmy Kimmel.

In advance of its debut tonight on Jimmy Kimmel LiveEW has an exclusive sneak peek of the new show, featuring host Kenny Mayne and judges Kimmel, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Ali Fedotowsky, and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas.

Here’s the interesting part. Do You Have What it Takes? is missing one key ingredient. Case in point (prepare for things to get really meta): “Talent is not what we’re looking for,” Kimmel says. Rather, they’re looking for someone who has IT, IT being talent, or not. You don’t need talent in a talent competition, right? Right.

Jimmy Kimmel Live airs tonight on ABC at 11:35/10:35c.