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I gotta admit, I don’t watch a whole lot of late-night talk shows anymore. I mean, if I’m still up around midnight I might switch over to see what Craig Ferguson is up to, just because I think he’s funny, or if Leno has someone good on, I might check that out. I don’t ever watch Dave anymore. Remember when he was funny? Anyways, I know that Conan O’Brien is a lot of people’s favorites (Team Coco and all that jazz), which means a lot of people are wondering where he’ll end up with his new talk show. Wonder no more: Conan O’Brien has signed on with the TBS basic cable channel, and will be joining George Lopez on the cable net’s late-night talk show line-up.
Here’s part of the press release:
Comedy icon Conan O’Brien is joining TBS to host a late-night talk show that is expected to debut in November. The Emmy-winning comedian’s new program will be followed by Lopez Tonight, which will shift to a midnight time slot.
O’Brien began talks in earnest with TBS just last week, after George Lopez personally called him to ask that he consider joining the network’s late-night line-up. “I can’t think of anything better than doing my show with Conan as my lead-in,” Lopez said. “It’s the beginning of a new era in late-night comedy.”
Said O’Brien: “In three months I’ve gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I’m headed to basic cable. My plan is working perfectly.”
O’Brien and Lopez will give TBS a dynamic lineup in late-night television. TBS – which has built a programming slate that appeals to a young, diverse audience – expects O’Brien to be a long-term addition to the network’s late-night landscape. O’Brien will host his hour-long, yet-to-be-titled show Mondays through Thursdays at 11 p.m. (ET/PT).
So there you have it, Team Coco fans. Hopefully some of you can afford cable, or else no Coco for you.
For my money, the best thing about Conan O’Brien’s TV show was that it allowed this guy to do this thing: