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Conan O'Brien to Host Late-Night Talk Show on TBS

by Andrew Scott, posted Apr 12th 2010 12:54PM
Conan O'Brien TBSTBS is about to live up to its "very funny" slogan.

According to an exclusive report from TV Guide, Conan O'Brien will make his official return to late night this November on TBS, following the World Series.

TBS has since confirmed the news via a press release.

The one-hour show will run Mondays through Thursdays at 11PM, and will be followed by 'George Lopez Tonight.'

According to the LA Times, the deal is for five years and was pulled together in about 72 hours.

"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 quipped in a statement.Conan O'Brien TBSTBS is about to live up to its "very funny" slogan.

According to an exclusive report from TV Guide, Conan O'Brien will make his official return to late night this November on TBS, following the World Series.

TBS has since confirmed the news via a press release.

The one-hour show will run Mondays through Thursdays at 11PM, and will be followed by 'George Lopez Tonight.'

According to the LA Times, the deal is for five years and was pulled together in about 72 hours.

"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 quipped in a statement.

"The good news: I will be doing a show on TBS starting in November! The bad news: I'll be playing Rudy on the all new Cosby Show," he added on Twitter.


Meanwhile, Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks, had this to say: "Conan has been the comedic voice for a generation. TBS already has a huge audience of young comedy lovers, and Conan's show will give these fans even more reasons to watch our network. For decades, late-night TV has been dominated by broadcast television. Now, with a young audience and a growing late-night lineup, TBS is set to be the choice of comedy fans for years to come."

Today's news ends months of speculation on where O'Brien would wind up following his ill-fated gig as host of NBC's 'Tonight Show.' As we previously reported, O'Brien left the 'Tonight Show' in January under a lucrative $45 million deal. As part of the deal, O'Brien is to remain off television until September.

In a statement released this afternoon, a representative for Fox said, "Conan is a great talent and we wish him every success."

O'Brien was replaced by his predecessor, Jay Leno, on Mar. 1.

In the meantime, O'Brien will kick off his highly anticipated live tour, 'Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television,' tonight in Eugene, Oregon.

File this under another victory for Team Coco.

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