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New Conan O'Brien Talk Show to Premiere November 8 on TBS

by Andrew Scott, posted May 19th 2010 10:40AM
Conan O'BrienConan O'Brien's new late-night talk show will make its official TBS debut on Nov. 8.

O'Brien himself flew in for the presentation, held this morning in New York, to sing the praises of his new network. "They believe in me, I believe in them, and I cannot wait to get back to having fun on television again. That's all I want to do," he said, according to the NY Times.

Staying true to form, Conan also saved time for a few jokes. "Thanks Steve for that blank creative check," he said of Turner exec Steve Koonin. O'Brien also quipped that he plans to use his talk show to pick up where 'Hee-Haw' left off.
The funnyman's appearance marks a start contract from last year's upfronts presentation, where he joined NBC to promote his short-lived gig on the 'Tonight Show.'

O'Brien will fly to Chicago later today for tonight's performance of his 'Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television' tour, according to the report.

The start date was just one of many news items featured in TBS and TNT's official 2010-2011 lineup, announced today via press release.

Among the other highlights: TNT has officially picked up 'Franklin & Bash,' a new legal series starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer, along with 'Fallen Skies,' an alien-invasion series from Steven Spielberg. 'ER' veteran Noah Wyle stars in the series, set to debut in 2011.

'Men of a Certain Age' will return later this year, according to the release.

Meanwhile, TNT also announced a whopping six shows in development, including an untitled medical show from co-executive producer Don Cheadle, about a group of idealistic doctors in 1971 Los Angeles.

'Graysmith,' from co-executive producers Ridley and Tony Scott ('The Good Wife') is based on the life of Robert Graysmith ('Zodiac'), and follows a man who uses unconventional methods to solving crime.

Rounding out the new projects are 'Brain Trust,' another detective series that teams an old-fashioned detective with a socially awkward academic, 'Miss Philly,' from executive producer Jamie Foxx, about the first African-American police commissioner of Philadelphia, and 'Dear God,' about the dead letters bureau at the U.S. Postal Service.

Over at TBS, the network announced a formal pickup of the '80s frat comedy 'Glory Days,' starring 'SNL' alum Tim Meadows, and the animated comedy 'Neighbors From Hell.' Three one-hour scripted series are also in development: 'The Wedding Band,' about four friends in -- you guessed it -- a wedding band, 'The Rabbit Factory,' based on the detective series by Marshall Karp, and 'The Catch,' about a widower who very easily slides back into the dating scene.

Animated series in development include 'Good and Evel,' about the "ultimate dysfunctional family" and 'The Black Family,' from executive producers Keenan Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans, about an interracial family.

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Sir Yuck-Yuck

oh on my birthday what a nice surprise :)

May 20 2010 at 3:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chip

Get your Conan "Save the Date" card at ConanTonight.com.

May 19 2010 at 4:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ricardo Vera

The Late Shift w/ Conan O'Brien has a nice ring to it.

May 19 2010 at 2:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jimmy

So did they not announce a NAME for the show? I hope they do not have Coco in the title, as the fad will die sooner than later.

May 19 2010 at 10:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Jimmy

I'd stay away from Tonight, as in The Tonight Show. I also don't want to see it called "The Conan O'Brien Show" or "Coco".

May 19 2010 at 12:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chip

My vote is for Conan Tonight! The website is already up at conantonight.com.

May 19 2010 at 4:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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