Conan's Debut Beats Leno, Letterman

... If you watched even a microsecond of playoff baseball on TBS, then you know that Conan debuted last night. Curiosity got the best of people, and the new late-night talk show drew in 4.2 million viewers and a 3.3 rating among adults, beating both The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman. Way to go Conan! Maybe now you'll stop whining. [Forbes]

... Tim Allen was a comedy god back when Home Improvement was on. Now he may take back his crown as king of TV with a new sitcom. ABC bought Man Up, a comedy about a man trying to retain his masculinity while surrounded by women. Another winner for Tim Allen! [Deadline Hollywood]

... Jenny McCarthy is retuning to Two and a Half Men! *crickets* Oh, well excuuuuuuse me! [EW]

... OMG I totally got an update from Joe Jonas (he's the totally cute one!) on Twitter and he sounded so sad. :( So I checked my Joe Jonas Google Alerts and I think I know why! Disney totally canceled his show JONAS L.A.! Wut!?!? OMG I hate Disney so much I could die! [TV Guide]

... Fox is working on a new drama called Full Nelson. It's set in the 1980s and follows a woman as she rises through the ranks of the music business. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing the project, partly because its loosely based on Kathy Nelson, a Universal and Disney exec who helped work on the music for several Bruckheimer films. Wow, it must be awesome to be part of Hollywood's elite and have a TV show made about your life because you know the right people. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Rebecca Mader, who played Charlotte on Lost, is booked for an appearance on ABC's No Ordinary Family. She'll play a co-worker of Stephanie's. Look for her episode in January. [TV Guide]

... IFC is quickly becoming one of my favorite channels, and it's because of ideas like these on the network's development slate: Cartoon Show, in which iconic cartoon characters struggle to create a daily variety show. Chosen Guns, which spoofs police procedurals with loser cops. Hero House, in which real-life "super heroes" join forces to clean up the streets of a lucky city. Weird stuff, dude. Love it. [Deadline Hollywood]


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"A comedy about a man trying to retain his masculinity while surrounded by women" with Tim Allen. Great.. Potentially sounds like a comedy about (the idea of) what a REAL man (F*** YEAH! BURRRP!) is supposed to be like.
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I'm sorry, but Conan is NOT funny plain and simple. The only reason that anyone tuned in to watch the premire most likely had something to do with the fact that every other ad on TBS is for Conan. If those ads are any indication of how funny the show is/going to be, then NO THANK YOU! I'll stick to watching Leno, who I know is funny. I still miss Kevin though. Leno and Minor try to have chemistry but it kind of falls flat on it face. Hurray for Tim Allen!! I didn't even know he was considering coming back to TV, I'll have to find out when this comes out. I think he's great.(Love Wild Hogs)
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It will take a couple weeks to see how Conan stands. A lot of people tuned in to the first episode out of curiosity. And he does seem to be doing a better job than when he was on the Tonight Show. But I get the impression that he could be out of work in a year.
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Good for Tim Allen, i always liked him!
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Goodbye Jonas brothers!! We won't miss you!!
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YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Times Infinity!) :D The freaking god-awful "Jonas L.A." show has been canceled! :!: Now I can DIE happy! :idea: Enough said! ;)
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wantblackwolf has shown that he doesn't know what funny is. That's cool, no one's perfect. Tim Allen is only funny when surrounded by other comedians. The rest of his comedy is very low end. CoCo FTW! Jay Leno, get of the air! Wait, old people need something to fall asleep to...keep him on, I wanna see how low his ratings get.
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I never heard Conan whine.



I also never heard Tim Allen make a funny joke. But I'll give him Galaxy Quest and Toy Story, that's it.
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Yay for Coco! And I agree, I've never heard him whine about a thing. Also happy for Tim Allen. And yeah those IFC shows sound pretty good.
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"Conan's debut beats both Leno and Letterman" - my only reaction to this was "good" followed by "I hope he gets better ratings (even though they're never 100% accurate) every night and Leno can finally go away like he was supposed to do last year." I'm surprised about JONAS getting canceled. aren't the Jonas Brothers supposed to be like mega popular? with Hannah Montana ending, what is Disney going to bank on now? Sonny With A Chance? nothing else is even remotely good. Looking forward to Rebecca Mader on NOF. everything else i have 0 interest in
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Go Coco, i hope he beats Jay every night
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Those IFC shows sound potentially cool and pretty ridiculous all at once.
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Your attempt(s) at humor are absolutely cringe-worthy. Leave it to the professionals.
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How awesome for Conan that he did so well on his first night! Take that Jay Leno and NBC! I watched it, and I thought he was funny. I hope his success continues.
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Conan sucks always has always will. I tried watching him when he was on NBC. The only thing I liked about his show was when it was over. If it wasn't for all the news, tv, net about his breakup with NBC he would of only gotten a 10th of the views for his new show. On a happy note I'm looking forward to Tim Allen again. Now theres a guy who knows how to make people laugh.
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Conan has ever whined about the situation? I've seen a man be respectful and entertaining throughout the situation, while poking fun at the jackasses that screwed up The Tonight Show in the same manner. Get over yourself if Conan has been anything but great during this whole thing, and now he has the numbers to validate his awesomeness.

Now maybe TV.com will hire REAL writers.
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