Well this is a bit of a surprise. Conan O'Brien, he who was unceremoniously dumped by NBC, has found a new home at TBS, says The Hollywood Reporter. The lanky redhead was thought to be near a deal for a late-night talk show with Fox, but problems with Fox affiliates stymied the agreement.
Conan's new late-night show will debut in November after the World Series, when he'll take over the 11 o'clock slot Monday through Thursday. TBS will bump George Lopez and Lopez Tonight back to midnight, creating a formidable late-night twosome on the network that was formerly known for the Atlanta Braves and reruns. Of course Lopez is excited about the deal, as it will bring more attention to his own show.
"In three months I've gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I'm headed to basic cable," said O'Brien. "My plan is working perfectly."
Here's hoping that a move to TBS can bring back the Conan of old, the pre-Tonight Show Conan with the eccentric sense of humor and wacky skits. Heck, on TBS he may even be able to drop a few curse words now and then.
Leno, Letterman, Kimmel, Fallon, Ferguson, Lopez, and now O'Brien again. That's a whole lotta late-nightness to flip through.
Conan on TBS--are you a fan of this move?