What is best in life, Conan?
TBS gave Conan O'Brien a vote of confidence today, extending its deal with the comedian to continue his late-night talk show Conan for more than two years. Under the terms of the deal, Conan will air through at least April 2014.
And because Conan is always good for a chuckle in press releases, here's what he said: "This means I'll be taping episodes of Conan well into the Ron Paul presidency." Oh Conan, you so topical!
Conan's move to TBS after the big late-night blowout of 2010—when he was dumped by NBC to a chorus of boos—was called a major victory for TBS by some and a big risk for the cable network by others. After predictably earning huge ratings early in its life, Conan has settled down to a respectable late-night cable average of 1.1 million viewers this year, though that's obviously well below the numbers he put up on NBC (his lows with The Tonight Show were just under 3 million). Conan also earned three Emmy nominations in 2011.
Question of the day: Have you followed Conan O'Brien over to TBS?