TBS Extends Conan For Two More Years


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?


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Feb 23, 2012
Yes I did! And since I don't have TBS I download every episode and watch them mostly at lunch the next day!
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Feb 23, 2012
Well since TBS doesn't like Canada no, no I haven't.
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Feb 24, 2012
So did you follow him to Comedy/CTV?
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Feb 24, 2012
You can watch Conan on Comedy Central in Canada at 12 (est).

If you don't have cable and can stay up later, he's also on CTV at 1.
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Feb 23, 2012
Too bad I don't have cable.
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Feb 23, 2012
I'm confused as to why this news inspires junk comments... (MikiyoWozz) Well I'm happy anyway! I love me some Conan! Yay!
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Feb 23, 2012
I'm all for it. Good for him.
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Feb 23, 2012
I'm essentially in the same boat as JT_Kirk. Conan was my late night talk show host of choice for a good year or two, but that was until I watched a couple of the Late Late Show monologues on Youtube and realized just how hilarious Craig Ferguson is. I had watched him do a few interviews before then, but it didn't exactly catch my attention... but after those monologues, he became a must watch for me. I don't watch Conan anymore... I think Craig ruined him and everyone else. But he'd still be second or third in my late night talk show list of preference, if I was to make one.
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Feb 23, 2012
Yay!
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Feb 23, 2012
I'm glad for Conan, seems like he's having fun on TBS, and it's good he can do it for at least two more years.
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Feb 23, 2012
Yes!
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Feb 23, 2012
Dude makes a whole lot of sense man, I mean like seriously.



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Feb 23, 2012
Thats no surprise, he's the second best chat show host after Norton.
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Feb 23, 2012
Good job Conan. The fact that you support Ron Paul (or appear to) makes this news even better.
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Feb 23, 2012
Sorry uneducated hipster, that's obviously sarcasm.
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Feb 23, 2012
Conan is a legend - Great news!
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Feb 23, 2012
Conan is my second favorite , my first one is Craig Ferguson

i dont watch the old people like Letterman or Leno , unless the guest stars are interesting

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Feb 23, 2012
That is great news. Did anybody see Amanda Seyfried last night? She is kind of weird. Funny though.
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Feb 23, 2012
I think she was high.
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Feb 23, 2012
Yes, Conan is my favorite late show. I will sometimes tune in to the others if they have a star on I wish to see, but Conan is my favorite, especially with Andy Richter. Love the show, and yay for more Conan!
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Feb 23, 2012
Ever since I found the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, specifically once he added the robot skeleton sidekick, I've really not found Conan worth my attention. He was the closest to my sense of humor when I didn't know about LLS, but once I was watching Ferguson my patience for Conan's lame dadaism non-sequitors just didn't measure up. Worse still though, the fact that Ferguson doesn't play the shill game only serves to put a spotlight on how incredibly shill-tastic EVERY other late night talk show is, including Conan. So I guess I'm more glad that Conan's fans have support for another couple years rather than myself crowing about the defeat of the Leno.
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Feb 23, 2012
I did. Mainly because I can't stand Leno, Letterman is getting old, and I like to switch it up, so I go with either him or Craig Ferguson usually.
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Feb 23, 2012
Leno really is annoying. So so annoying.
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Feb 23, 2012
Even if I don't catch his show as often as I'd like I'm always rooting for Conan. Happy he's been renewed.
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Feb 23, 2012
I kind of stopped watching about a year ago. But still good news. I have periods with different talk shows, and sooner or later, I'll be back to his.
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