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TBS Renews Conan Through November 2015


Team Coco lives on! TBS has extended Conan O'Brien's contract and renewed Conan through November 2015, proving that the literally red-headed stepchild of network TV's late-night game is doing just fine on cable (and the internet), thank you very much. 

From TBS's perspective, this decision was an easy one; according to the network, Conan's audience boasts a younger median age than any other late-night talk show. Combined with the host's popularity on the internet, that's exactly what TBS wants. Here's the official statement from the network's programming chief, Michael Wright:

When we invited Conan O'Brien to come to TBS, we knew he would bring with him a passionately loyal following of young adults. Conan and his colleagues at Team Coco have gone far beyond that by making CONAN the top late-night brand in the digital arena. We are proud to extend our relationship with Conan as he continues to forge the future of late night. I just wish we didn’t decide to tell him on April Fools' Day.

Personally, I love Conan himself... but I have to admit that I've kind of forgotten about him in the last couple years, outside of watching the occasional clip online, and usually only if one of my friends shares it. What about you? Do you watch Conan regularly? Who's winning the late-night war for your attention span these days?


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As much as I love Conan and am happy he will be on the air for another two years part of me wishes it was in some other format. He seems bored of this type of show and seems much happier when you see him on Serious Jibber Jabber. It's a shame he hasn't had much success in developing other shows.
Anyway, as tired as the late-night set-up is becoming I will continue to watch Conan and laugh.
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I'm glad that Conan is making it work on TBS, I know they had ratings question marks for a while.

Still, the only one I watch consistently is Craig Ferguson, he completely supplanted Conan for me.
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Conan is my late-night hour of choice.
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Conan's staying. Seems the world's coming to an end just a little slower now.
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I love everyone on this list...except Leno...who is truly, truly terrible
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This is great news! I love Conan, and his 'clueless gamer' clips are always hilarious!
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Yay, good for you Conan! I too love Conan but have fell out of watching him religiously like I used to, just can't seem to stay up anymore : ) But glad to know he'll be there for when I'm up and want to turn it on and for his really funny clips online. Him and Fallon are the two I enjoy the most.
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For me its pretty clear, I enjoy basically everyone on some things but on the regular, I watch Conan and Fallon the most, plus I'll occasionally watch Leno in between if I'm bored and I watch Jon Stewart sometimes. Never have been a huge fan of Colbert, I mean I like him but not all the time. Also, Chelsea Handler has her moments
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I don't watch Conan at all but then again I stopped watching Letterman shortly after he left NBC. But lately I really haven't been watching any late night talkshows lately.
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I lost tbs on my basic cable subscription, but I admit, I've check out a lot of videos online since they allowed Canadian users to watch videos again! I still think he's genuinely more funny than Letterman or Leno.
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Jon, Colbert, Conan, Craig, Fallon, Bell, Handler, Letterman, Kimmel, Leno, Brand.

Though each one save for the last three have individual areas they excel at. Jon and Colbert I would say are best all around. Conan has hilarious skits, and I watched his stuff online when there was the writer's strike that he just did and it was fantastic. Craig has funny interviews, especially with the ladies. Fallon has great games, Bell is a good overall interviewer. Handler is all right. Letterman is funny, but getting old. Kimmel is tapioca pudding. Leno has never been funnier. And Brand is what is less funny than Leno.
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I've gotten tired of Conan. I'm still a huge Andy Richter fan, so there's that. But Conan, for a while, was my favorite late night talk show host... I guess about 4 years ago. Since then... meh. He's gotten boring and his shtick, while sometimes funny, isn't as funny as it maybe once was.

For me...

Craig Ferguson > Jon Stewart > Stephen Colbert > Jimmy Kimmel = Conan O'Brien > David Letterman > Jimmy Fallon > Chelsea Handler > Jay Leno > Russell Brand.

I haven't seen enough of the others to really have an opinion.
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I hate to say it, but I feel similarly about Conan, I love Andy Richter but Conan's very much a single note and then he also is a standard shill to boot.

My list starts the same as yours:
Craig Ferguson > Jon Stewart > Colbert > reruns or DVR entertainment > Russell Brand. And then nobody else, I can't stand the rest, I'd rather turn off the tv than have it in the background giving ratings data to the others.
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No contest.
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Since Conan left the Late Night show it's Conan Lite. Those old Late Night shows with him were beyond classic. He's NEVER done anything close to those since. I know due to legal rights or whatever he can't do old sketches but I also hate how starting with the Tonight Show, he's done long monologues and that cuts into the funny sketches. Mark my words but I'm pretty sure the same will happen to Fallon when he goes to the Tonight Show. To get a big crowd it seems you have to cut down on the really bizarre off beat jokes. Conan still has some of that but not even near his old days.
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Yes! I've watched every episode since Conan arrived at TBS. The renewal isn't a surprise since this is far and away their best (original) show.
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The only two I ever tune into are Conan and Ferguson. The rest are just not funny enough for me. Leno is out straight up, and Letterman is way past his prime. I've never been a big fan of Fallon, and Stewart's show isn't my cup of tea.
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great, now I have to watch his stupid commercials for another two years. Hate him
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Ferguson all the way!
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Someone has to sit me down on why Ferguson is good? I watch when someone good is on but he's way way way off beat and I guess so his own way with no limitation or script. Too bad Craig Kilborn quits everything he does.
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The first 20 minutes of the show, with the cold open, monologue and tweets/emails are outstanding. Craig on his own (well, with his sidekicks now) is just so much better than anything else.
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I can see why some won't like his interviews. Since he doesn't plan any questions, whenever the guest isn't necessarily easy to talk to, Craig typically falls back on "have you been to -- insert country here --?" or more recently, his "therapy" where he asks sexual and/or awkward questions. Most of the time, the guests are good, quick, or funny enough to work well with that. Sometimes it's just awkward. Overall, though, I'd confidently say Craig is still much funnier and quick-witted than all of the other talk show hosts. While it would help rid of the rare bad or awkward interview, I don't really want him to be like the other hosts and have pre-planned questions and setups for the guests' anecdotes. He's the best because he's original and doesn't fit the tired form of a late night talk show host. I find it soooooo much better than Leno or Fallon who just laugh at EVERYTHING any guest says.
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Jon>Craig>Colbert>Conan>Kimmel>Fallon>Handler>Leno & Letterman>Bell>>>>>>>>Russel Brand.
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+1 for your ranking of Brand.
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Booooooo! Russell Brand's show in season 1 was watchable, a unique take on the world around him. (Season 2 where it's more a late night format and it's live and it's exploiting homeless people though, well... not so much there.)
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And for your information, I was not saying "Boo-urns".
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Craig > Jon > Fallon = Conan > Colbert > Kamau Bell > Chelsea Handler > Letterman > Kimmel > Russell Brand = Leno
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