Conan O’Brien Making TBS His New Home

Monday, April 12 by

I’m taking your time slot, and that’s the end of it.

Conan O’Brien chooses TBS.  In a surprise move, O’Brien announced on his Twitter this morning that the cable channel will be his new home:

"The good news: I’ll be doing a show on TBS starting in November. The bad news: I’ll be playing Rudy on the all new Cosby Show."

Coco’s show will air at 11PM, Monday-Thursday, the slot now occupied by "Lopez Tonight." George Lopez is acting all "mi casa, su casa" about getting the bump to midnight, having called O’Brien personally and stating, "I can think of nothing better than doing my show with Conan as my lead-in."

It was thought that Conan might land at FOX this Fall, but the affiliates’ shared fear of replacing profitable "Seinfeld" reruns with a floppy, red-haired gamble put a wrench in the works. Conan couldn’t seem happier about the move though, stating, ""In three months I’ve gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I’m headed to basic cable. My plan is working perfectly."

Next up, maybe blogging. Welcome to hell, Coco. (Variety)

 

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