This just in: TBS is on Team Coco!
surprise shocking move, TBS announced today that Conan O’Brien will headline a comedy program airing Monday through Thursdays at 11PM eastern starting in November.
According to TBS, talks with O’Brien began in earnest just last week after George Lopez personally called him to ask that he consider joining the network’s late-night line-up. “I can’t think of anything better than doing my show with Conan as my lead-in,” Lopez, whose show will be pushed to midnight said. “It’s the beginning of a new era in late-night comedy.”
For his part, Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks said, “Conan has been the comedic voice for a generation. TBS already has a huge audience of young comedy lovers, and Conan’s show will give these fans even more reasons to watch our network.”
“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 Conan, as only Conan can. “My plan is working perfectly.” Adding via twitter, “The good news: I will be doing a show on TBS starting in November! The bad news: I’ll be playing Rudy on the all new Cosby Show.”
O’Brien is currently touring the United States and Canada with his live show, Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour.