Conan O’Brien to go to TBS in November
TBS announced this morning that Conan O’Brien will be joining the cabler in the 11 p.m. time slot this coming November. Conan’s new show will air four days a week.
“In three months I’ve gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I’m headed to basic cable,” O’Brien said. “My plan is working perfectly.”
According to Variety, O’Brien had been widely expected to seal a deal with Fox — and execs at the broadcast network remained optimistic last week that a deal could eventually be hammered out. Considering that O’Brien exited NBC after that network downgraded his timeslot, O’Brien likely didn’t want to have to wait years to secure full in-pattern clearances on Fox across the country.
According to TBS, talks began in earnest just last week — and after “Lopez Tonight” star George Lopez personally gave O’Brien a call.
To read more go to Variety