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Conan Gets Just 41K More Viewers Than George Lopez

Looks like late-night host is no major windfall for TBS

(Newser) - George Lopez's late-night talk show got booted to midnight to make room for Conan O'Brien. Sacrifices have to be made in the quest for fortune, right? Eh, maybe. Turns out Conan is barely more popular than Lopez Tonight was. The redhead's TBS show officially turned one this... More »

Conan Ratings Tanking

O'Brien's TV viewership has plunged 60% since show debut

(Newser) - Conan O'Brien is bombing on late-night TV and it's hitting TBS hard in the pocketbook. Viewership of his program has plunged some 60% since its debut last fall. TBS forked out a $12 million annual salary for the funnyman and boasted that Conan was going to be the... More »

Conan: Just Like His Old Show... in a Good Way

Unless you're the dissenting Washington Post critic

(Newser) - Conan’s back —but how’d he do? Most critics were happy with his TBS debut:
  • “The first lines of this new chapter were promising, if not quite the fulfillment of his last wild nights at NBC, when caution was thrown to the wind ,” writes Robert
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Conan Returns in 'Second Annual First Show'

Firing jokes abound in TBS debut

(Newser) - Conan O'Brien returned to late-night TV last night and, to nobody's surprise, the firing jokes flew fast and furious. "Welcome to my second first show. I know what you’re thinking—it’s that guy from Twitter,” O’Brien told the TBS audience in his series-opening monologue. "... More »

What to Watch For as Conan Returns

Questions loom as O'Brien debuts on TBS

(Newser) - As Conan O'Brien returns to TV tonight on TBS, 10 months after the fiasco at NBC that ended his tenure as the Tonight Show host, questions abound:
  • Perhaps the biggest of those questions is whether or not Conan can take his phenomenal success on Twitter and translate it back into
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Conan: Jay's Not Invited to My New Show

Unless, of course, he wants to appear as the musical guest...

(Newser) - Conan O’Brien’s new show debuts Monday, and there’s one person you should never expect to see as a guest: Jay Leno. “No, there are certain things I will not do, regardless of the price,” O’Brien tells Playboy , although he adds that Leno “can... More »

Conan's New Show Is Named...

Here's a hint: It's just one word

(Newser) - Conan O’Brien’s new show is almost here, and it’s called…Conan. Yes, after spending “millions of dollars” and employing “thousands of people working ‘round the clock,” he says that’s what they came up with. “I wanted one word that captured my... More »

Rockabilly Coco Cuts a Record

'Most fun ever,' says singing talk-show host

(Newser) - Conan O'Brien turned up at Jack White's Third Man Records production company in Nashville yesterday to lay down a sizzling set before a live audience amid plans to release the show on vinyl later this year. White dubbed Conan a "rockabilly legend in the making" before he tore through... More »

Give Conan's NBC Show an Emmy: TBS

New network launches tongue-in-cheek campaign for old network

(Newser) - Conan O'Brien's network wants him nominated for an Emmy Award—for a show that aired on another network. TBS, where the late-night host/martyr's latest effort will debut in November, is running "for your consideration" ads touting The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien, which crashed and burned on NBC. "... More »

Conan's 60 Minutes Interview a Sad Mistake

O'Brien came off more whiny than sympathetic

(Newser) - Conan O’Brien insisted last night on 60 Minutes that he is fine—“doing great,” in fact. But everything else he said in the “awkward mishap” of an interview made him look more like a sad sack, writes Andrew Wallenstein. Not only did he discuss “his... More »

Conan Dumps Disloyal Bandleader Max Weinberg

E Street Band drummer won't be moving to TBS with Coco

(Newser) - Conan O'Brien is moving to TBS this fall, but Max Weinberg isn't, reports Movieline . The bandleader and drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, who has been with Coco since his late-night debut in 1993, recently approached Jay Leno about replacing the outgoing Kevin Eubanks —but that betrayal isn't... More »

George Lopez Not a Conan Fan

Fellow late night host's welcome to O'Brien an act

(Newser) - Watch out, Conan: George Lopez doesn’t like you any more than you like Jay Leno. Lopez’s “the lady doth protest too much” moment of overexcited glee at O’Brien’s arrival on TBS was all an act, sources tell the New York Post . Unsurprisingly, Lopez didn’t... More »

7 Bad, Bad Things Conan Can Do on TBS

Curse? Yep. Drugs? Why not!

(Newser) - Conan O’Brien’s move to TBS is a bad idea—assuming that by "bad" you mean "naughty." In fact, “on sex-friendly, expletive-filled basic cable, the gutter's the limit!” writes Lane Brown in New York , who lists seven things the late night host is now... More »

Conan O'Brien Lands Show on TBS

Cable network wasn't on anybody's radar

(Newser) - Late-night mainstay Conan O'Brien is headed to TBS to resume his comedic duties with a talk show expected to debut in November, the network says. The program will air Mondays through Thursdays at 11pm, shifting George Lopez's Lopez Tonight to midnight. Today's surprise announcement hit the same day O'Brien starts... More »

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