Conan O’Brien To Host New Late-Night Show On TBS
TBS has issued a press release today stating that Conan O’Brien will begin a late-night talk show for the cabler in November.
O’Brien’s show will be followed on TBS’ schedule by George Lopez’s “Lopez Tonight,” which will move to midnight.
“In three months I’ve gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theater, and now I’m headed to basic cable,” O’Brien said in the statement. “My plan is working perfectly.”
The implications of what it means for broadcast vs. cable will be much commented upon in the weeks to come.
In the statement, Steve Koonin, the president of Turner Entertainment Networks, emphasized the change from network to cable:
“For decades, late-night TV has been dominated by broadcast television,” Mr. Koonin said. “Now, with a young audience and a growing late-night lineup, TBS is set to be the choice of comedy fans for years to come.”Click here for reuse options!
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