#1 Posted by Brians (1465 posts) -

According to the AV club. Conan O' Brien's return to TV will be at TBS in November. Where he will be the lead in to the show Lopez Tonight. I think it's an interesting choice not going with one of the big four networks and instead going to a cable network hopefully they treat him better. 
for those interested in reading the story heres the link 

#2 Posted by septim (774 posts) -

First thought was that TBS seemed like a major downgrade.
Then it dawned on me that he will have reduced expectations (not really competing directly against Leno/Letterman), which will allow him more freedom for his material. He doesn't have to play to that mainstream base he tried to woo with The Tonight Show. Also being on cable will let him do raunchier stuff.
It might be a blow to his perception, but ultimately I think the show and his style will benefit from this move.

#3 Posted by ez123 (2003 posts) -

He confirmed it using his twitter account.  I don't have TBS :/, hopefully Letterman retires soon.

#4 Posted by Cloneslayer (1650 posts) -
@septim: Ya, but Conan is good enough for something like the Tonight Show. Its a fucking shame that they booted him. 
#5 Posted by Brians (1465 posts) -

Yeah that's exactly what I think. Being a successful TV show on network TV is a hell of a lot harder than cable. The best thing about it is that cable has lower rating expectations, also it's easier to be a success on cable with less viewers.

#6 Posted by Willy105 (4691 posts) -

I thought he was readying to go on Fox.

#7 Posted by Brians (1465 posts) -


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#9 Posted by Marz (5676 posts) -

Conan is doing a tour right now doing some live shows across the country.  

#10 Posted by septim (774 posts) -
@Cloneslayer said:
" @septim: Ya, but Conan is good enough for something like the Tonight Show. Its a fucking shame that they booted him.  "
I watched Conan pretty religiously for a decade before he got The Tonight Show. His turn at the gig certainly wasn't awful (in fact it was miles better than Leno,) but it also wasn't nearly his best stuff either. I would like to see him go back to his more subversive roots.
#11 Posted by Brians (1465 posts) -

people should check before re-posting the exact same topic.