Forget Fox, Conan O’Brien has just announced that he has signed a deal with TBS to host his own late-night talk show starting this November. Conan first shared the good news on Twitter …
… and then TBS confirmed the news to CNN:
According to a press release sent out by the cable network (which, like CNN, is a unit of Time Warner), the comedian is joining TBS to host a late-night show that is expected to debut 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.”
Brilliant move! I think Conan will do very well on TBS and TBS will benefit greatly from having him on board their network. TBS has done a great job with The George Lopez Show, I can only imagine how much better late night ratings will soar once Conan‘s show debuts this November. It’s time to celebrate, y’all … Conan O’Brien is coming back to late night! Will you follow his move to TBS and watch him there?