Conan O'Brien will be going to TBS. In a press release sent to AmoreMagazine.com by Turner Broadcasting the cable station has confirmed that Conan will launch a new late night show debuting in November. Conan's new (yet to be titled) late night show will be followed by Lopez Tonight which will be moved from 11PM to Midnight. Conan's show will air Monday thru Thursday at 11PM.
The press release states:
Said O’Brien: “In three months I’ve gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I’m headed to basic cable. My plan is working perfectly.”
“Conan has been the comedic voice for a generation. TBS already has a huge audience of young comedy lovers, and Conan’s show will give these fans even more reasons to watch our network,” said Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks.
“For decades, late-night TV has been dominated by broadcast television,” 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.”
Conan is currently touring the U.S. and Canada with his live show, Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour.