You rushed to his support when NBC yanked the Tonight Show gig out from under him. You followed his Twitter feed. You packed sold-out venues across the country to watch him recycle a few bits from Late Night and sing a straightforward rendition of "The Weight" (or so I heard; I wasn't there or anything).
Life is a bowl of Life (Cereal) and Conan's new show will be called Conan (td).
Paris Hilton is in trouble. Felony trouble.
A guido, an Alaskan, and a 70s housewife walk into a bar that's actually a dance studio where they compete live in front of millions of people. Oh, there's the obligatory drunk too.
The late-night wars may
be on summer break until September's debut of The Conan O'Brien Show, but this morning's
Emmy nominations announcement gave Conan a mini W. O'Brien's short-lived
incarnation of The Tonight Show picked up a nod in the best variety, music
or comedy category, while The Jay Leno Show (and Letterman's and
Kimmel's) were left out.
Conan O'Brien, who has been keeping busy via Twitter and a live show since getting relieved of duty at his former job, will be returning to television this Fall. We all expected that much. But while most people were thinking he'd head over to Fox, O'Brien will instead do his new show on TBS. George Lopez is happily moving to midnight to accommodate him.
UPDATE (1:45 pm): They've added a second Boston show on June 5. Tickets here.
As previously hinted at, Conan O'Brien, the internet's favorite unemployed person, will be heading on a live comedy tour which will circumvent the clause in his NBC settlement that prevents him from appearing on television for seven months.
Have you seen this? Have you heard about this? Apparently Jay Leno has been restored to the Tonight Show host's chair, leaving poor Conan O'Brien - whose Tonight run was admittedly ratings-challenged, but so was Leno's for a long time - out in the cold. So while Leno has been booking guests for his post-Olympics return (watch the promo!), Conan has been left to find ways around that clause in his settlement with NBC that prevents him from appearing on television until September.
Conan O'Brien today released a statement saying he will not do The Tonight Show at 12:05. You'll recall that in the wake of low ratings for both shows, NBC had cancelled Jay Leno's 10 pm talk show, and had introduced a plan to get Leno back into the 11:35 timeslot. One option on the table was for Conan to just move his show to 12:05, and then displacing the rest of NBC's late night lineup by one half hour.