Conan

(2010)

Conan Synopsis

Conan is an American late-night talk show airing each Monday through Thursday on TBS in the United States. The hour-long show premiered on November 8, 2010, and is hosted by writer, comedian and performer Conan O'Brien. The program's host previously starred on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien for 16 years, then presented The Tonight Show for seven months until Jay Leno's return to his version of The Tonight Show due to the 2010 Tonight Show conflict.

Describing itself as a traditional late-night talk show, Conan draws its comedy from recent news stories, political figures and prominent celebrities, as well as aspects of the show itself. The show typically opens with a monologue from Conan O'Brien relating to recent headlines and frequently features exchanges with his sidekick, Andy Richter, and members of the audience. The next segment is devoted to a celebrity interview, with guests ranging from actors and musicians to media personalities and political figures. The show then closes with either a musical or comedy performance.

In January 2010, after The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien had been on the air for seven months, it was announced that NBC intended to move Jay Leno from primetime back to his original timeslot, with O'Brien's show starting shortly after midnight. Following a brief conflict, NBC announced that they had paid $45 million to buy out O'Brien's contract, ending his relationship with the network. Months after his official leave, O'Brien went on a comedy tour called The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour, which was largely inspired by the outpouring of support for O'Brien on the Internet during the conflict. It was announced on the first day of the tour that O'Brien would be joining TBS in November.

On TBS, Conan airs Mondays through Thursdays beginning at 11:00 p.m. eastern time, and is immediately followed by reruns of The Office. The show had been followed by comedian George Lopez's talk show, Lopez Tonight, until its final episode on August 11, 2011. Comedian and actor Andy Richter continues his role as sidekick to O'Brien, and as the show's announcer. Conan's long-time house band continues with the host under the new moniker Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band, with Max Weinberg being replaced as bandleader by guitarist Jimmy Vivino and as drummer by regular substitute James Wormworth, both of whom regularly substituted for Weinberg during his brief departures.

'Conan' News

Conan Changes Rating for Deadpool Trailer Premiere

Conan Changes Rating for Deadpool Trailer Premiere

Conan will be rated TV-MA on Tuesday night so that it can debut the first red band trailer for Deadpool, which is full of gore and violence.
Conan Heads to Cuba for a Series of Episode Segments

Conan Heads to Cuba for a Series of Episode Segments

Host Conan O'Brien filmed segments for a March 4 episode of his TBS talk show Conan, which will give viewers new insight into the country.
Sons of Anarchy Cast Head to Conan for First Joint Appearance

Sons of Anarchy Cast Head to Conan for First Joint Appearance

Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter will join his cast on Conan for their first-ever late-night group appearance.
TBS Renews Conan Through 2018

TBS Renews Conan Through 2018

Conan O'Brien's talk show has been averaging over 826,000 viewers per episode for 2014, with a younger median audience than any late-night show.
Conan to Broadcast from Comic-Con 2015

Conan to Broadcast from Comic-Con 2015

The show will take place at the historic Spreckels Theater in downtown San Diego from July 8th through July 12th.
Conan Gets Renewed Through 2015 on TBS

Conan Gets Renewed Through 2015 on TBS

The late-night talk show starts one week of live shows tonight from Atlanta to celebrate the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four.
Watch Will Ferrell Announce Anchorman 2 on Conan!

Watch Will Ferrell Announce Anchorman 2 on Conan!

The actor arrives in full-costume to confirm that Paramount has given the greenlight to this long gestating sequel.
Conan Staying at TBS Through 2014!

Conan Staying at TBS Through 2014!

It was also announced that Conan O'Brien is taking his late-night show to Chicago for one week of shows this June.
TBS Cancels Lopez Tonight

TBS Cancels Lopez Tonight

Some blame a poor rating lead-in from Conan as the reason for the 2-year-old show's sudden demise.
TNT and TBS Announce Development Slate

TNT and TBS Announce Development Slate

The Closer will be spun off into a new series entitled Major Crimes, while Conan O'Brien will take his late-night show on the road next year.
Conan Debuts with 4.1 Million Viewers

Conan Debuts with 4.1 Million Viewers

Conan O'Brien's new TBS late-night show topped all late-night shows on either broadcast or cable TV last night.
Watch Conan: Show Zero!

Watch Conan: Show Zero!

Conan O'Brien debuts his new talk show with a sneak peak featuring Jim Parsons and the Dancing Taco.
The SUNDAY FUNNIES: The Human Centipede Pumpkin and America's Movie Map

The SUNDAY FUNNIES: The Human Centipede Pumpkin and America's Movie Map

We also take a look Conan O'Brien's Halloween costume and how smartphones would affect/ruin classic movies.
Conan Debuts 'Show Zero' Live on the Internet

Conan Debuts 'Show Zero' Live on the Internet

This internet-only episode will start streaming Monday, November 1st.
Conan Welcomes Seth Rogen and Jack White for Premiere!

Conan Welcomes Seth Rogen and Jack White for Premiere!

Conan O'Brien's new late-night series will kick off from Stage 15 at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles on November 8.
Andy Richter Returns to Conan

Andy Richter Returns to Conan

Conan O'Brien's longtime sidekick will be back for this new TBS late-night show.
Conan Loses Max Weinberg

Conan Loses Max Weinberg

James Wormsworth will replace the long-time bandleader when Conan O'Brien debuts his new talk show on TBS this November.
Conan O'Brien Announces New Show Title: Conan

Conan O'Brien Announces New Show Title: Conan

The much-missed host will bring his unique brand of comedy back to late night starting November 8.
Conan O'Brien Joins TBS for New Late-Night Series!

Conan O'Brien Joins TBS for New Late-Night Series!

The host's brand new series will premiere in November.
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