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TBS extends Conan through April 2014

Since premiering in November 2010, Conan has been a hit with TBS’s core audience of young adults. The show recently charted its third consecutive month of audience growth. The success of Conan also extends well beyond the show’s TBS telecasts to include widespread DVR, online and mobile viewing; interaction through Twitter, Facebook and TeamCoco.com. In the past year, Conan has conducted special events throughout the country, including a week of shows from the Beacon Theater in New York and fan art exhibits in New York City and San Diego. In June 2012, Conan will travel again, this time for a week of shows in Chicago.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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TBS Retakes First Place Among Adults 18-34 in Primetime

TBS is closing out 2010 by reclaiming the title as basic cable’s #1 network among adults 18-34 in primetime. TBS’s extraordinary year included the launch of a new late-night block, a slate of top-rated original sitcoms and strong coverage of the MLB Playoffs.

In 2010, TBS made a landmark move by signing Conan O’Brien to host a new, late-night talk show. CONAN went on to become late-night’s #1 talk show with young adults, while Lopez Tonight enjoyed a strong start in its new midnight timeslot. TBS also launched its first one-hour comedy Glory Daze, which has performed extremely well among adults 18-34, and the sitcom Are We There Yet?, which became basic cable’s #1 sitcom among adults 18-49 and television’s #1 primetime scripted series with young African-American adults. TBS enjoyed continued strength from the network’s two Tyler Perry series, Meet the Browns and House of Payne.

The full press release is included after the jump.

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Conan premiere draws strong late-night best 4.2M viewers

The series premiere of Conan O’Brien’s new late-night show Conan drew an impressive 4.155 million viewers last night, topping all programs in late-night (both broadcast and cable).

The show also skewed very young, drawing in 2.451M adults 18-34 and 3.285M adults 18-49 for a median age of 30. In fact, Conan absolutely crushed its main late-night competition in the key A18-49 demo:

  • Conan: 4.2M / 3.3M A18-49
  • Tonight Show with Jay Leno: 3.5M / 950,000 A18-49
  • Late Show with David Letterman: 3.4M / 1.4M A18-49

The full press release follows after the jump.

Also, if you missed it last night, click over the jump to watch the premiere’s Cold Open.  Conan airs Weeknight’s on TBS at 11:00PM.

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Conan O’Brien announces name of new show…”Conan”

Conan O’Brien has announced that the name of his new TBS late-night show will be…Conan. [via Vulture]

…Show insiders tell Vulture that O’Brien and team pretty much settled on this name weeks ago, but like so many things in Hollywood, choosing a name isn’t always simple. You have to clear the title legally, to make sure nobody else has the rights to it, and that’s even true when the name is your own. For the last few weeks, O’Brien’s army of lawyers and TBS have been doing their due diligence making sure it’s okay to use “Conan” as the show’s title. One stumbling block could have been the Conan the Barbarian franchise, which has included comics, books, films and, in 1997, a short-lived TV series called Conan. But now, it’s clear that all issues have been worked out.

Watch the video reveal, from Conan himself, after the jump.

Conan premieres on TBS on Monday, November 8, 2010.

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Conan O’Brien will announce name of new show on Wednesday

Earlier today, Conan O’Brien tweeted that he will announce the name of his new TBS late-night show tomorrow (Wednesday):

I was going to announce the name of my new show today, but my lawyers tell me “The Return of Nanny McPhee” is taken. Tune in tomorrow.

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Conan O’Brien’s TBS late night show teaser trailer

It still doesn’t have an official name, but TBS has released this teaser trailer for Conan O’Brien’s upcoming late-night TV show. Check it out embedded after the jump.

Conan’s show premieres this November on TBS.
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Conan O’Brien Picks a Home – And It’s TBS

Former The Tonight Show host Conan O’Brien is joining TBS to host a new late-night talk show set to debut in November. Conan O’Brien’s show will air at 11:00 p.m. followed by Lopez Tonight (hosted by George Lopez) which will move to 12:00 a.m. Click over the jump to read the full press release and watch the “Coco is with TBS” video.

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Conan O’Brien live tour beginning this April (poster)

Conan O’Brien is going on a multi-city tour beginning this April.  The title of the tour is “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television”, referencing Conan’s clause in his exit contract from NBC that doesn’t allow him to appear on television until September.  O’Brien will be joined by Andy Richter and the former ‘Tonight Show’ band.

Full tour dates and details at teamcoco.com and keep track of any updates at Conan’s official twitter page @ConanOBrien.  Head on over the jump to see the tour poster in full.

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Conan O’Brien Ends Run As Tonight Show Host With Ratings High

Conan O’Brien’s final Tonight Show drew an impressive 4.8 A8-49 rating, a record-high for his program:

“Walking away from The Tonight Show is the hardest thing I have ever had to do,” O’Brien said. “I have worked with NBC for over twenty years. Yes, we have our differences right now and yes, we’re going to go our separate ways. But this company has been my home for most of my adult life. I am enormously proud of the work we have done together, and I want to thank NBC for making it all possible.”

Watch Conan’s farewell speech after the jump.  Jay Leno takes over as the new host — again — of The Tonight Show on March 1st.

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NBC and Conan O’Brien Finalize Tonight Show Exit; $45M to Conan and Staff; Conan Free to Host Elsewhere on September 1, 2010

NBC and Conan O’Brien have reached a $45 million exit deal. Under the deal, Conan will get more than $33M, while the rest of the money will go to his staff in severance (many of whom left with their families from NY to LA). Conan ends his run as the host of The Tonight Show on Friday, January 22nd.

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Conan O’Brien Won’t Do A Show After Leno

The Tonight Show host Conan O’Brien has issued a statement saying he will not be doing his show after Jay Leno, as proposed by NBC.  Here is an excerpt from his statement:

Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the Tonight Show to 12:05 to accommodate the Jay Leno Show at 11:35. For 60 years the Tonight Show has aired immediately following the late local news. I sincerely believe that delaying the Tonight Show into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. The Tonight Show at 12:05 simply isn’t the Tonight Show. Also, if I accept this move I will be knocking the Late Night show, which I inherited from David Letterman and passed on to Jimmy Fallon, out of its long-held time slot. That would hurt the other NBC franchise that I love, and it would be unfair to Jimmy.

Read the full statement after the jump.

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NBC Officially Ends The Jay Leno Show At 10PM, Wants To Keep Leno, O’Brien AND Fallon

The 10:00 p.m. primetime experiment with The Jay Leno Show has ended. The network has announced today that effective February 12th, The Jay Leno Show will no longer air at 10:00 p.m. NBC Universal Entertainment chief Jeff Gaspin released the first public statement on the late-night situation:

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