Conan O'Brien To Resurface On TBS With New Late-Night Show

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After bidding bon voyage to NBC following a messy falling out, talk show host Conan O'Brien will resurface in November on cable network TBS, the network announced Monday.

In what's expected to be a much anticipated comeback, O'Brien will debut on TBS with an 11 p.m. talk show that will air Mondays through Thursdays. The program will prompt the network to shift it's "Lopez Tonight" hosted by George Lopez to midnight.

The stunning announcement comes on the same day O'Brien kicks off a two-month, 30-city live tour with Late-Show sidekick Andy Richter. The news also puts to rest rumors that have been circling for several weeks, fueling the possibility of the comedian resurfacing on FOX.

O'Brien, who created a Twitter account among other things during his time off, tweeted about the news joking with followers about another prospective gig.


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"The good news: I will be doing a show on TBS starting in November! The bad news: I'll be playing Rudy on the all new Cosby Show," he said.

Meanwhile, TBS isn't wasting anytime in trumping up their new late-night man. Shortly after the news hit the wires, the network rolled out a promo welcoming "Coco" to the family.

O'Brien left NBC in January after hosting "The Tonight Show" for just eight months. His predecessor in that slot, Jay Leno, then reclaimed the hour. As part of his parting deal, O'Brien is barred from appearing on TV until September.

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