Conan O’Brien will likely never forget the circumstances in which he learned about Robin Williams’ death yesterday, as it occurred during the taping of his TBS talk show Conan. Not at all the kind of announcement you want to bring up during a comedy program.
TBS announced that they have renewed the ageless Conan O’Brien’s contract through the year 2018, at which point he will achieve the milestone of having been a late night host for 25 years.
While Jay Leno was saying goodbye to his viewers (again), last night Conan O'Brien was doing a very special zombie-focused episode in anticipation of AMC's The Walking Dead returning this Sunday. But he did address The Tonight Show vaguely but humorously during his monologue, when talking about the start of the Winter Olympics.
Did you know Adam DeVine can sing? Well, if you've seen Pitch Perfect, you do, but fans of Workaholics may not have been aware, which might have been why Conan O'Brien decided to bring the subject up during his interview with the cast this week in anticipation of the series' Season 4 premiere.
It’s as if Jennifer Lawrence is testing us. If that were the case, the title of the experiment might be: Will we find her as charming and adorable if we knew she checked into a hotel room with a box full of butt plugs? The answer: Kind of... Ok, yes. Because she’s charming and adorable in this video, which has her explaining to Conan O’Brien what happened when her hotel maid found her stash of gag-gift sex toys.
Oftentimes when we hear that a network’s been slapped with an FCC fine, it has something to do with content that slipped past the censor or was too explicit in some way or another. But that’s not quite the case for Conan’s latest brush with the Federal Communications Commission. The late night cable talk show received a $25,000 fine from the FCC for using a certain tone in an ad promoting Jack Black’s appearance on the series last year.
There are certain writers known for killing off beloved characters. Joss Whedon has done it from time to time, Spartacus' Steven DeKnight was never afraid to do it with the Starz series, and George R.R. Martin has become notorious for it in his Song of Ice and Fire books and in the HBO fantasy-drama series based on those books. The above video shows the full interview of Martin on Conan this week.
If you're a regular viewer of TBS' late night talk show Conan, you should be familiar with Deon Cole. The comedian and writer appears on occasion, often to offer a more diverse perspective on current events and other matters. It's been almost a year since we heard he was lining up his own series at TBS.
Those Parks and Recreation fans who happened to watch the Masters this weekend were likely all thinking the same thing. "I didn't know Adam Scott" was a golf pro!" And Party Down fans might have loudly asked, "Are we having fun yet?!" Technically, Adam Scott is a golf pro. And given his success at the Masters, I'm thinking he was having a lot of fun. The winner of the golf tournament happens to be an Australian man with the same name as Parks and Rec star Adam Scott.
Since the behind-the-scenes drama related to Two and a Half Men, which eventually led to Charlie Sheen's departure from the series, the actor has moved on with his life and work. He stars in comedy series Anger Management over at FX, and this weekend, fans can see him on the big screen as he's set to appear in the horror parody movie Scary Movie 5. While Sheen has moved on, he hasn't been back to the Warner Bros. lot since his departure from Men. Late night talk show host managed to get Sheen back there for an appearance on his TBS talk show.
Conan O'Brien usually confines his goofy antics to his TBS late night talk show, but he brought the funny, in all its naked glory, to Chelsea Lately last night, joining forces with his fellow late night talk show host for a shower argument for the ages. I guess, with the official confirmation that Jimmy Fallon would be taking over for Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, these two cable stars had to find their own way to spark some new late night drama.
While we continue to hear reports, rumors and humorous snipes regarding the status of Jay Leno on The Tonight Show at NBC, it looks like Conan's spot at TBS is secure through late 2015. TBS made the announcement today that the redheaded late night talk show host will continue his duties through November of 2015, adding that Conan is a hit with TBS' core audience of young adults and scores a younger median age than any other late-night talk show.
Conan O'Brien does not tolerate elitism at his talk show. There's a controversy brewing over at Team Coco headquarters. Or an espresso-versy. It came to the attention of the late night TBS talk show host that one of the people on his staff was lording over a very pricy espresso machine in his tucked-away office, and O'Brien apparently decided to make an example out of the man through a segment on his show. The segment comes complete with character witness interviews and a clever animated floor plan to demonstrate just how hard the man's office is to get to.
Comedian Pete Holmes is getting his own show on TBS, set to follow Conan in the late-night lineup. The as- yet untitled series will hit the air in the fall of 2013, with a four-week run planned, four episodes a week.
One of the staples of the late night talk show format, pretty much since its inception, has been cutting away to a stand-up comedy segment. Up and coming comedians would look at a stint on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson as the be all and end all of success. If you did Carson, you made it, especially if he called you over to the couch to chat afterward. After 50 or 60 years (starting with Steve Allen), the tradition is still going strong, and thanks to routines like Jon Dore's on Conan yesterday, it just doesn't get old.