Conan O’Brien will join TBS, ending months of uncertainty and speculation that he would move from NBC to FOX. The Brookline-native’s first show on the cable network will debut in November, shortly after his contractual non-compete ends with NBC.
“In three months I’ve gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I’m headed to basic cable,” O’Brien said. “My plan is working perfectly.”
The Emmy-winning comedian’s new show will be at 11 p.m., with “Lopez Tonight” moving to midnight.
“I can’t think of anything better than doing my show with Conan as my lead-in,” Lopez said. “It’s the beginning of a new era in late-night comedy.”
O’Brien’s new show doesn’t have a title yet, and it will air for one-hour Monday through Thursday.
“Conan has been the comedic voice for a generation. TBS already has a huge audience of young comedy lovers, and Conan’s show will give these fans even more reasons to watch our network,” said Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks.