Conan O'Brien to Host Late-Night Show on TBS

Published on April 12, 2010
by Sam Schechner and Lauren A. E. Schuker

Conan O’Brien will host a new late-night TV show on cable network TBS this fall, giving him a new platform on cable television less than a year after he left NBC in an acrimonious blowup.

Mr. O’Brien’s yet-to-be titled show will debut in November, and run four nights a week at 11 p.m. Eastern time.

The new show is a costly gamble for TBS, a comedy network owned by Time Warner Inc.’s (TWX) Atlanta-based Turner Broadcasting.

Mr. O’Brien agreed to leave NBC in January after the network decided to abandon its low-rated experiment to put “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno in prime-time.

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