Your Oscar hangover may not have dissipated yet, but more awards show news just arrived: Conan O’Brien has been tapped to host the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. The ceremony airs live on April 13 from Nokia Theater L.A. Live at 9 p.m. Nominations are set to be on announced on Thursday. READ FULL STORY
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On Nov. 21, Ron Burgundy is coming back to Conan. Update: The Burgundy bit will now air on Conan‘s Nov. 20 episode.
As you may recall, Burgundy — a.k.a. Will Ferrell — last stopped by Conan O’Brien’s TBS show to break the news that Anchorman‘s long-anticipated sequel had finally been greenlit. This time around, Ferrell-as-Burgundy will apparently stick around for “a much longer conversation,” according to a release — one mainly about Let Me Off at the Top!: My Classy Life and Other Musings, an Anchorman 2 tie-in book/Burgundy “autobiography” that hits shelves Nov. 18. Anchorman 2 debuts a month later, on Dec. 20.
“It’s thrilling to be on the Conan O’Brien show, a top flight show. I’m excited to hear he’s still on television,” “Burgundy” said in a statement.
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Last week, you saw Pete Holmes chrome his dome to tackle the role of Professor X from the X-Men and fire Wolverine. (Hugh Jackman approved.) This week, in the latest installment of “The Ex-Men,” the comedian and new late-night host aims to relieve Gambit of his duties. He asks some good questions of the kinetic energy-manipulating mutant who can work wonders with a deck of cards, among other things. (“What if we’re attacked, and we’re not inside of a 99-Cent Store? Or in the paper plate aisle of a Target? Or perhaps at some knick-knack flea market in New Hampshire?”) Throw your fingers on the play button and check it out below.
The “Ex-Men” segments — of which there are more — can be seen on The Pete Holmes Show, which premieres Oct. 28 at midnight on TBS following Conan. (Conan O’Brien is an executive producer.) The half-hour series will feature a monologue that’s more rooted in stand-up than topical issues, sketches, video bits and interviews with fellow comedians/celebrities. Plus Pete in a bald cap. But you already knew that. READ FULL STORY
Conan O’Brien may have been a writer on The Simpsons, but he’s getting animated on a different Sunday-night Fox comedy: The late-night talk show host will lend his voice to an upcoming episode of Family Guy. READ FULL STORY
Walter White’s journey into darkness is nearing its conclusion, as AMC rolls out the first of Breaking Bad‘s final eight episodes on Aug. 11. How will the acclaimed drug drama wrap up? Will Bryan Cranston’s meth kingpin pay dearly for his doings of evil? Or will he continue to be the one who knocks until his arm gets really tired? All options are on the table. And in EW’s Summer Must List issue, we asked three celebrity fans — Conan O’Brien, Elizabeth Banks, and Adam Scott — to indulge us by imagining the ending of the show. What follows is the slightly expanded version of O’Brien’s vision, which combines a shocking transformation, a cross-species alliance, some great literature, a little murder and… well, scroll down to read it: READ FULL STORY
The late-night field just got more crowded. TBS has just announced a four-week trial run of a new untitled comedy series starring comedian Pete Holmes coming this fall.
Holmes is best-known as the host of the You Made It Weird podcast. His new show, airing Monday through Thursdays, will follow Conan, and is being executive produced by a team that includes Conan O’Brien. It will showcase “the comedian’s incredible skill set, combining sketches, short films, live comedy, field pieces and in-studio guest interviews into a fast-paced half hour.”
“Pete Holmes is an enormously likable performer with an agile and innovative mind,” O’Brien said in a press release. “I’m really looking forward to his show, and I’ve already had my son program my DVR.”
To get a taste, check out Holmes performing stand-up on Conan below: READ FULL STORY
Conan O’Brien will host this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner, the annual event where politicians, celebrities, and journalists gather in a giant room and awkwardly laugh at one another. “Conan is one of televisions most innovative and influential talents, and I am absolutely thrilled that he has agreed to be this year’s featured act,” said White House Correspondents Association president Ed Henry in a statement.
The annual event is important for two reasons: It raises money for scholarships and, in the past years, has increasingly become a crucible for hot-blooded comic and political moments. In 2011, President Obama called out Donald Trump, to much chuckling. In 2006, Stephen Colbert called out President Bush, to much cringing and slack-jawed amazement.
This year’s dinner will be held on April 27, and broadcast, as always, by C-SPAN. No word about a possible appearance from Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. O’Brien last appeared at the dinner in 1995, when he called Judge Ito “the most powerful man in the country” and made jokes about his virginity. (Oh, the ’90s.)
Check out a piece of O’Brien’s appearance after the jump:
One lucky fan of The Simpsons is going to see his dream come true when the show turns his spec script into an episode that will air on TV. He’s no contest winner, though: He’s Judd Apatow. READ FULL STORY
Conan O’Brien, who once replaced David Letterman as host of NBC’s Late Night and later went head-to-head with his idol during his short stint as host of the Tonight Show, will visit Letterman’s CBS program on Thursday night. It will be the first time the now-TBS late-night host has guested on Letterman’s program in 13 years. Both men, of course, famously lost very public battles with Jay Leno, who ultimately edged Letterman to succeed Johnny Carson as host of the Tonight Show in 1992 and then returned to the late-night showcase after O’Brien failed to generate high-enough ratings.
Conan O’Brien’s late-night talkshow has been extended by TBS through April 2014, the network announced today. “We are proud to be in business with Conan O’Brien for the long run,” said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “Night after night, Conan and his team have put together terrific shows that draw a young and fiercely loyal audience. As if that weren’t enough, they have also built a dynamic online presence that keeps fans engaged like no other show in late night.” READ FULL STORY
An old friend is visiting Conan O’Brien tonight. For the first time since moving to TBS last year, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog will join O’Brien on the talk-show stage. O’Brien tweeted the news from his temporary offices in New York City, where the show is visiting this week (here’s an interview with O’Brien all about that).
Technically, O’Brien’s creative content from his NBC days remains the broadcast network’s property. But the host has flirted with that restriction in the past (the Masturbating Bear has been on the TBS show twice). Below is the photo. O’Brien doesn’t look entirely pleased by Triumph’s appearance. Perhaps not looking forward to picking up the poop? READ FULL STORY
Conan O'Brien on his return to New York: 'I'd be surprised if an old favorite from 'Late Night' didn't show up'
It’s Homecoming Week for Conan O’Brien: The man who hosted Late Night from 1993 to 2009 in New York returns tonight to the Big Apple to host five nights of his TBS talk show, Conan. O’Brien recently chatted with EW about the New York shows, the difference between audiences in New York and Los Angeles, and the painful regret of the jeggings incident.
On the vibe of his New York shows:
“When we travel with the show, we like the DNA of the show to change. It’s really important to me that these feel like New York shows, so one of the key components was to make sure that I’m out amongst the people, and that it’s not something where it’s just, ‘Okay, he’s in the Beacon Theatre, but he’s doing the same old crap.’ This will be me going outside and doing the same old crap, which will be a whole new way of looking at it. In the four days that I was shooting [pre-taped segments] there, I got to just about every part of New York City, which was really fun. I could not pass a street corner where the ghost of an old remote that I had shot in the 90s would [appear]… I would pass a corner and look out the window and see Riverside Park and think, “Oh right, I was dressed as a woman on a unicycle.” We’ll be down in the Garment District and I’ll look out the window and be like, “Yeah, I remember wearing an antelope head, riding on Andy Richter’s back in ’98.” It’s all these old war stories coming back.
“This is my first time back in New York as a tourist. So it’s that cliché where I’ve never gone to the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty when I lived in New York, so now we’re actually taking the show to New York as guests, which is a fascinating new experience. I’m going to be terrified of Central Park. I’m going to be complaining about the urine smell. I’m going to be horrified that my half a bagel with cream cheese costs $35. And I’m going to walk around with a cardboard suitcase and look up at the skyscrapers and marvel at ‘them moving boxes’ that take you from one floor to the next. I’m going to look at New York with a fresh eye.” READ FULL STORY
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