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'Orange Is the New Black' cast to make joint appearance on 'Conan'

The ladies of Litchfield (and one male counterpart) are headed to Conan for their first-ever late-night appearance as a group.

On Monday, August 4, the cast of Netflix’s Emmy-nominated show Orange Is the New Black, including Taylor Schilling, Laverne Cox, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, and Jason Biggs, will join Conan on stage for his third group interview of the sort. Conan has previously featured the casts of The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad in a similar format.

Conan airs at 11 p.m. on TBS.

Conan O'Brien's TBS show renewed through 2018

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At least Conan O’Brien isn’t going to retire anytime soon. TBS has given a big renewal to Conan, extending the talk show through 2018. That adds another three years onto O’Brien’s previous deal with the cable network.

“Over the past four years, we have built a terrific relationship with Conan O’Brien and are thrilled to be extending his series for another three years,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS.  “Conan has not only brought an incredibly young audience to TBS but has also created a digital presence that draws millions of fans to his unique brand of comedy. In addition, Conan has taken his show on the road for memorable weeks in New York, Atlanta and last month in Dallas, and will be breaking new ground next year when Conan becomes the first late-night show to tape at Comic-Con.”

The 51-year-old former host of NBC’s Tonight Show averages 862,000 viewers including DVR playback, but TBS says he has more adults 18-34 than some of his bigger competitors — including CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Conan O'Brien says Stephen Colbert is the 'right person' for 'Late Show' -- VIDEO

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Don’t feel bad for Conan O’Brien. Again.

The 50-year-old talk show host said he was never a contender to take over CBS’ the Late Show when David Letterman announced his retirement last week. The funnyman, who has hosted his talk show Conan on TBS since 2010, said he believes Stephen Colbert is the “right person” to take over the show from Letterman.

“I wasn’t up for it,” O’Brien said backstage Friday during a break from rehearsing for Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards, which he’s hosting for the first time. “I’m very happy where I am, but I love Stephen. I think Stephen is great. I’m a huge fan of his as a comic and as a human being. I think it’s fantastic. I’m really glad that he got the job. I look forward to seeing his show.” READ FULL STORY

'Conan' to broadcast from Comic-Con in 2015

Conan O’Brien is going to Comic-Con — in 2015.

TBS announced Monday that Conan will broadcast an entire week of shows (July 8-12, 2015) from San Diego’s Spreckels Theater. (So perhaps we can take Conan off the David Letterman replacement lists?)

This marks the first time a late-night program has ever broadcast from San Diego during the event, the network said.

This year, Comic-Con will take place from July 17-24.

Johnny Knoxville, David Cross, and Sarah Silverman to guest in season 2 of IFC's 'Maron,' which debuts May 8 -- EXCLUSIVE

Misery loves famous company: Marc Maron has recruited a slew of funny folks to appear in the second season of his IFC comedy series, Maron, which has been given a debut date of May 8 at 10 p.m. READ FULL STORY

Conan O'Brien to host 2014 MTV Movie Awards

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

Mel Brooks to honor Sid Caesar on 'Conan'

Mel Brooks is set to appear on Conan next week to share stories of his late friend, Sid Caesar. The legendary TV comedian passed away earlier this week, and Conan O’Brien is honoring him on his show Tuesday night. Brooks will be there for most of the show to talk about being Caesar’s friend, and also about working with Caesar — Brooks was a writer for ’50s variety show Your Show of Shows, which Caesar starred in. Last year, O’Brien had Brooks on his Serious Jibber-Jabber web series for an hour-long chat.

Tune in to TBS on Tuesday at 11 p.m. to see Brooks and O’Brien pay tribute.

Ron Burgundy -- er, Will Ferrell -- will return to 'Conan' in November

Prepare your mustache combs and dust off the old jazz flute: On Nov. 21, Ron Burgundy is coming back to ConanUpdate: 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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Watch Pete Holmes as Professor X fire Gambit -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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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

'Family Guy': Conan O'Brien to guest star -- EXCLUSIVE

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

Conan O'Brien: How 'Breaking Bad' should end

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

Pete Holmes gets new Conan O'Brien-produced late-night show

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 hosting the White House Correspondents Dinner -- VIDEO

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:

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