Conan O’Brien may soon have a second show on TBS. The network announced today that it has ordered a pilot from the talk show host’s production company, Conaco. The untitled multi-camera comedy will revolve around a family guy who leaves his job and returns to his childhood neighborhood, where he meets up with his old best friend. Ben Wexler (Still Standing) has been tapped as showrunner and co-writer of the project; O’Brien is also serving as an executive producer. The pilot will be shot later this year.
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Conan O’Brien is bringing his late-night act back to New York, where it first began. TBS announced today that O’Brien’s show will spend four nights at New York’s Beacon Theater, beginning Oct. 31, to celebrate his cable show’s one-year anniversary. In 2012, Conan will hit the road again, with a trip to Chicago.
Will Ferrell is taking his threats against Conan O’Brien’s beard to the next level in two new videos. For those who haven’t been following the Beardpocalypse, Ferrell is terrorizing the talk show host with his promise that he will sheer those post-NBC whiskers when he’s a guest on Conan’s show May 2. Here’s the latest: READ FULL STORY
Jon Cryer went on TBS’ Conan tonight to address comments his former Two and a Half Men costar Charlie Sheen recent made about him, namely that Cryer is, among other things, a “troll.” Although Cryer did recently appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as a receptionist because he “needed the work,” this marks the first time the actor has directly addressed the Sheen media maelstrom of the last two weeks. And frankly, his remarks are quite shocking. Check out the video below: READ FULL STORY
Below is a really funny exclusive clip from the upcoming Hallmark Channel primetime interview special, Martha Stewart Presents: Men Who Make Us Laugh, during which Stewart joins O’Brien for a joint session in those Brookstone full-body massage chairs.
“It’s squeezing my bottom again.”
“I have to tell you this chair did do time in prison.”
Conan O’Brien is returning to network television — well, sort of. CBS has picked up the multi-camera comedy pilot Vince Uncensored, which the late-night talk show host is exec producing, with creator Phoef Sutton (Cheers, Terriers) writing the pilot. The show, which is contingent on cast and was bought on spec, centers on a man who opts to take a more candid approach to life following a life-changing experience. In addition to TBS’ Conan, O’Brien’s production company, Conaco produced the short-lived 2010 NBC drama Outlaw and the 2007 NBC comedy Andy Parker P.I.
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Ratings for Conan O’Brien’s TBS talk show may have dropped notably since his mega-hyped fall debut, but that doesn’t faze his network’s programming chief.
Michael Wright, head of programming at TBS, says that O’Brien’s current nightly average (around 1 million adults 18-49), and his relatively youthful median audience age (33), is good enough to keep renewing the show.
“I discount the first week’s ratings, as anybody should for a talk show or even a scripted program,” said Wright after entertaining TV critics visiting the Conan set. “It’s landing right about where we expected it to. At this number, Conan will run as long as he wants it to.”
Which sounds great for Coco fans, but also prompts a follow-up: How long does O’Brien want to continue as a talk show host?
Luckily, O’Brien was standing ten feet away, and had something to say on the subject — and a few words David Letterman, Jay Leno, NBC and whether he’s a sex symbol too. READ FULL STORY
'Dancing With the Stars': Could Bristol Palin actually win?!? InsideTV looks into disco-crystal ball on podcast
Bristol Palin may look like she doesn’t even want to be there half the time, but apparently lots of other people must want her on Dancing With the Stars, because the “teen activist” keeps on surviving week after week when other, clearly better dancers are shown the door. Which leads to many questions: How is this happening? Are fans of her politician mother voting along party lines for daughter Palin in droves? And could Bristol actually … gulp … win? Annie Barrett and Michael Slezak join me on the always non-partisan InsideTV podcast to break it all down while also examining the big verbal dust-up between sassy Maks and sometimes lucid Carrie Ann. Plus: Someone admits to actually liking Survivor: Nicaragua‘s NaOnka, we grade the first week of Conan O’Brien’s new TBS talk show, and give our picks for the funniest Modern Family cast member. You can download all the insanity straight to your mp3 player, or click on the player below to enjoy all the podcast magic on your computer right here, right now. And if you have a question for InsideTV, you can tweet it to @InsideTVPodcast. So get your dancing shoes on, click on the player below, and we’re off! READ FULL STORY
InsideTV podcast: EW experts weigh in on Conan's first week and pick the funniest person on 'Modern Family'
New network, new start time, same old Conan. Or is it? InsideTV is here to break down the first week of Conan and tell you (and him) what is and isn’t working so far on O’Brien’s new TBS talk show. Michael Slezak and Annie Barrett join yours truly to hand out our grades for week number one. Listen on, and see if you agree. But that’s not all we’re debating this week: We also give our picks for the funniest Modern Family cast member. (How will Mike and Annie take it when they learn how clearly right I am and clearly wrong they are?) There are also plenty of reality shenanigans to be discussed and dissected. You will sit in stunned silence as someone on our panel admits to actually rooting for Survivor‘s
most hateful contestant ever NaOnka. And we will sit in stunned silence as we try to figure out how Bristol Palin has made it all the way through to the Dancing With the Stars final four. Is she the worst final four contestant ever? We’ll let you know! You can download all the insanity straight to your mp3 player, or click on the player below to enjoy all the podcast magic on your screen right here, right now. Plus, if you have a question for InsideTV, you can tweet it to @InsideTVPodcast. And now, herrrrrrrrrrrrrrre’s Conan!
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