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[09/01/10 - 08:25 AM]
Conan O'Brien and TBS Announce New Show Title: Conan
"I'm just using "Conan" and dropping the "O'Brien" because I want to get away from the whole Irish thing," said O'Brien.

[via press release from TBS]

Conan O'Brien and TBS Announce New Show Title: Conan

Conan to Premiere Monday, Nov. 8, at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS

Conan O'Brien's new late-night series on TBS will have a familiar name to fans of the iconic host. O'Brien's third late-night show will simply be titled Conan when he returns to television Monday, Nov. 8, at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS.

Conan O'Brien added, "I'm just using "Conan" and dropping the "O'Brien" because I want to get away from the whole Irish thing."

Early in his career, O'Brien helmed the legendary Harvard Lampoon and wrote for television series icons Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons. It was from there that he was championed by Lorne Michaels to host Late Night with Conan O'Brien, where he combined his talents as a writer, performer and interviewer from 1993 to 2008. The two-time host of the Primetime Emmy´┐Ż Awards then took over the reins of The Tonight Show. O'Brien recently concluded touring the United States and Canada with his live show, Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour.

Conan will originate from Stage 15 at Warner Bros. Studios and will be produced by Conaco LLC. Jeff Ross is the executive producer.

About TBS

TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television's top-rated comedy network and is available in 100.1 million households. It serves as home to such original comedy series as My Boys, Are We There Yet? and Tyler Perry's House of Payne and Meet the Browns; the upcoming comedy series Glory Daze; the late-night series Conan, starring Conan O'Brien, and Lopez Tonight, starring George Lopez; hot contemporary comedies like Family Guy and The Office; special events, including star-studded comedy festivals in Chicago; blockbuster movies; hosted movie showcases; and championship sports.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.





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