Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band to be House Band for Conan
Vivino Takes Over As Band Leader on New TBS Late-Night Show Conan Beginning Nov. 8
Conan O'Brien will have more familiar faces with him on TBS when Conan debuts Monday, Nov. 8, at 11 p.m. (ET/PT). The newly minted band will be led by Jimmy Vivino, former associate music director, arranger, guitarist and vocalist for The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
In addition to Vivino, The Basic Cable Band will consist of Scott Healy (keyboards); Mike Merritt (bass); Mark Pender (trumpet); Richie "LaBamba" Rosenberg (trombone); Jerry Vivino (saxophone, woodwinds and vocals); and James Wormworth (drums).
Conan will originate from Stage 15 at Warner Bros. Studios and will be produced by Conaco LLC. Jeff Ross is the executive producer.
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 Are We There Yet? and Tyler Perry's House of Payne and Meet the Browns; the upcoming original comedy 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.