We knew it wouldn’t be long before Conan O’Brian would be back on the airwaves. Late-night mainstay Conan O’Brien is headed to TBS to resume his comedic duties with a talk show expected to debut in November. Conan left NBC in January after hosting “The Tonight Show” for only eight months, as his ratings plunged from those of his longtime “Tonight” predecessor, Jay Leno, who reclaimed the hour.
After giving O’Brien “Tonight,” NBC kept Leno on board with a prime-time show that quickly flopped. NBC attempted to move O’Brien to a post-midnight slot, but he declined , and instead, walked away with a very nice $32 million settlement package. As part of the package, he is unable to appear on TV until September.
Until then, Conan launches his Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour today in Eugene Or, with a stop in Seattle April 18th and 19th at McCaw Hall.