Conan O’Brien Tweeted this at about 12:50 pm EST: “The good news: I will be doing a show on TBS starting in November! The bad news: I’ll be playing Rudy on the all new Cosby Show.”
And he was only half joking.
Yes folks, you heard it here first (unless you heard from CNN first) – Conan O’Brien’s next big TV venture is set to sail on TBS. Very funny.
According to a press release sent out by the cable network (which, like CNN, is a unit of Time Warner), the comedian is joining TBS to host a late-night show that is expected to debut in November. O’Brien’s show will be followed on TBS’ schedule by George Lopez’s “Lopez Tonight,” which will move to midnight.
And what does Lopez have to say about this? “I can’t think of anything better than doing my show with Conan as my lead-in,” Lopez said. “It’s the beginning of a new era in late-night comedy.”
Conan, with his usual wit explained: “In three months I’ve gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I’m headed to basic cable. My plan is working perfectly.”
Looks like we finally have something to look forward to that doesn’t include edited episodes of Sex and the City. Bring it on, we say! Can’t wait to see what Conan and TBS have on tap for the eager American comedy consuming public.