Surprising news out of the world of television this afternoon:
Conan O'Brien is heading to TBS. Said the comedian in a statement:
"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."
The untitled talk show will debut in November. It will air Monday through Thursday and be followed by George Lopez's Lopez Tonight, which has averaged over 1.2 million viewers during its first season.
Ever since NBC totally screwed over Conan in January, insiders have assumed he'd end up on Fox. Tweeted the comic:
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.
This move ought to raise the profile of TBS, but the question remains: Will viewers shift to TBS along with O'Brien? You tell us...
Will you watch Conan O'Brien on TBS?