There’s no word on how much was spent on focus groups, consultants and research, but TBS and Conan O’Brien have come up with a name for his new late-night show to debut in November. It will be called – are you ready for this? – “Conan.”
“I’m just using ‘Conan’ and dropping the ‘O’Brien’ because I want to get away from the whole Irish thing,” the comedy host said of his new (third) show.
Conan will debut on TBS Monday, November 8th, at 11:00 pm (ET/PT).
“Late Night with Conan O’Brien” aired from 1993 to 2008 on NBC. Then he moved to “The Tonight Show” as Jay Leno moved to primetime, only to return seven months later. A severance deal with NBC kept O’Brien off television for months, but he 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.