TBS picks up 'Conan' through 2014
February 22nd, 2012
06:22 PM ET

TBS picks up 'Conan' through 2014

After the great late night wars of 2010, it looks like Conan O'Brien has made himself at home at TBS - and the feeling's mutual.

The network, which is owned by the same parent company as CNN, announced Wednesday that they're extending "Conan" for another two years, meaning we'll have O'Brien's particular brand of humor on at 11 p.m. through April, 2014.

The late night host is "excited" to be sticking with TBS, saying in a statement from the network, "This means I'll be taping episodes of 'Conan' well into the Ron Paul presidency."

The statement adds that "Conan" has recently seen three consecutive months of audience growth, and has been well-received by the lucrative demographic of young adults.


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Conan O'Brien officiates gay wedding on 'Conan'
November 4th, 2011
02:08 PM ET

Conan O'Brien officiates gay wedding on 'Conan'

After a week of hosting his TBS show from New York, Conan O'Brien went out with a bang.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the ginger funnyman presided over a staffer’s same-sex wedding last night – on air.

“Conan” costume designer Scott Cronick married his partner, David Gorshein, on the TBS show, which taped from NYC's Beacon Theatre.

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Conan stops by old 'Late Night' stomping grounds
October 6th, 2011
12:07 PM ET

Conan stops by old 'Late Night' stomping grounds

It was almost like old times when Conan O'Brien swung by the set of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" last night, revisiting the show he'd once hosted.

It was played like as a surprise, with Fallon rambling on about the weather when O'Brien appeared from behind a curtain. Once the audience's cheering calmed down and they halted their standing O for O'Brien, he explained that he wanted to come by and see his old studio while he was in NYC.

"That's right, you were here for 16 years," Fallon said, joking, "And then what happened?"

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Conan delivers laughs at Dartmouth graduation
June 13th, 2011
01:25 PM ET

Conan delivers laughs at Dartmouth graduation

Dartmouth College's president Dr. Jim Yong Kim shook with laughter as Conan O'Brien gave the school's commencement speech with his signature sharp wit, deploring the state of America as evidenced by his place at the podium.

"If Harvard, Yale and Princeton are your self-involved, vain, name-dropping older brothers, you are the cool, sexually-confident, lacrosse-playing younger sibling who knows how to throw a party and looks good in a down vest," O'Brien told the graduates.

The "Conan" host, a Harvard University graduate, gave a speech that managed to provide laughs while still dishing out some words of wisdom, which he said he learned after his NBC late-night debacle in 2010.

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Jon Cryer: I check TMZ for Charlie Sheen updates
January 27th, 2011
10:27 AM ET

Jon Cryer: I check TMZ for Charlie Sheen updates

With an almost 30-year career in show business, you'd think Jon Cryer has heard it all. But when it comes to those news stories about his troubled "Two and a Half Men" co-star Charlie Sheen, even Cryer sometimes can't believe his ears.

"The stuff you hear is just unbelievable," he told talk-show host Conan O'Brien Wednesday. "I'm checking TMZ - as I do every day to see if I have to go to work at all - and there is a story: they found Charlie's car... at the bottom of a cliff. So you're thinking, 'Wow, sure hope Charlie's OK.'"

Cryer, 45, added that it can make for some awkward encounters on set.

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'Conan' blimp finds its way to 'Tonight Show' studio
November 16th, 2010
04:06 PM ET

'Conan' blimp finds its way to 'Tonight Show' studio

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's… Conan O'Brien?!

Staffers at NBC Universal in Burbank, California, were likely scratching their heads at the sight of a giant orange blimp hovering over the area yesterday afternoon.

It turns out the citrus-colored aircraft belonged to O'Brien, who used the blimp to promote his new TBS talk show, "Conan" – and perhaps annoy rival Jay Leno. Sources tell Deadline.com the red-haired host's blimp could definitely be seen from the studio where Leno tapes the "Tonight Show."

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