TBS, the station that has played Wedding Crashers more times than Earth's combined frat house DVD players, has signed Conan O'Brien to host an hour-long show to begin in November. The Hollywood Reporter explains:
"In three months I've gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I'm headed to basic cable," O'Brien said. "My plan is working perfectly."
O'Brien's show will serve as a lead-in for George Lopez's late-night show "Lopez Tonight," which will move to midnight. TBS said talks began in earnest just last week after Lopez called O'Brien to ask him to join the network.
"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."
Tweeted O'Brien: "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.'
At last, I can finally spend an evening lazily staring at reruns of Seinfeld and The Office and progress straight into Conan without all the burden of having to hitting the channel up button a few times. If this is only a partial win for Team Coco, it's still a full victory for lethargy.