Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


It's Official: Conan O'Brien to Join George Lopez on TBS

LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

In a surprise move that many are calling a shocker, Conan O'Brien is heading to TBS, expanding late-night TV for cable. “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," Conan joked in a statement.

The deal apparently came last week when George Lopez, who already has a late-night slot on TBS, asked Conan 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.”

The Los Angeles-based show is expected to begin in November with four original episodes a week, according to The Wrap. Many insiders believed he may have been heading to FOX, Comedy Central or FX.

Previously: Rally for Conan Draws Hundreds, Conan Arrives with Free Pizza (photos)