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.
TBS also revealed that the show would take over the 11pm slot currently occupied by Lopez Tonight. Lopez will shift to midnight and both will run on the same Monday through Thursday format.
The news is kind of surprising since all of the hype pointed towards Conan moving to Fox. However, Variety explained that talks with Fox broke down because the network would have trouble securing that coveted 11pm slot. Still, TBS feels like a decent fit for Conan in a weird, basic cable sort of way—as the man himself points out:
“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.”