conan-obrien-TBS.jpgNo late-night FOX deal for Conan O’Brien after all. The talk show host will instead be heading to TBS.

TBS has announced that the comedian will join the basic cable network to host a late-night show expected to debut in November.

“In three months I’ve gone from network television to
Twitter to performing live in theater, and now I’m headed to basic cable,”
O’Brien says in the statement. “My plan is working perfectly.”

Maybe O’Brien had a plan (although the sarcasm is duly noted), but the network that ended up picking him up apparently didn’t — at least not as a month ago when the Hollywood power players joined together to talk TV at the The Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS).

Zap2it’s Dish Rag reported that when asked about any plans to bring O’Brien onboard at the HRTS, Michael Wright, Executive Vice President, Turner Entertainment
Networks said, “I love Conan. To be honest, we haven’t discussed it, it’s not on our radar
right now. But who doesn’t love Conan? He’s fantastic. George Lopez is a huge
hit and a success story for us.”

Turns out O’Brien’s show will be followed on TBS’ schedule by George Lopez’s “Lopez
Tonight,” which will move to midnight.

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