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"Conan" (2010) More at IMDbPro »TV series 2010-

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Release Date:
8 November 2010 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Wild. Nocturnal. See more »
Plot:
Conan O'Brien and his co-host Andy Richter discuss current news topics and interview celebrities and personalities.
Awards:
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Not entertaining and lame, no improvement at all. See more (7 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 722)

Conan O'Brien ... Himself - Host / ... (842 episodes, 2010-2016)

Andy Richter ... Himself - Announcer / ... (839 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band ... Themselves - Featuring / ... (485 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jimmy Vivino ... Himself - Musical Director / ... (426 episodes, 2010-2016)
Richie 'La Bamba' Rosenberg ... Himself - The Basic Cable Band / ... (301 episodes, 2010-2015)
Jerry Vivino ... Himself - The Basic Cable Band / ... (299 episodes, 2010-2015)
Mark 'Love Man' Pender ... Himself - The Basic Cable Band / ... (297 episodes, 2010-2014)
James Wormworth ... Himself - The Basic Cable Band / ... (297 episodes, 2010-2014)
Scott Healy ... Himself - The Basic Cable Band / ... (290 episodes, 2010-2014)
Mike Merritt ... Himself - The Basic Cable Band / ... (284 episodes, 2010-2014)
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Series Directed by
Allan Kartun (10 episodes, 2010-2015)
Iqbal Hans (3 episodes, 2013)
Billy Bollotino (2 episodes, 2011-2016)
 
Series Writing credits
Andres du Bouchet (780 episodes, 2010-2016)
Dan Cronin (661 episodes, 2010-2016)
Josh Comers (570 episodes, 2010-2015)
Scott Chernoff (232 episodes, 2011-2013)
Scott Gairdner (81 episodes, 2012-2013)
Michael Gordon (68 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jessie Gaskell (59 episodes, 2014-2016)
Todd Levin (39 episodes, 2010-2016)
Conan O'Brien (28 episodes, 2010-2016)
José Arroyo (24 episodes, 2010-2016)
Brian Kiley (24 episodes, 2010-2016)
Andy Richter (24 episodes, 2010-2016)
Mike Sweeney (24 episodes, 2010-2016)
Matt O'Brien (20 episodes, 2010-2016)
Deon Cole (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
Brian McCann (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
Brian Stack (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
Laurie Kilmartin (12 episodes, 2010-2016)
Rob Kutner (12 episodes, 2010-2016)
Frank Smiley (12 episodes, 2010-2016)
Alison Flierl (7 episodes, 2011-2013)
Berkley Johnson (5 episodes, 2010-2011)
Levi MacDougall (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Bruce W. Timm (2 episodes, 2015)

Series Produced by
John A. Wooden .... executive producer: digital (26 episodes, 2011)
Tracy King .... producer (18 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jeff Ross .... executive producer (18 episodes, 2010-2016)
Mike Sweeney .... producer (12 episodes, 2010-2016)
Conan O'Brien .... producer (12 episodes, 2010-2014)
J.P. Buck .... supervising producer / segment producer (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jason Chillemi .... field producer (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Paula Davis .... senior talent producer (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Sarah Federowicz .... line producer (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Daniel Ferguson .... supervising producer (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jordan Schlansky .... associate producer (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Frank Smiley .... supervising producer (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Rachel Witlieb .... supervising producer (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Robyn Adams .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2014)
Matt O'Brien .... producer (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
 
Series Film Editing by
Robert James Ashe (677 episodes, 2010-2016)
Christopher Heller (280 episodes, 2013-2016)
David Grecu (17 episodes, 2010-2016)
Dan Dome (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Shannon Martellaro (7 episodes, 2011)
Matthew Shaw (4 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Casting by
Ric Enriquez (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
 
Series Production Design by
John Shaffner (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Joe Stewart (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Christopher Goumas (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
 
Series Art Direction by
Michael T. Leonard (12 episodes, 2011-2015)
Christopher Goumas (5 episodes, 2010-2015)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Lance B. Zeck (7 episodes, 2010-2016)
 
Series Costume Design by
Scott Cronick (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
 
Series Makeup Department
Sherilyn Stetz .... makeup artist / key makeup artist (192 episodes, 2010-2015)
Deborah T. Paulmann .... makeup department head / makeup artist / ... (18 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jeffrey Swander .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Kathleen Karridene .... personal makeup artist: Casey Wilson / personal makeup artist: Nasim Pedrad / ... (5 episodes, 2013-2015)
Michelle DeMilt .... makeup artist / makeup artist: Conan O'Brian (5 episodes, 2015)
Ashlee Mullen .... personal makeup artist (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
 
Series Production Management
Rachel Yoder .... post-production supervisor (1 episode, 2016)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nikki Nash .... associate director (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Billy Bollotino .... associate director (9 episodes, 2010-2015)
 
Series Art Department
Robert James Ashe .... title design art director / main title design (453 episodes, 2010-2013)
Eric McGilloway .... graphic artist / main title design (18 episodes, 2010-2016)
Laird Pulver .... assistant property (18 episodes, 2014-2015)
Steve Robinson .... graphic artist (14 episodes, 2010-2016)
Pierre Bernard Jr. .... graphic artist (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Dan Dome .... main title design (9 episodes, 2010)
Robert Friel .... studio properties / props (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Bob Lord .... scenic artist (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Lori Pond .... electronic graphics (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
John Rau .... outside properties / outside props (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Paul Strahs .... head carpenter (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Bill Tull .... outside properties / outside props (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Michael Denering .... scenic artist / graphic artist (6 episodes, 2015-2016)
Sam Hanover .... graphics coordinator (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
 
Series Sound Department
Robert Ohlandt .... sound effects / audio (106 episodes, 2010-2016)
Mike Stock .... senior audio (71 episodes, 2010-2016)
Mike Cruz .... sound / audio (27 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jason Munoz .... audio / field sound engineer / ... (16 episodes, 2010-2016)
Marilyn Loud .... sound assistant / field mixer / ... (16 episodes, 2010-2013)
Ray Lindsey .... audio (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Melissa Reid .... audio (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Todd Winmill .... audio (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Lavant Coppock .... audio (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Chris Millard .... audio (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Paul Wittman .... sound (4 episodes, 2013)
Dennis Hamlin .... audio / sound (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Special Effects by
John A. Canavan .... special effects (28 episodes, 2010)
Eric Allard .... special effects (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Paul Staples .... special effects (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Christopher Ultimo .... graphics coordinator (58 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Stunts
Justin T. Woods .... stunts / stunt double: Jon Cryer (9 episodes, 2011-2013)
Steven Ho .... stunt coordinator (8 episodes, 2011-2015)
Yoshio Iizuka .... stunts / stunt performer (5 episodes, 2012-2013)
Chris Solomon .... stunts / stunt player (4 episodes, 2011-2013)
Benjamin J. Reesing .... stunt performer / stunts (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Greg Dolph .... stunt coordinator / stunt performer (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Elle Alexander .... stunt actor / stunt actress (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
Torrey Vogel .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Scott Dale .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2013)
Jay R. Adams .... stunts (2 episodes, 2014)
Bryan Massey .... stunt performer / stunts (2 episodes, 2014)
Sam Medina .... fight choreographer / stunt safety (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Mason Q. Bell .... electrician / best boy / ... (88 episodes, 2013-2015)
James Barker .... gaffer (27 episodes, 2011)
Daryl Studebaker .... camera operator (25 episodes, 2012-2013)
Jon Purdy .... camera operator (20 episodes, 2014-2016)
Seth Saint Vincent .... camera operator / camera / ... (20 episodes, 2014-2016)
James Palczewski .... camera operator / camera / ... (14 episodes, 2010-2016)
Kosta Krstic .... camera operator / camera (12 episodes, 2010-2016)
Robert A. Dickinson .... lighting designer (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Noah Mitz .... lighting designer / lighting director (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Eugene Huelsman .... camera operator (8 episodes, 2010-2012)
Chris Matott .... camera operator (8 episodes, 2010-2012)
Jimmie Scurti .... camera operator (8 episodes, 2010-2012)
Mike Berger .... assistant lighting director (7 episodes, 2012-2013)
Victor Lopez .... lighting programmer (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Meghan Sinclair .... photographer / still photographer (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Louis Aurelio .... playback operator / videotape operator (5 episodes, 2010-2015)
Bruce Oldham .... camera / camera operator (5 episodes, 2010-2015)
John Palacio .... video / video controller (5 episodes, 2010-2015)
Theodore Ashton .... camera (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Lynn Costa .... head electrician (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Nicholas Kober .... camera (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Harlan Moen .... videotape (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
George Gountas .... lighting technician (4 episodes, 2011)
Scott Hylton .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2012)
Rob Hume .... lighting director (4 episodes, 2015-2016)
Bart Ping .... camera (4 episodes, 2015)
Erin Franklyn .... grip (3 episodes, 2013)
David J. Bernstein .... technical director (3 episodes, 2014)
Sam Barker .... gaffer / head electrician (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Animation Department
Mark Marek .... animator (2 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Casting Department
Vana Dabney .... casting coordinator (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Booher-Ciarimboli .... specialty costume supervisor / specialty costume keyperson (477 episodes, 2010-2014)
Jenna Mason .... costume intern (95 episodes, 2012-2013)
Ryan Seminara .... costume intern (32 episodes, 2013)
Caroline Rea .... wardrobe intern / wardrobe production assistant (24 episodes, 2012-2013)
Stephany Del Cid .... costume intern (24 episodes, 2014)
Lisa Tatum .... costume intern (11 episodes, 2011)
Bruce Brumage .... wardrobe supervisor (7 episodes, 2010-2016)
Dawn Weisberg .... associate costume designer (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Becky Frey .... assistant costume designer (4 episodes, 2011)
Rebecca Guzzi .... costumer (4 episodes, 2015)
Juliette Lunger .... costumer (4 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Editorial Department
Meaghan Wilbur .... assistant editor (248 episodes, 2014-2016)
Robert James Ashe .... title designer: main titles (218 episodes, 2013-2015)
Eric Wylie .... post-production coordinator (58 episodes, 2013-2014)
Emily Copenhaver .... post-production coordinator (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Rachel Yoder .... post-production coordinator (4 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Music Department
Drew Bayers .... music clearances (390 episodes, 2011-2014)
Jill Meyers .... music clearances (390 episodes, 2011-2014)
Jim Pitt .... music segment producer (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jimmy Vivino .... music director / house band / ... (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Scott Healy .... house band / musician: The Basic Cable Band (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Roey Hershkovitz .... music production supervisor (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Mike Merritt .... house band / musician: The Basic Cable Band (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Mark 'Love Man' Pender .... house band / musician: The Basic Cable Band (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Richie 'La Bamba' Rosenberg .... house band / musician: The Basic Cable Band (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jerry Vivino .... house band / musician: The Basic Cable Band (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
James Wormworth .... house band / musician: The Basic Cable Band (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Barre Duryea .... house band technician (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jane Bochicchio .... music coordinator (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Matt Kramer .... house band coordinator (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
David Winslow .... music mixer (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Molly Moormeier .... music coordinator (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Bruce Aronson .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Transportation Department
Bruce Comtois .... production driver (6 episodes, 2012-2013)
 
Series Other crew
Liz Bohnsack .... production staff (551 episodes, 2010-2015)
Kathryn Molloy .... production staff (458 episodes, 2012-2016)
Beth Meroski .... digital production assistant / assistant editor / ... (424 episodes, 2011-2016)
Chris Brinson .... assistant accountant / production accountant (393 episodes, 2012-2016)
Katy Wynn .... production coordinator / office coordinator (330 episodes, 2010-2013)
Amanda Shamis Flannery .... assistant: segment producers / talent researcher (250 episodes, 2010-2012)
Corey Batie .... assistant accountant / production accountant (240 episodes, 2010-2015)
Erick O. Perez .... production assistant (231 episodes, 2013-2015)
Danielle Weisberg .... writer assistant / writers' assistant (188 episodes, 2014-2016)
Joe Cristalli .... researcher / production staff (141 episodes, 2010-2011)
Erin Martin .... writers assistant / assistant to writer / ... (138 episodes, 2010-2012)
BriAnne Borup .... production assistant (128 episodes, 2012-2013)
Kersti Niebruegge .... researcher (124 episodes, 2010-2012)
James Risolo .... production staff (121 episodes, 2010-2011)
Sharon Hardy .... researcher (116 episodes, 2010-2011)
Scott Chernoff .... clip comedy coordinator (114 episodes, 2010-2011)
Gemma Paolo .... digital coordinator / for: Team Coco Digital (106 episodes, 2013-2016)
Britt Dvorak .... Production Intern / production intern (80 episodes, 2013)
Sabina Kashi .... research intern (60 episodes, 2015)
Kaitlin Firstbrook .... production intern (58 episodes, 2012)
Lauren Vally .... script intern (53 episodes, 2012)
Jeremy Slome .... researcher / production staff (52 episodes, 2010-2012)
Tim Hawks .... research intern / production assistant / ... (44 episodes, 2011-2012)
Evan de Normandie .... production intern (36 episodes, 2013)
Zach Ehrlich .... digital production intern (36 episodes, 2014)
Steve Tobiasz .... production intern (35 episodes, 2011)
Jenna Merhi .... intern (35 episodes, 2012)
Joanne Ramos .... production intern (34 episodes, 2011-2012)
Buddy Blackman .... intern / for: Team Coco Digital / ... (32 episodes, 2011-2016)
Matt Kramer .... production staff (28 episodes, 2010-2011)
Natalie Rodriguez .... Production Assistant Intern / production assistant (27 episodes, 2013)
Akmyrat Tuyliyev .... intern (27 episodes, 2013)
John Crotteau .... script coordinator (17 episodes, 2010-2016)
Doug Karo .... clip coordinator / researcher (15 episodes, 2010-2011)
Christian Lynch .... segment researcher / researcher (13 episodes, 2010-2011)
Alison Flierl .... writers coordinator (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jeffrey Vega .... production intern (12 episodes, 2013)
Gina Battista .... talent executive (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Britt Kahn .... talent executive (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Susan Santomauro .... production associate (10 episodes, 2010-2016)
Christopher Zou .... production intern (10 episodes, 2012)
Erica Brown .... assistant to producers / assistant: producers / ... (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Dixon Gaines .... for: Team Coco Digital / researcher (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Steve Hollander .... stage manager (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Greg Kasoff .... stage manager (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Sona Movsesian .... assistant: Conan O'Brien (9 episodes, 2010-2016)
Christopher Ultimo .... production staff (9 episodes, 2010)
Claire Doré .... dog trainer / animal trainer / ... (7 episodes, 2012-2015)
Will Becton .... for: Team Coco Digital / digital team: Team Coco (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Aaron Bleyaert .... for: Team Coco Digital / digital team: Team Coco (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Lisa Bleyaert .... audience coordinator (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Steve Burm .... cue cards (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Chris Hayes .... IT systems (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Kent Irwin .... cue cards (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Sue Lane .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
James A. Sandweiss .... maintenance (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Drew Shane .... publicist (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Ruthie Wyatt .... for: Team Coco Digital / digital team: Team Coco (6 episodes, 2010-2016)
Jackie Stathis .... stage manager (6 episodes, 2010-2015)
Kit Peterson .... audience services (6 episodes, 2014)
Collin Brantmeyer .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2013)
Robert James Ashe .... opening titles (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
John Bogulski .... researcher (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Melanie Boysaw .... writers' coordinator (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Gary Cannon .... audience warm-up (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Nick Centofante .... office coordinator (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Diana Chang .... for: Team Coco Digital (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Alison Childs .... for: Team Coco Digital (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Terry Cole .... production accountant (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
John Danek .... for: Team Coco Digital (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Tanesha Fields .... for: Team Coco Digital (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Rob Gage .... IT systems (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Tony Geluz .... maintenance (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Erin Gillman .... talent coordinator (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Josh Gwelt .... utility (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Iqbal Hans .... technical director (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Bear Johnson .... utility (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Travis Kuhl .... for: Team Coco Digital (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Chris Lee .... maintenance (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Chris Newth .... researcher (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Jason O'Malley .... for: Team Coco Digital (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Emily Prill .... researcher (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Sara Sabet .... production staff (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Jennifer Samples .... assistant to supervising producers (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Galeit Sehayek .... assistant: Andy Richter (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Kelli Smith .... assistant to supervising producers (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Colton Stickney .... production staff (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Christy Tobin .... production staff (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Tory Todd .... for: Team Coco Digital (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Julie Vescera .... researcher (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Marie Weber .... assistant: Jeff Ross (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Robin Weitz .... researcher (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Ashley Wheeler .... talent assistant (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Eric Wielochowski .... cue cards (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Cyrano Hardy .... digital media supervisor / production staff: digital production assistant (5 episodes, 2015)
Sarah Bruno .... researcher (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jeff Greco .... researcher (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Keri O'Keeffe .... talent assistant (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Ashley Olivia .... talent coordinator (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Beth Stiller .... technical director (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Lindsay Varquez .... assistant: Jeff Ross (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Adam Yenser .... assistant: segment producers (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Mark Millner .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2011)
Deliah Mathieu .... production intern (4 episodes, 2012)
Eli Joshua Adé .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2013)
Kennith Edwards .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2014)
Diane Harmon .... production staff (4 episodes, 2015-2016)
Brittany Buchanan .... researcher (4 episodes, 2015)
Cami Thatcher .... production staff (4 episodes, 2015)
Kenneth Lewis Jr. .... production support: production (3 episodes, 2014)
Chris Weller .... for: Team Coco Digital (3 episodes, 2015)
Tim Campbell .... digital team: Team Coco / for: Team Coco Digital (2 episodes, 2010-2015)
John A. Wooden .... digital team: Team Coco / for: Team Coco Digital (2 episodes, 2010-2015)
Jamie Battista .... stage manager (2 episodes, 2011)
Austin Miller .... digital production intern (2 episodes, 2013)
Katie Terra .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
Chris Savage .... utility (2 episodes, 2015)
John Straminski .... utility (2 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Thanks
Jonathan Olivo .... special thanks (1 episode, 2013)
 

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7 out of 126 people found the following review useful.
Not entertaining and lame, no improvement at all., 5 August 2011
Author: eastcoastguyz

Lorne Michaels has a novel marketing idea. Put a guy on TV who has never been seen by the public, and he promoted the first Conan show exactly like this. Michaels set very low expectations including having Conan seen riding a bicycle in New York street traffic. It got so, when you didn't know what was part of the act of lowered expectations, and when he simply wasn't able to delivery on a funny and entertaining show left to him by David Letterman when went to CBS. Conan tried a few skits, mostly immature high school level comedy that never hit it's mark. If you stayed up that late in those days you had little choice to watch anything on TV except Conan. Each time, you always hoped it would turn into the show which David Letterman left behind, but it never did.

After Letterman left NBC, NBC never recovered from the embarrassment and the loss in revenue from it. In a very typical brilliant agent move, Conan demanded the Tonight Show from Leno to take it in 5 years or he too would leave the network just like Letterman did. The execs at NBC went into a panic and agreed to this, simply not to repeat their mistakes of the past. It was entirely a bad move though. Conan was no David Letterman, and most certainly never for an instant had earned a chance at the Tonight Show. But the execs at NBC couldn't back out on it now. Conan took over and the ratings simply fell, and so did advertising revenue and for the first time since the history of the Tonight Show it was losing money.

Not wanting to look like they have had a huge mistake, they decided to move Conan back to his old time slot and have Leno take over the 11:35 PM time slot. The had writing was on the wall, Conan was in trouble and he knew it. He had no place else to go. In order to safe face Conan came up with a story which slackers could related to that he was leaving the Tonight Show. Of course, he was doing so with millions of dollars in his pocket. The poor staff who left their homes, friends and families in New York City area followed him to the the West Coast only to find themselves out of a job. While getting a typical severance agreement for the employees not unlike any larger corporate employer would offer, they were still out of work and very soon.

TBS had nothing to lose. They were mostly a forgotten network amongst the sea of thousands of cable channels. It was worth it for them to pay whatever small amount they came up with for Conan to do a show there, just to get the publicity and remind the public that TBS was still there. Even if Conan failed, it would take a while and meanwhile they would attract a new audience to watch the other shows on their cable channel.

The TBS show is the same lame attempt at entertainment that Conan had been doing for years which led to his failure on the Tonight Show. When experienced producers and advisors tried to help Conan do the Tonight Show properly, he refused their help thinking he knew better. He ignored the sound advice of seasoned professionals.

For those high schoolers who enjoyed Conan, they should set their DVRs up to watch the show now before it too fades away without notice.

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