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NBC backs Fallon for Late Show
AZ - AZ, USA - NBC said comedian Jimmy Fallon is its top choice to succeed Conan O'Brien in 2009, when O'Brien is scheduled to replace Jay Leno as host of "The Tonight Show."

Marc Liepis, an NBC spokesman in New York, confirmed a report today on Broadcasting & Cable's Web site in which Rick Ludwin, executive vice president for late night programming, said Fallon is "at the top of our short list."

Ludwin declined an interview request.

NBC, a unit of Fairfield, Connecticut-based General Electric Co. and the leading network for late-night viewing, signed Fallon, a "Saturday Night Live" alumnus, to a contract earlier this year for
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Conan O'Brien Reveals 'Joker' Movie Photos of Jokermobile, Batman and More in New Sketch
The world has only gotten a small look at DC Films' Joker movie, but it looks like the project has already become the subject of parody. On a recent episode of Conan, Conan O'Brien spoke about the first official photo for Joker, which features Arthur ...

Hollywood Reporter

Conan O'Brien to Release Late-Night Archive Online
Hollywood Reporter
Conan O'Brien announced, in a video posted to the Team Coco YouTube channel on Thursday, that his complete late-night archive will become available online. "This is a very special day. Get this, 25 years ago today I made my first Late Night show," O ...

Conan O'Brien's First 'Late Night' Episode Still Stands Out As Punk Comedy Art
It's been one day past 25 years since Conan O'Brien introduced himself to TV audiences, replacing David Letterman as the host of NBC's Late Night in the 12:30AM timeslot that had been (and which has long continued to be, thanks, in large part, to Conan ...

Long Beach Press Telegram

Jerry Seinfeld, Samantha Bee, Conan O'Brien and more will join Will Ferrell at benefit event at Greek Theatre
Long Beach Press Telegram
The event will include appearances by Ferrell alongside his pals Jerry Seinfeld, Samantha Bee, James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O'Brien, Jim Jefferies, Michelle Wolf, Zooey Deschanel, Kumail Nanjiani and Jerrod Carmichael among others. Ferrell also ...


You Can Now Watch Conan O'Brien's First Episode 25 Years After The Show Aired
Thursday marked the 25th anniversary of Conan O'Brien's first TV host appearance back in 1993. Team Coco ― the official TBS YouTube channel for “Conan” ― has made that first episode available to watch in its entirety, so check it out above. A very ...

Ethan Hawke describes how he brutally rebuffed Independence Day role
Ethan Hawke has been telling the story about how he turned down the Will Smith role in Independence Day for years. Over time, however, it seems he has become more comfortable about it because on Monday night's Conan the Blaze director divulged his ...

Fast Company

Adobe's terrifying new AI turned me into a Conan O'Brien sex doll
Fast Company
Unfortunately, after testing Characterizer for myself, it appears that results may vary. Because the app turned me into a grotesque monster. At best, I looked something like the late president Ronald Reagan. And at worst . . . Conan O'Brien meets an ...


Conan O'Brien celebrates 25th anniversary as late-night host
Conan O'Brien is marking 25 years since his debut as the host of Late Night on NBC by announcing the release of a digital archive of every Late Night show. Since his debut in 1993, O'Brien has hosted over 4,000 episodes of late night talk shows, “9 of ...

Brooklyn Vegan

Conan O'Brien launching online archive of classic 'Late Night' (watch his NBC debut)
Brooklyn Vegan
There's a lot going on in Conan O'Brien's world. Starting in January there are big changes coming to his TBS show: it's only going to be a half an hour, will focus even on comedy, and that means, sadly, no more musical guests. “Since I inherited my ...

New York Times

Conan O'Brien's Unrequited Fanboy Love for Robert Caro
New York Times
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Conan O'Brien, the longest tenured late-night TV host, has had them all in his 25 years on the air. Oscar winners. Hall of Famers. Bowie, Springsteen, McCartney. But there's one person who keeps saying no — someone whose ...
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