Conan

(2010)

Conan is an American late-night talk show airing each Monday through Thursday on TBS in the United States. The hour-long show premiered on November 8, 2010, and is hosted by writer, comedian and performer Conan O'Brien. The program's host previously starred on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien for 16 years, then presented The Tonight Show for seven months until Jay Leno's return to his version of The Tonight Show due to the 2010 Tonight Show conflict.

Describing itself as a traditional late-night talk show, Conan draws its comedy from recent news stories, political figures and prominent celebrities, as well as aspects of the show itself. The show typically opens with a monologue from Conan O'Brien relating to recent headlines and frequently features exchanges with his sidekick, Andy Richter, and members of the audience. The next segment is devoted to a celebrity interview, with guests ranging from actors and musicians to media personalities and political figures. The show then closes with either a musical or comedy performance.

In January 2010, after The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien had been on the air for seven months, it was announced that NBC intended to move Jay Leno from primetime back to his original timeslot, with O'Brien's show starting shortly after midnight. Following a brief conflict, NBC announced that they had paid $45 million to buy out O'Brien's contract, ending his relationship with the network. Months after his official leave, O'Brien went on a comedy tour called The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour, which was largely inspired by the outpouring of support for O'Brien on the Internet during the conflict. It was announced on the first day of the tour that O'Brien would be joining TBS in November.

On TBS, Conan airs Mondays through Thursdays beginning at 11:00 p.m. eastern time, and is immediately followed by reruns of The Office. The show had been followed by comedian George Lopez's talk show, Lopez Tonight, until its final episode on August 11, 2011. Comedian and actor Andy Richter continues his role as sidekick to O'Brien, and as the show's announcer. Conan's long-time house band continues with the host under the new moniker Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band, with Max Weinberg being replaced as bandleader by guitarist Jimmy Vivino and as drummer by regular substitute James Wormworth, both of whom regularly substituted for Weinberg during his brief departures.

‘Deadpool’ Shows Up in ‘Fantastic Four’ Extended Preview

‘Deadpool’ Shows Up in ‘Fantastic Four’ Extended Preview

It's official. If you see Fantastic Four this weekend, Ryan Reynolds promises that he'll throw in the Deadpool trailer for free. But you don't have to wait until Friday to see the first footage from this highly anticipated Marvel superhero adventure. The Red Band trailer is debuting in just a few short hours! If you want to wait and see it on the big screen, then you better get your Fantastic Four ticket locked down right now. Though it should be noted, the theatrical version is all-ages and won't be packing as much blood, guts and ammo.

Many have been wondering how Conan will get away with showing the new Deadpool red band trailer in tact. It promises to be very similar to the one that debuted at Comic-Con, which is full of violence, gore and foul language. Well, we now have your answer! Conan is debuting the first trailer for 20th Century Fox's upcoming film Deadpool in all it's wicked, blood-drenched glory! Marvel Comics' most unconventional anti-hero doesn't hold back, so Conan has changed the show's rating to TV-MA for the night to show this trailer on-air! You better scrub out your eyeballs and get ready for the Deadpool trailer to premiere on Conan tonight at 11pmET/8pmPT. It promises to be EPIC!

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‘Conan’ Changes Rating for ‘Deadpool’ Trailer Premiere

‘Conan’ Changes Rating for ‘Deadpool’ Trailer Premiere

Many have been wondering how Conan will get away with showing the new Deadpool red band trailer in tact. It promises to be very similar to the one that debuted at Comic-Con, which is full of violence, gore and foul language. Well, we now have your answer!

Conan is debuting the first trailer for 20th Century Fox's upcoming film Deadpool in all it's wicked, blood-drenched glory! Marvel Comics' most unconventional anti-hero doesn't hold back, so Conan has changed the show's rating to TV-MA for the night to show this trailer on-air! You better scrub out your eyeballs and get ready for the Deadpool trailer to premiere on Conan tomorrow at 11pmET/8pmPT. It promises to be EPIC!

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Watch Van Damme Recreate ‘Kickboxer’ Dance on Conan

Watch Van Damme Recreate ‘Kickboxer’ Dance on Conan

This Friday, Jean-Claude Van Damme reruns to the big screen in his latest action epic Pound of Flesh. And in a move to promote the movie, he made an appearance on last night's Conan. It was here that the host convinced the action icon and living legend to recreate one of his most infamous scenes. Yes, that's right! Wearing dark sunglasses and a ball cap as if in incognito, Jean-Claude Van Damme busted out his dance moves from the 1989 classic Kickboxer.

What many people forget or do not realize is that before he was a black belt karate and bodybuilding champion, Jean-Claude Van Damme was a classically trained ballerina who studied ballet for more than 5 years. He put those skills to good use in his breakout role as Kurt Sloane in Kickboxer, which brought the star to acclaim, and made him on of the biggest action mainstays of the 1990s. While Kurt's main goal in the movie was to learn the ancient art of Muay Thai to avenge his brother, he had time to break out a dance that would be remembered in the annals of cult film history forever.

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Harrison Ford Reveals ‘Star Wars 7’ Details for $1000 Bucks

Harrison Ford Reveals ‘Star Wars 7’ Details for $1000 Bucks

The actor gladly takes Conan O'Brien's money, offering more of what we already know in a hidden jab at Disney's D23.

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The actor arrives in full-costume to confirm that Paramount has given the greenlight to this long gestating sequel.

TBS Cancels ‘Lopez Tonight’

Some blame a poor rating lead-in from ‘Conan’ as the reason for the 2-year-old show's sudden demise.

TNT and TBS Announce Development Slate

‘The Closer’ will be spun off into a new series entitled ‘Major Crimes’, while Conan O'Brien will take his late-night show on the road next year.

‘Conan’ Debuts with 4.1 Million Viewers

Conan O'Brien's new TBS late-night show topped all late-night shows on either broadcast or cable TV last night.