It's the Leno push for George Lopez
Will TBS give Conan O'Brien the Samantha treatment?
TBS, the channel that has to remind you that its shows are, in fact, "very funny," will soon have a legitimate funnyman on its roster: Conan O'Brien. (George Lopez does not count.)
O'Brien, who was widely thought to be working out a deal with Fox, will join TBS instead for a late-night talk show beginning in November. The show will air at 10 p.m. (CST), booting Lopez to 11 p.m., sort of like Jay Leno's return would have booted Conan to later in the night. You know, the move that outraged Conan and caused him to stalk away from NBC.
I wonder if TBS will do to Conan's edgy comedy what they did to Sex and the City — the series is so diluted for decency that you rarely hear from Samantha, and Big's famous "absofuckinglutely" is a privilege restricted to those that bought the series on DVD.
Guess we won't be witnessing the return of the Masturbating Bear. Either way, we're glad to have our ginger back.
O'Brien said of his move: “In three months I’ve gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I’m headed to basic cable. My plan is working perfectly.”
Welcome back, CoCo.