Conan to host Carson On TCM series

Conan O’Brien is set to host a new series on TCM – his current talk show airs on TCM’s sister channel TBS.

The new series Carson On TCM will showcase the best of Johnny Carson’s Hollywood interviews from his time as host of NBC’s The Tonight Show.

Carson On TCM will begin on the 1st July with a Drew Barrymore interview from 1982. Other interviews to be featured throughout the series include Kirk Douglas, Mary Tyler Moore, Doris Day, Charlton Heston, Tony Curtis, Ronald Reagan, Robin Williams, Mel Brooks, Bette Davis, Fred Astaire, Henry Fonda and Elizabeth Taylor.

Deadline.com – “Conan O’Brien To Host ‘Carson On TCM’”

Conan at the White House correspondents’ dinner

Conan O’Brien gave a speech at this year’s White House correspondents’ dinner to President Obama and his guests.

Watch Conan’s speech in full below:

Conan renewed by TBS

TBS have renewed Conan for a further year putting it on air through 2015.

The previous deal had the show expiring April 2014 so this now adds an extra year to the agreement.

Conan O’Brien’s basic cable talk show has been averaging almost 1 million viewers per episode and particularly grabs the younger audience which TBS have been striving for.

EW.com quotes Michael Wright – president & head of programming for TBS – “Conan and his colleagues at Team Coco have gone far beyond that by making Conan the top late-night brand in the digital arena. We are proud to extend our relationship with Conan as he continues to forge the future of late night”.

Inside TV – EW.com – “Safe: Conan O’Brien’s talk show renewed”

Conan O’Brien interview on the Late Show

Conan O’Brien stopped by the Ed Sullivan Theatre in May. He talked to Dave about his TBS talk show amongst other things.

Conan hasn’t been interviewed by Dave since the whole debacle of The Tonight Show and Leno reclaiming the host spot on that programme.

Watch the interview in full: