Conan O’Brien’s hit TBS talk show is set to hit UK TV screens this summer for the first time.
The talk show ‘Conan’ had been broadcast on Irish TV previously (on 3e) but has never aired on any UK TV channel.
The programme will air on new free-to-air channel TruTV which will launch on Freeview, Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media. ‘Conan’ will begin on TruTV on the 4th August and will be shown Mondays to Thursdays at 11pm.
Conan O’Brien has released a statement:
“I’m very excited my show will appear in the UK because my sense of humour has been so inspired by the English – from Python and Black Adder to Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais and comedy legend Gordon Ramsay. I think my self-deprecating, improvisational style should fit well with the UK sensibility, and my pale, freckled skin will remind your viewers of either a dear old friend, or that irritating man in the pub who won’t stop singing Abba tunes”.
TruTV in the UK will be the sister channel to its US counterpart which originally launched as Court TV and is owned by Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner) – the same company that runs TBS which airs ‘Conan’ on basic cable in the US.
It’s been a while since Conan has been promoting a talk show to a UK/London audience: