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Watch Conan O’Brien Return To Late Night Tonight on TBS!

Posted by on November 8, 2010 at 11:15 AM EST

conan o brienConan O’Brien is returning to late night with his brand new show Conan, which premieres tonight on TBS.

Tonight is a big night for late night television because it marks the official return of Conan O’Brien. Conan’s new talk show, simply titled Conan, airs at 11pm on TBS and should add some spice to the late night pot. This is the first time in his career that Conan will basically be taking on Letterman and Leno at the same time. Conan, however, also will have to go head-to-head with late night local news all over the country as well and Jon Stewart‘s very popular The Daily Show and Stephen Colbert and The Colbert Report. It is some stiff competition, but Conan seems up for the job and TBS seems to be willing to stick with him and let him develop an audience.

Conan O’Brien has been running a poll on his site to see who will be his very first guess. At this time it seems like it may be Arlene Wagner who is the curator of the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum. They have over 6,000 nutcrackers and rumors are Conan has booked her and that she is flying into LA over the weekend. After Arlene has shared her nutcrackers with Conan he will also have Seth Rogen, Lea Michele and music from Jack White. The rest of the first week will see guests such as Tom Hanks, Jon Hamm, Michael Cera, Soundgarden and Julie Bowen. He has booked Russell Brand, Harrison Ford, Kid Rock, Venus Williams and Rosario Dawson among others for his second week on the air.

There were questions swirling recently about his ability to take some of his signature characters with him to TBS. Some speculated that NBC would not let him take characters like the Masturbating Bear with him because they owned it. Conan O’ Brien believes they belong to him and said he would fight in court to get them if he had to. He even joked that he hoped they would end up in court because he wants to see the Masturbating Bear take the stand and hear a judge rule on who own it. He vowed to have the bear one way or another promising that he “will not be denied his Masturbating Bear!”

Conan seems ready to go, in fine form and now in a place where he will pretty much be allowed to do whatever he wants to do. I look forward to seeing how he does and I have a feeling he will be taking away some of Letterman and Leno’s audience. Even if he doesn’t I think he will do just fine on his own. Andy Richter is back at his side and all eyes are on him. I have a feeling he will deliver.

Watch Conan O’Brien return to late night with his brand new show, Conan which will premiere tonight at 11|10c on TBS.

Team Coco has put together this video of how to throw your own CONAN premiere party, enjoy:



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