• Conan Obrien Legally Prohibited From Being Funny Show, Basic Cable

    April 18, 2010 7:24 pm 3 comments
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  • God has made his displeasure with Conan O’brien known, as he has kicked him off standard broadcast and into basic cable.

    Our friends at dimewars.com report on Conan’s fall for being an Irish blight upon America.

    Late night talk show host Conan O’Brien’s new gig as host of his own show on TBS has got the pop culture pundits about Conan’s ability to draw A-listers to his new set. For almost every talk show host, A-list guests is means that they use to set themselves apart from its competition. While hosting “The Tonight Show,” Conan O’Brien didn’t always draw strong ratings among TV’s insomniacs, but he did collect a steady stream of pop culture luminaries, particularly among music acts and up-and-coming actors. With Conan O’Brien (who lost his NBC gig in January when the network returned prime-time washout Jay Leno to his former late-night slot) moving from a big network to cable television’s TBS, his viewership could slip dramatically, even with TBS pledging to promote Conan O’Brien’s November launch aggressively.

    One executive says that if “The Tonight Show” suffered from poor lead-ins from NBC’s anemic prime-time lineup, the situation will be even more dire at TBS, larded with reruns of shows such as “Seinfeld,” ” Family Guy” and “The Office.” Besides, did anyone notice that TBS already had a late night show hosted by George Lopez? Did Conan O’Brien just do the same thing that Jay Leno did to him?? Where’s the Team Coco outcry now?

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    Ashley DeHart Ashley DeHart-Lambert is currently a student of journalism who is active with her university's Greek Council, Volunteer Planning Committee and University Ministries.

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