Conan O'Brien Taking Late-Night Show to Cable

Premiering in November, his show will be the lead-in to Lopez Tonight on TBS

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Conan O’Brien has emerged from the late-night war with Jay Leno at NBC with a new show beginning in November on TBS.

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,” O’Brien said in a statement.

On his Twitter page, he joked: “The good news: I will be doing a show on TBS starting in November! The bad news: I’ll be playing Rudy on the all new Cosby Show.

His new show will air Monday through Thursday at 11 p.m., taking the current slot of George Lopez’s show Lopez Tonight, which will then move to midnight.

The comedian begins his 30-city North American comedy tour – dubbed the The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour – Monday night in Eugene, Ore.

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