Conan O’Brien said he’s ready to get back on television with Time Warner Inc. ’s TBS cable network after being ousted as host of NBC’s “Tonight Show” four months ago.
Conan O’Brien , who left NBC’s “The Tonight Show” in January, attracted 4.16 million viewers in his return to late-night television on TBS, beating Jay Leno on NBC and David Letterman on CBS.
Conan O’Brien told CBS’s “60 Minutes” he wouldn’t have taken back the “Tonight Show” as Jay Leno did six months after giving it up.
CBS is considering hiring a woman for “The Late Late Show” as the TV network weighs a complete remodeling of its programming for night owls.
NBC’s decision to hand off stewardship of “The Tonight Show,” the most popular late-night program, highlights the dilemma facing all of the major networks: shrinking audiences for broadcast TV.
President Barack Obama, addressing an audience of Washington journalists and Hollywood celebrities at a ritual annual dinner, spared no jokes about himself.
Time Warner Inc .’s biggest cable channels, TBS and TNT, are spending more on original TV series and paying for marquee names like Conan O’Brien to drive ratings at the unit that now accounts for most of the company’s profit.