Last night, Conan O’Brien returned to late night TV for the first time since his acrimonious departure from NBC in January. The debut episode of his new TBS show, “Conan,” was a hit with higher ratings than Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show,” Dave Letterman’s “Late Show,” “The Daily Show,” and “The Colbert Report.” Read More
Ever since the internet tried to save his job, Conan O’Brien — or Coco, as the Web knows him — has been eager to return the favor.
Coco and company have become rabid user of trendy social sites like Tumblr and Twitter. They’ve dropped more than a few viral videos.
But starting at 1pm today, Read More
Nights grow cool. Leaves begin to turn. Fall is here and with it comes a shower of random web items, stuff you may want to know even if you don’t want to use it. First and foremost we’re discussing doing something terrible with robots. Then we’ll explore the dark recesses of an artist’s mysterious love-hate Read More
Welcome to the second installment of OBSERVER.COM’s lunchtime rundown of the juicy (or at least pleasantly moist) stuff you may have missed on the Web.
1. Conan O’Brien’s New Show Has a Surprising Title
The towering ginger ninja of comedy has been sequestered with his writers and the execs at TBS and after Read More
5 Fearless Emmy Predictions: Glee, Amy Poehler and More! Read More
Other than gawking at someone with an iPad yesterday, The Observer spent more than hour in McCarren Park yesterday discussing this week’s cover story in the Times Magazine about M.I.A. This doesn’t happen all the time! The Times Magazine is, sometimes, an easy thing to ignore.
And it made us Read More
Community Board No. 1 backs Muslim center at ground zero. [NYT]
Conan sells his Central Park West penthouse. [NYDN]
Wired releases much-ballyhooed iPad app. [NYT]
Peru frees New Yorker after 14 years. [NYT]
Would-be subway hero flees the scene at Union Read More
Last night on 60 Minutes, Conan O’Brien talked to Steve Kroft about what it was like to lose The Tonight Show to Jay Leno.
“I went through some stuff,” said Mr. O’Brien. “And I got very depressed at times. It was like a marriage breaking up suddenly, violently, quickly. And I was just trying to Read More
Coco 'a Gogo
On Sunday night, 60 Minutes will air the first major TV interview with Conan O’Brien since he left NBC.
Today, CBS News released a few tidbits from Mr. O’Brien’s interview with Steve Kroft.
At one point, Mr. O’Brien tells Mr. Kroft that (surprise, surprise) he would have handled the whole Tonight Show Read More
In the end, there will be no masturbating bear for Rupert Murdoch.
Today, Conan O’Brien surprised the people of earth, announcing on Twitter that he was rejoining late-night television not with Mr. Murdoch’s Fox network, as long expected, but with the cable comedy outfit TBS.
According to Turner’s press release, Mr. O’Brien’s new Read More