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chubigans
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(04-12-2010, 07:37 PM)
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So Conan just signed a deal with TBS to do a late night show starting in November. But what I really found interesting was this piece of news (new to me, sorry if old)...

A lot of showbiz reporters got it wrong about where Conan would land. They were fixated on Fox and assumed he would only go to a network. But the fact is that, from the very beginning, Team Conan (including his exec producer Jeff Ross, and WME's Rick Rosen and Ari Emanuel, and manager Gavin Palone), were thinking way outside the network box. For instance, there were discussions with Microsoft about an XBox deal for Conan's show that would have broken new ground. And yes, discussions took place with Fox. "But TBS was far more aggressive from the very beginning. They wooed him hard," one insider tells me. "And Conan was incredibly impressed by executives there." Team Conan also liked the strong lead-in of Family Guy and The Office, as well as the prospect that on cable he could have "more freedom to be creatively more exciting," a source tells me. "And then George [Lopez] called Conan and convinced him to do it."

http://www.deadline.com/2010/04/cona...akes-tbs-deal/

I wonder what Microsoft had in mind exactly for Conan. After watching the 8-episode season of the Tester, I'm kinda liking the idea of original programming on consoles. Anyone else think the same?

edit- though the idea of Conan resorting to an original show on XBL or any other console marketplace seems depressing to me. :p
threenote
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(04-12-2010, 07:38 PM)
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LOL
DJ Lushious
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(04-12-2010, 07:38 PM)
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Conan Tweeted he was going to TBS about an hour ago. I was just waiting to see the expanded news. As a rooftop antenna owner, I'd much rather see Conan on Xbox Live. :D
shwimpy
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(04-12-2010, 07:39 PM)
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:lol :lol :lol

Oh man...
mikespit1200
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(04-12-2010, 07:41 PM)
New show character = The Masterbating Major Nelson.
Ninja Kn1ght
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(04-12-2010, 07:41 PM)
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Compared to TBS, XBL doesn't seem so bad!
a Master Ninja
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(04-12-2010, 07:41 PM)
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I have no idea how they could have made it work, but I would have watched it.
Wario64
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(04-12-2010, 07:42 PM)
Conan should have been the new host for The Tester.
Apoc29
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(04-12-2010, 07:43 PM)
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Conan should be new host of 1 vs. 100 Live.
Safe Bet
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(04-12-2010, 07:49 PM)
A free, downloadable, ad-supported show would have been better.

Maybe...


Originally Posted by Apoc29

Conan should be new host of 1 vs. 100 Live.

I'm sure I'm not the first to think about this, but...

That "game" is pointing the way to something very very very big.

Hint: Think Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Rad-
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(04-12-2010, 07:50 PM)
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New show character = The Masterbating Major Nelson.

bathala
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(04-12-2010, 07:58 PM)
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a show using the avatars and written by Conan (and his writers)
make it a 5-10 min clips
yankeehater
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(04-12-2010, 08:00 PM)
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I think he would have gotten way more viewers on XBL if it was a free ad supported show. Leno and Letterman only get like 2.5 million viewers on a good night, I believe. Conan would have crushed that. To bad he picked TBS instead.
ZombieSupaStar
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(04-12-2010, 08:08 PM)
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does this mean no more george lopez?! thank god!
DevilWillcry
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(04-12-2010, 08:11 PM)
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That's a pretty random idea.
Pho Antagonist
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(04-12-2010, 08:13 PM)
Probably would've been a replacement host for their other show ,PC Hook- UP.

It was good while it was on, but hardly anyone watched it. Microsoft even had it up on XBL for free for a couple of episodes but they deleted the showpage and the episodes off of XBL before the end of it's run.
Last edited by Pho Antagonist; 04-12-2010 at 08:16 PM.
Struct09
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(04-12-2010, 08:13 PM)
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That would have been pretty cool. The 1080p streaming on XBL (Zune) Marketplace works really well.
Ninja Kn1ght
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(04-12-2010, 08:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by ZombieSupaStar

does this mean no more george lopez?! thank god!

He's on before Lopez.
CO_Andy
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(04-12-2010, 08:18 PM)
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Leno is already on 360. What more do you need?
thetrin
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(04-12-2010, 08:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by CO_Andy

Leno is already on 360. What more do you need?

*cry*
JWong
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(04-12-2010, 08:36 PM)
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This is about as good of an idea as their Jerry Seinfeld commercials.
riceandbeans
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(04-12-2010, 08:36 PM)
Makes sense Lopez would want Conan on TBS. Better ratings for him now with someone like Conan a timeslot before. Only saw one episode of Lopez Tonight, it was alright. His standup was a little weak, but it beats Jimmy Fallon's shitty and awkward Late Night.
Stabby McSter
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(04-12-2010, 08:40 PM)
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Well, fuck. I only have the antenna channels. How am I gonna watch Conan now? :(
Shig
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(04-12-2010, 08:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stabby McSter

Well, fuck. I only have the antenna channels. How am I gonna watch Conan now? :(

Legend tells of a mystical place called "New Internetshire."
chubigans
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(04-12-2010, 10:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by ZombieSupaStar

does this mean no more george lopez?! thank god!

If only. :(
Lunchbox
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(04-12-2010, 10:11 PM)
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why not, i would watch 5-10 mins clips on the dashboard

could be worse, they couldve told him to host a game show with "hardcore gamerz" who are competing to be a tester
Tieno
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(04-12-2010, 10:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by chubigans

After watching the 8-episode season of the Tester,

Ok...

I'm kinda liking the idea of original programming on consoles. Anyone else think the same?

Wtf, are you serious? It looks horrendous.
twinturbo2
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(04-12-2010, 10:12 PM)
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TBS?

wat

I guess the Fox affiliates refused to give up their precious Seinfeld reruns at 11 PM.
Dr. Zoidberg
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(04-13-2010, 12:51 AM)
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TBS?

Does that mean that Conan will be delayed or skipped if the Braves game runs long?
Mikhal
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(04-13-2010, 12:56 AM)
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I've been wanting Microsoft to expand their Xbox Live Primetime lineup beyond 1 vs. 100. Live Conan would have been pretty cool.
Anony
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(04-13-2010, 12:59 AM)
tbs? the hell?

i dont see how this is going to work out

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