In another win for Team Coco, TBS has extended "Conan" through November 2015.
The renewal keeps Conan O'Brien in place on the cable network which he joined in November 2010, after he left NBC's "Tonight Show" and Jay Leno returned as its as host. If the reports turn out to be true, and NBC doeswith Jimmy Fallon by next fall on the "Tonight Show," then O'Brien will have kept his current show at least a year longer than Leno will keep his. Win number 2 for Team Coco?
"When we invited Conan O'Brien to come to TBS, we knew he would bring with him a passionately loyal following of young adults," said Michael Wright, president and head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies.
Andy Richter will also keep his post as the announcer for "Conan."
"Conan and his colleagues at Team Coco have gone far beyond that by making 'Conan' the top late-night brand in the digital arena. We are proud to extend our relationship with Conan as he continues to forge the future of late night," Wright added. "I just wish we didn't decide to tell him on April Fools' Day."
See, even network execs can be "very funny."