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Conan O'Brien lands TBS late-night gig, tweets his joy

April 12, 2010 | 11:30 am

Conan-lectern Looks as if Team Coco has mucho cause for celebration this morning (remember, they're fond of Jameson) -- former "Tonight Show" host Conan O'Brien will be back on the air in November, doing his late-night thing on cable network TBS.

"In three months I've gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theater, and now I'm headed to basic cable," O'Brien said in a statement released by the network. "My plan is working perfectly."

O'Brien left his post at "The Tonight Show" in January after NBC reinstalled ex-host Jay Leno in its late-night schedule. 

Ever the funnyman, O'Brien took to Twitter on Monday after the announcement, writing, "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."

O'Brien will air before TBS' current late-night chatter, George Lopez. We wonder if Max Weinberg will join Conan as band leader?

-- Matt Donnelly

P.S.: Rudy's the one in pink.

Photo: Conan O'Brien at Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars" special in New York on April 13, 2008. Credit: Peter Kramer / Associated Press.

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