May 8, 2012 |
There Metta World Peace sat, yucking it up on Conan O'Brien's TBS show Monday night. He had planned for this appearance two weeks ago, but he figured it might be bad timing to appear on a late-night comedy show. After all, World Peace had just earned a seven-game suspension for throwing a vicious elbow at Oklahoma City guard James Harden. Since that time, World Peace has endlessly watched the replay in which he cocked his arm before elbowing Harden and giving him a concussion.
September 11, 2011 |
Star Wars: The Complete Saga 20th Century Fox Blu-ray, $139.99 A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away, George Lucas launched a sci-fi series that won legions of fans for its ingenuity and personality. And ever since — or so it seems — Lucas has been working overtime to make those fans angry. Now out on Blu-ray, the six-film "Star Wars" saga has been tinkered with yet again by Lucas, with re-done effects and enhancements making the series even less like what people loved so much in the late '70s and early '80s.
August 11, 2011 |
TBS asked comedian George Lopez to move his noisy and hip late-night program again — this time off the network. Last year "Lopez Tonight" became an unwitting player in a late-night domino game when TBS pushed back the talk show an hour later than originally planned to make room for Conan O'Brien — who had been shoved off his late night perch at NBC. On Wednesday, the cable network announced Thursday's show would be the last one. ...
June 24, 2011
'Conan O'Brien Can't Stop' MPAA rating: R for language Running time: 1 hour, 29 minutes Playing: At Landmark Regent, Westwood
May 18, 2011 |
Time Warner's cable network unit Turner Broadcasting, parent of TBS, TNT and Cartoon Network, announced new shows to advertisers Wednesday morning. Among the new shows are: "Major Crimes," starring Mary McDonnell, which premieres on TNT after the series finale of "The Closer" early next year. Also new is a mystery movie lineup on Tuesday nights from a host of bestselling crime authors. Among the works and writers slated for the new movie slot are: Scott Turow's "Innocent," Richard North Patterson's "Silent Witness," Sandra Brown's "Ricochet," Lisa Gardner's "Hide," April Smith's "Good Morning, Killer," and Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark's "Deck the Halls.
May 13, 2011 |
Jimmy Pardo, the official warm up guy for Conan O'Brien, may be the funniest man averse to jokes. He doesn't write them; he rarely tells them. And that translates as hilarious to audiences. Call him the crowd whisperer. Instead of using crafted material to liven up the crowd before Conan tapings, Pardo simply shows up and riffs, loosely, with the audience — that's his thing. His stand-up routine at clubs is just as unstructured, akin to "one-man improv," he says, and is drawing comparisons to Don Rickles and Robin Williams.
November 28, 2010 |
Now that Conan O'Brien has come to rest, presumably for more than seven months, as the host of a TBS talk show, it seems like a good time to take another look at the person who replaced him, and I don't mean Jay Leno. One year and nine months ago Jimmy Fallon ? who, like O'Brien, was touched by the hand of Lorne, and I do mean Michaels ? followed O'Brien into the "Late Night" chair previously vacated by David Letterman. FOR THE RECORD: Jimmy Fallon: A headline on the cover of last Sunday's Calendar section referred to Jimmy Fallon's "Late Show.
November 9, 2010 |
Conan O'Brien's contractually mandated wandering in the wilderness that is Everything That Is Not Television came to an end Monday night with the premiere of his new TBS late-night show, " Conan. " Technically, it came to an end the previous week with a three-minute walk-on to new late-night neighbor George Lopez's "Lopez Tonight," which "Conan" has bumped to midnight; a sexy mock-sexy promo involving a garden hose; and an impressive American Express commercial in which O'Brien travels to India to buy, weave and dye the silk for the curtain for his new show.
November 6, 2010 |
As their new 11 p.m. TBS talk show gets ready to roll Monday, Conan O'Brien and his staff have started to learn how the other half lives. After 17 years at NBC, they're adjusting to cable-sized portions. "We have a lower budget for the show," Jeffrey Ross, executive producer of "Conan," said in an interview. "So unfortunately we couldn't bring everybody with us" from "The Tonight Show," where O'Brien was unceremoniously dumped and Jay Leno reinstalled as host earlier this year.