Conan finale in Oz
The final episode of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien can be seen on the Comedy Channel.
Conan O’Brien is so keen to go out with a bang that his show on Wednesday (to air in Australian on Thursday) contained content that impacted on music rights. The inclusion of the Rolling Stone’s “Satisfaction” prompted NBC to contact all broadcasters outside of the USA to advise that the scheduled episode was to be withdrawn and must not be aired.
The Comedy Channel was contractually obliged to follow suit and aired a repeat episode in its place.
The final episode of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien airs on Friday (US) and can be seen this Monday at 10.30pm and repeated on Thursday January 28 at 7.30pm on The Comedy Channel.
Several networks are said to be interested in O’Brien including FOX, FX, USA, TNT/TBS, Comedy Central, HBO and Showtime. His deal allows him to resume on air from September 1st. Characters created by O’Brien on Late Night and Tonight are owned by NBC.
Meanwhile, a short term programming change takes effect to Comedy Channel weeknights from Wednesday January 28 to Monday February 1 as follows:
10.30pm Saturday Night Live
11.15pm Jimmy Kimmel Live! (off satellite)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Late Show with David Letterman are on USA hiatus next week and will be back in the schedule when they recommence Tuesday February 2, 2010:
10:30PM – Late Show With David Letterman
11:15PM – Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
12AM – Jimmy Kimmel Live!
(all off satellite)
The Jay Leno Show contines at 7.30pm until it reaches its final episode on Friday Feb 12.
The schedule for March is currently being revised.
That is all…