Conan O’Brien announced this morning he and his TBS late-night show are heading back to New York City for the first time in six years. Conan will spend a week at Harlem’s Apollo Theater, October 31 – November 3, coinciding with the official start of his season. Conan last did his show from New York in 2010 at the Beacon Theatre; Jimmy Fallon was among his guests.
No other details mentioned but, these days, late-night shows proliferation can lead to traffic jams on the landscape, so programs like to plant their flags in a week as soon as possible.
Conan’s also returning to Comic-Con International in San Diego in July, marking his second year at the convention, after becoming the first late-night host ever to brave that event with live shows last summer.
His trip to South Korea is being telecast his coming Saturday at 11 PM ET; last year, he made headlines as the first American late-night host to shoot in Cuba in half a century. That trip stands as his most-watched destination special; it was checked out by 3.7 million viewers, not far behind the 4.2 million who’d caught the unveiling of his series when it premiered on November 8, 2010, marking his return to television after leaving NBC’s Tonight Show. In November, he became the first American late-night personality ever to host a show from Armenia.
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