Conan

Don’t miss international action / drama star Maggie Q (NIKITA), appearing on CONAN, Thursday May 12, 12 p.m. ET/PT.

Maggie Q is best known for playing the title role in NIKITA. As a sexy spy/assassin for a top secret U.S. government agency, Nikita ultimately rebels against the system that created her.

The Season 1 Finale of NIKITA, “Pandora” airs Thursday May 12 at 9 p.m. ET on /A\ (and at 10 p.m. AT on /A\ Atlantic and 10 p.m. MT on ACCESS) and Sunday May 15, 8 p.m. ET on SPACE.

In an explosive season finale, Percy (Xander Berkeley) makes a move to take over the CIA, Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) goes rogue, and Michael (Shane West) gets trapped inside Division making him unable to help Nikita (Maggie Q), who may have to pay with her life for helping Alex.

Canadian Comedian, Jon Dore, will make his first appearance on Late Night American TV with a key visit to tonight’s Conan show. Jon will have a perform a stand-up routine for Conan’s faithful audience, no sit down interview.

You may remember Jon from his stint on the first couple of seasons of Canadian Idol. From there he parlayed his success into his own show on the Comedy Network called the Jon Dore Television show. It lasted two seasons. Shortly after filming the season finale (which would become series) Jon moved to LA to try his act on the comedy circuit.

Since moving to LA he secured a guest-starring role as a zoo keeper on How I Met Your Mother.

Team Coco in Canada is celebrating today as last night’s premiere of CONAN hit a homerun on The Comedy Network and CTV.

The highly anticipated debut clocked in with 171,000 viewers at midnight on The Comedy Network and 302,000 viewers at 1 a.m. ET on CTV, boosting the respective timeslots by 176% on The Comedy Network and by 160% on CTV at 1 a.m.*

The debut episode was the #1 program among all late-night talk shows in Canada last night with all key demos, and was #2 behind CTV’s THE DAILY SHOW (336,000) among total viewers. A closer look at preliminary overnight data reveals that:

· Nearly a million people (931,000) watched some part of the broadcast on either The Comedy Network or CTV.

· On The Comedy Network, CONAN won its timeslot as the #1 program for total viewers, A18-49, and A25-54 among all Canadian English non-sports specialty channels.

· CONAN delivered the youngest average age of viewers for late-night talk shows in Canada last night.

· In Toronto, Canada’s largest television market, CONAN delivered 39% more viewers than JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! (CH), 79% more viewers than GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS TONIGHT (CBC), and 115% more viewers than LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN (OMNI1).

Conan airs Mondays – Thursdays, at 12 midnight ET/PT on The Comedy Network and at 1 a.m. ET on CTV (visit thecomedynetwork.ca and CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). New episodes of CONAN are available on demand the day following their television broadcast, exclusively on thecomedynetwork.ca and CTV.ca.

 

Upcoming guests on CONAN:

·         Tuesday, Nov. 9 – Tom Hanks, Jack McBrayer and musical guest Soundgarden

·         Wednesday, Nov. 10 – Jon Hamm, Charlyne Yi and musical guest Fistful of Mercy

·         Thursday, Nov. 11 – Michael Cera, Julie Bowen and comedian Jon Dore

The Comedy Network presents a triple play of television’s funniest late-night comedies, Monday – Thursday, when CONAN joins THE DAILY SHOW and THE COLBERT REPORT beginning Monday, November 8.

THE DAILY SHOW and THE COLBERT REPORT air at 11 p.m. ET/PT and at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, respectively, followed by CONAN at 12 midnight. It all adds up to a compelling and hilarious, two-hour, late-night comedy block on The Comedy Network.

For night owls who just can’t get enough, the same two-hour block airs Monday-Thursday on CTV, beginning at 12 midnight (visit thecomedynetwork.ca and CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).  

New episodes of THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, THE COLBERT REPORT, and CONAN are available on demand the day following their television broadcast, exclusively on thecomedynetwork.ca and CTV.ca. 

The Comedy Network & CTV Late-Night Comedy Block:

* Monday-Thursday

The Comedy Network:

11 p.m. ET/PT: THE DAILY SHOW *beginning Nov. 1*

11:30 p.m. ET/PT: THE COLBERT REPORT *beginning Nov. 1*

12 midnight: CONAN *SERIES PREMIERE Nov. 8*  

 

CTV: 

12 midnight: THE DAILY SHOW

12:30 a.m. ET: THE COLBERT REPORT

1 a.m. ET: CONAN *SERIES PREMIERE Nov. 8*    

He had a show. Then he had a different show. Now, The Comedy Network and CTV bring Coco back to Canada, as Conan O’Brien’s new late-night series, CONAN, premieres November 8. Airing Mondays – Thursdays, the hotly anticipated 60-minute series airs at 11 p.m. ET/PT on The Comedy Network and at 1 a.m. ET on CTV (visit thecomedynetwork.ca and CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

New episodes of CONAN are available on demand the day following their television broadcast, exclusively on thecomedynetwork.ca and CTV.ca.

“According to NAFTA, since Canada gave us Justin Bieber, we owe Canada me,” said O’Brien. “Everybody wins!”

“Canadians have always had a special appreciation for Conan, and Conan for Canada,” said Susanne Boyce, CTV’s President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “The arrival of CONAN sets up an unbeatable late-night lineup for both CTV and The Comedy Network.”

CONAN kicks off its inaugural week with a hot celeb line-up including Tom Hanks, Jon Hamm and Canada’s own Seth Rogen, Michael Cera and Jon Dore. Musical guests include rock powerhouses Jack White and Soundgarden among others.

Here is the breakdown of special guests, rare performances and longtime friends of O’Brien featured in the first week of CONAN:

·         Monday, Nov. 8 – First Guest Poll winner, Seth Rogen and musical guest Jack White

·         Tuesday, Nov. 9 – Tom Hanks, Jack McBrayer and musical guest Soundgarden

·         Wednesday, Nov. 10 – Jon Hamm, Charlyne Yi and musical guest Fistful of Mercy

·         Thursday, Nov. 11 – Michael Cera, Julie Bowen and comedian Jon Dore

Fans pumped about the arrival of O’Brien’s new series can stay on top of all things CONAN by checking in regularly with teamcoco.com for updates, breaking news and mind-blowing …err…car-blowing videos. Fans are also encouraged to ask Conan questions directly on his Team Coco Facebook page. Selected questions will be answered by Conan via YouTube!

With just 17 days before the premiere, Team Coco is rounding into form. Last week, it was announced that O’Brien and Andy Richter are teaming up again, reuniting one of the longest-running duos in late-night television.

“I’m thrilled to be going back to work with Conan, and very excited to start a whole new venture,” said Richter. “However, I am mostly looking forward to getting out of the house again.”

“This decision was made without my authority,” added O’Brien. “I will get to the bottom of this.”

It has also been announced that Jimmy Vivino — former associate music director, arranger, guitarist and vocalist for THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH CONAN O’BRIEN and LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O’BRIEN — will serve as band leader for CONAN, accompanied by The Basic Cable Band: Scott Healy (keyboards), Mike Merritt (bass), Mark Pender (trumpet), Richie “LaBamba” Rosenberg (trombone), Jerry Vivino (saxophone, woodwinds and vocals) and James Wormworth (drums).

Also recently recruited is Allan Kartun as Director. Kartun previously directed THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH CONAN O’BRIEN, which earned him an Emmy® nomination earlier this year for Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series.