Chelsea Handler announced on her show last night that "Chelsea Lately" will be returning for 2 more years. Good news for E. Not so good news for Conan and TBS.
Chelsea has consistently been beating Conan for the past 6 months with big numbers, putting Conan in 3rd as "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart and "The Colbert Report" are also above Conan at the same time slot.
Chelsea had one year left on her deal and it looked like she was leaving, which seemed like it was going to take pressure off of Conan and TBS in 2012. Now, Chelsea will be on E! through 2014.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Better Kick Some Butt Conan.....
James Franco joked around with Conan O'Brien about making a porn documentary, or so we thought. James Franco is in San Francisco with a porn company doing research right now.
We are not sure if he is interviewing fluffers or what but he appears to be enamoured with the set and the details that go into making a porn movie. Wowsa. From doing daytime TV over movies, we sometimes wonder about Franco's business decision. Was he thinking about this while knocking out in class at NYU? We wonder.
It has been a while since a mainstream actor has crossed over into the porn world. Musicians and rappers do it all the time but Franco? I mean, I will watch it, but it's because I have to do it to report it to you guys. Yea, that's it!
We have a feeling more people would like to see James in front of the camera on a porn set instead of behind. Right?-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Planet Of The Double D's
I am not going to make you search for what NBC knew and TBS is just finding out about Conan. I am going to say it right now. Conan O'Brien is a better follower than a lead-in. The only thing saving Conan from being cancelled like "Lopez Tonight" is his ad buy rate and that he got nominated for an Emmy.
Conan is on cruise control and if he can shift into high gear, he will be getting cancelled this time next year. It is just how he was on "The Tonight Show" when he took over. Only after getting threatened by NBC to put Leno back did Conan switch into high gear and become funny. Now, he is back to his usual self, even shaving off his beard a couple of months ago.
I am not going to hate on Leno. Anyone with a brain should have known they gave him that 10 p.m. time slot just in case Coco couldn't do it. Why couldn't he see that? Just because an executive says you have a job doesn't mean you stop trying n act like you don't need to do anything but show up. You hear everything about Leno. He is unfunny. Safe. Old. Tired out. You never hear about his work ethic. He kills it. That is why "The Tonight Show" was back to number 1 as soon as Jay was put back in the seat.
Jimmy Fallon's success is mainly because Leno is a good lead-in for him. If NBC did not pull Conan when they did, it would have been Fallon getting cancelled and Lopez still on at 11 going strong. Conan sucks as a lead-in. George's ratings at 11 were fine but have him follow Conan at 12, Conan was losing 40% of the viewership before G.Lo even went on the air.
There was a reason last year when I said Fox should sign Conan to late night but bring "Lopez Tonight" to Fox and let George be the lead-in and Conan the follower. If TBS wasn't so hard for Conan and his demands, George would have been the 11 P.M. guy and Conan would have followed and they both would still have a job.
Conan was the man from 2002 til 2005. Almost 10 years ago. Jimmy Kimmel is edgier and that is saying something. Fallon tries harder . He stopped laughing at his own jokes and has that Leno lead-in. Bottom line; If Conan is better than Jay, he better start proving it already.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Team Coco? More Like Team No-No
We have been hearing about this for a week and TBS made it official this morning; they are cancelling "Lopez Tonight" and the last episode will be Thursday. We wonder how George Lopez feels about this.
We also wonder if Conan did not push "Lopez Tonight" to midnight if George would still be on the air.
TBS has been discussing cancelling "Lopez Tonight" for months. I was surprised last week when it was brought to my attention that TBS was leaning in that direction.
We will have more on this story later.
Diagnosis: Sold Out Or Sell Out?
Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever...a musical can?
Conan O'Brien took on "Spider-Man" the musical and aside from a cool entrance from "Doc Ock" it was rather cheesy...and funny.
I haven't see anything from the musical although reviews have been bad but ticket sales are doing somewhat well.
This clip might be better than the musical, which is not intended to be funny, but gives me the chuckles.
Not sure why Wonder Woman was there but he....I mean SHE was! Check out the clip above and let me know what you think.-Dr.FB
Conan O'Brien returned to late night...this time on basic cable.....last night.
The cold open was very funny and let you know what Conan has been doing for the past several months, as a clown, as a fast food worker, telling Obama jokes....all for not wanting to move "The Tonight Show" back a half hour.
Who knew Larry King would be a guardian angel?
Did you watch last night?
What do you think of Conan's cold open?-Dr.FB