Conan to air on GEM

Nine’s digital channel GEM is to fast track talk show host Conan O’Brien’s new show. 

The announcement:

In an Australian exclusive Conan, the new talk show hosted by Conan O’Brien, will premiere on Tuesday, November 9, at 11.30pm on GEM, fast-tracked nightly direct from the United States.

Conan, an hour-long, late-night talk show featuring some of the biggest names in entertainment and music, marks the return of one of America’s favourite comedians and TV hosts.

The first week of Conan will feature a top lineup of guests, music performances, and appearances by some of O’Brien’s longtime friends, including:

Tuesday, November 9: Seth Rogen and music guest Jack White

Wednesday, November 10: Tom Hanks, Jack McBrayer and Soundgarden

Thursday, November 11: Jon Hamm, Charlyne Yi and Fistful of Mercy

Friday, November 12: Michael Cera, Julie Bowen and comedian Jon Dore

Emmy Award-winner O’Brien started out writing for television programs including Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons before being approached to host a late-night show for NBC. In 1993, Late Night with Conan O’Brien began and ran for 16 years, ending when O’Brien briefly took over The Tonight Show.

Most recently, O’Brien has performed throughout the United States and Canada with his live show, The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour.

Conan: Tuesdays to Fridays at 11.30pm on GEM

Source: Nine Network press release


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