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November 8th, 2010
08:49 AM ET

Conan's Back Tonight!

Conan O'Brien makes his big return to late night television tonight. He’s been off the air since January, when NBC canceled Leno's primetime hour after disappointing ratings. NBC paid O'Brien and his staff an estimated $40 million to clear the way for Leno to return to the "Tonight Show" host chair he handed off to O'Brien last year.

So, there's been plenty of hype surrounding the debut of Conan's much-anticipated new show. Actors Seth Rogen and Lea Michele will be guests on the first episode of "Conan," which airs Monday at 11 p.m. ET on TBS. So, we want to know do you think Conan will claim late night's top spot knocking out Leno and Letterman? And do you think his new show will live up to all the hype? Share your thoughts with us and Kyra Phillips will read some of your responses during the 10am ET hour of CNN Newsroom.


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  1. ron hagkull

    Kyra,
    Enjoyed your "short piece: on famous redheads including Conan O'Brien but how could you omit another famous redhead, Red Skeleton?!

    November 8, 2010 at 9:32 am |
  2. Scott

    Conan will deliver what Conan is famous for. Viewers who found him entertaining will likely find him at his new home. Time will tell how the marketing of his show will gain the numbers necessary to beat Letterman and Leno. Their advantage is the lead-in shows, which currently will not benefit Conan.

    November 8, 2010 at 9:33 am |
  3. Joe

    Conan will lucky to last 6 months. He acts too juvenile for late night. If he is going to be a comedian, he needs to stop the clowning and be a comedian. He needs to scrap the "jumping around" or TBS will scrap him.
    He will definitely not claim top spot in late night.

    November 8, 2010 at 9:34 am |
  4. Zeke

    Tonight we get to see Conan let loose. The riveting television we witness during the writers strike in early 2008 and the last few weeks of his Tonight Show run will be the norm. There's no Tonight Show decorum holding him back this time. His fans are, to say the least, ecstatic.

    November 8, 2010 at 9:39 am |
  5. Matt

    Conan's going to be great! I just set my DVR to record every episode, I'm sure I won't be disappointed. Go Conan!

    November 8, 2010 at 9:40 am |
  6. Matt

    That's the point Joe, it's part of his act. He was put in an environment that really wasn't him at all and he made it comical! Why do you think he got such good ratings???

    November 8, 2010 at 9:41 am |
  7. Daniel Holt

    should be a good show Conan's Back woot woot

    November 8, 2010 at 9:41 am |
  8. Habbakuk Ezekiel Zarathustra Johnson

    Yeah, no pressure Conan! We'll just critique you like crazy people, ok?

    November 8, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  9. savy

    Joe, how can you say such a thing! Conan rocks my world. I was depressed all the months he was gone and I'm extatic that he's back and right on time for the holidays!

    November 8, 2010 at 9:55 am |
  10. Dan

    Nope, Conan doesn't do anything for me, as none of the late night comics do.
    They are all overpaid for doing 60 minutes of broadcasting every night.

    November 8, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  11. Roache Q.

    I've been looking forward to this for over 10 months. I'm so happy! 😀

    November 8, 2010 at 10:41 am |
  12. ken

    Conan is back. So what! No jobs, more foreclosures, more war, more bailouts, more corporate welfare. Conan was paid 40 million to leave and now he will paid another 40 million to come back. All the money is tax deductible which means the tax payers will be paying 39% of his 40 million to stay and other 40 million for conan to come back. I am not laughing. The joke is on us. Eliminate all tax deductions for millionaire ceos and entertainers.

    November 8, 2010 at 11:13 am |