Conan O’Brien and company are preparing to return with brand new shows on TBS soon.
There has been a lot of speculation this week about when the country will get back to “normal” during the novel coronavirus pandemic. While politicians try to sort that out for the country, Conan O’Brien has a target date in mind for the return of his late night television show.
Like most of us, O’Brien has been doing his best to work from home. The Team Coco YouTube channel has been releasing videos of O’Brien adjusting to quarantine life while offering some entertaining tips on how to stay safe.
Other late night programs have been trying to find creative ways to produce content. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert are among those who have put out monologues, celebrity interviews, and musical guest performances.
Conan is set to be the next show to make full episodes or as close to full episodes as possible. The show is set to return to TBS on Monday, March 30. O’Brien provided an update on pre-production with some help from his assistant Sona Movsesian.
It looks like Conan will be filmed at O’Brien’s home in California. It’s unclear if Sona will be on hand during filming or is just there to teach Conan how to use a selfie stick. If Sona does take over sidekick duties from Andy Richter during these quarantine shows, fans can expect much of the same dynamic heard on the “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend” podcast.
Fans have also been curious about how producer Jordan Schlansky has been handling life in the new normal. His appearances in past bits have painted him as extremely diligent about what he puts into his body. So, what sort of various tasks are keeping Jordan occupied? See for yourself:
It’s not just O’Brien who is going a little stir-crazy from staying at home all day. Then again, it’s hard to know if this is normal or abnormal behavior form Jordan. In any case, it is clear that Team Coco is eager to get back in front of the cameras for new episodes of Conan.
Producing a late night talk show under these circumstances is certainly challenging. But if anyone should be able to pull it off, it is Team Coco. Conan has been operating as a half-hour show for some time now, matching the length of videos from other at-home shows. Then consider the number of remote segments, travel specials, comedy tours, and podcasts that come from Team Coco and its safe to say that they can handle nearly any situation.
The return of new shows to TBS is yet another example of how Conan O’Brien is providing more content than anyone else in late night television. We’ve mentioned his podcast, which is just one of several released by Team Coco. There is also the web series Meet the CONAN Staff as well as the viral videos O’Brien has been putting out for the past two weeks.
All of the at-home videos and episodes released by late night hosts have been a welcomed surprise for fans. But it shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise to see Conan O’Brien finding any way he can to make people laugh.