Conan O'Brien to host 'Carson on TCM'


Conan O'Brien may no longer host The Tonight Show, but that does not mean he has forgotten it - or its other hosts (except maybe Jay Leno, he may have had that part of his brain wiped).

The comedian will be hosting "Carson on TCM", which premieres Monday, July 1st. The show will showcase memorable interviews that Carson conducted during his three-plus decade career as NBC's late night host. O'Brien will be setting up the clips and explaining them a bit.

The series is being done as a collaboration between Carson Entertainment Group's Jeff Sotzing and Carson documentarian Peter Jones (Johnny Carson: King of Late Night). 

The first interview aired will be Carson's famous conversation with a seven-year-old Drew Barrymore in 1982.

"With its connection between late-night television and classic films, Carson on TCM offers the perfect opportunity to bring TBS's popular late-night host to Turner Classic Movies," said TCM general manager Jeff Gregor. "Conan has long idolized Johnny Carson, and he understands what it's like to be on the other side of the desk. We're thrilled to have him coming to TCM to share his unique insight and perspective."

Does this sound like a show you would watch? Where does Carson rank when compared to today’s late night hosts?

- Conan O'Brien
- Johnny Carson

Written by: Hamatosan
Jun 5th, 2013, 12:52 pm

Images courtesy of TCM

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