Conan has confirmed the name and premiere date of his new TBS show on New York Magazine’s pop culture blog Vulture as well as his Team CoCo web site. And the name? “Conan.” Just “Conan.” It will premiere on TBS this November 8, 2010.
In a video shot inside Conan’s strikingly bare office (which he calls “crappy”) he explains how he’s been bombarded with questions about the show. Then, after the obligatory drumroll, he held up a white piece of paper on which he had scrawled “Conan.”
“Conan. Simple. Pure, like the man himself,” Conan said
Vulture’s show insiders say that “O’Brien and team pretty much settled on the name weeks ago.” While the name is certainly not a surprise, it does conflict with previous information from The Hollywood Reporter that “Conan” wasn’t available. Vulture addressed this misconception, saying “One stumbling block could have been the Conan the Barbarian franchise, which has included comics, books, films and, in 1997, a short-lived TV series called Conan. But now, it’s clear that all issues have been worked out.”