Despite the obvious tension between Conan O’Brien and NBC, Coco is reportedly hoping to return to NBC Studios to tape his new late night TBS show from his old set. An insider tells HollywoodLife that Conan felt comfortable in the studio where he recorded “The Tonight Show.”
“Conan considers the NBC building home,” says the source. “He’s hoping to make a deal to return. The building already has so much history, and he wants to make ‘new history’ with it.”
Conan may not get his wish, though, because TBS has already secured studio space for Conan near George Lopez’ studio on the Warner Bros. lot. The source says that working in close proximity will “make their late-night bond that much stronger.”
Conan’s new show is set to debut in November, but fans won’t have to wait that long to see him on TV. His NBC contract forbids him from appearing on television until May 1, so Conan has booked an interview on “60 Minutes” for May 2 according to The Wrap.
Conan is contractually obligated to refrain from disparaging NBC and Jay Leno, but he will be able to discuss his exit from NBC when he speaks with “60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft. Because of his TV embargo, “60 Minutes” won’t be able to use Conan’s likeness to promote his appearance until May 1.
“I think we’ll just show me talking to him and have to blank his face out,” Kroft says.
O’Brien heads to TBS
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