Airdate: Conan

Conan O’Brien’s new chat show is coming to GEM.

The new show, simply titled Conan, is his new venture following his infamous exit from NBC. It will air in the US on cable channel TBS.

On GEM it will air at 11:30pm weeknights beginning on Tuesday November 9th. That pits it directly against The Late Show with David Letterman.

It may also have an airing on Pay TV, but so far there’s nothing official.


  1. Bravo 9 well done…as long as he is on tv at somestage …and since he is late night in the USA then even better, it makes sense to have him there…I will personally record and watch the next day…

    now all the wallys whinging about ” awww we cant see it”…its what the industry wants you to do, go our and update your boxes., put good content on a Digital channel then people will come… unless of course you are still driving in a Fj Holden…then go back to the black and white days….and dont say it costs too much, you can get a crapy HD box for $90 at Big W

  2. strange they decided to put Conan on the channel which the least amount of people can view out of their 3 channels – this is worthy of being on the main channel 9 or if not at least on Go – forget HD only Gem – Letterman is on Ten – Conan should be on 9 – I will be watching Conan 4 times a week but not on Gem channel if you know what I mean, I plan to watch each episode at least a few hours before Gems late timeslot

  3. Despite Nine mucking with shows on GO! this year, they have rescheduled nearly every show they have taken off mid air eg The Hills , Middle, Human Target etc Dark Blue… surprisingly this year it is Ch 7 that is this year the worst at canning shows and not rescheduling and playing the series out in full. Mainly their factuals .

  4. Geez! I haven’t seen such sexism here since Good Game changed co-hosts!

    If it’s late-at-night, then this show will work on any ‘male’ or ‘female’ channel. Not that there’s that much difference between GO & GEM anyway. Plus, because it’s 11:30pm, Nine programmers won’t mess with it too much (except when movies or sport might push it up the schedule a little). Remember the fairly consistent midnight/1am timeslot Letterman was getting at Nine for many years?

    I can’t believe when an Australian network finally decides to air one of the world’s best talk show hosts, people still find something to complain about.

  5. Awesome news. I’ve always liked Conan. He can be a little over the top sometimes, but he’s pretty quick witted and he has great bands on his show.

  6. PM, you won’t see all those old characters from Conan’s Late Night and Tonight shows on the TBS show. NBC’s exit deal with Conan included the rights to most of his characters. CoCo will have to come up with some new material.

  7. I hope for some early morning re-runs, as with my PVR I can’t record a channel and watch something else at the same time (Unless its something like record go, watch 9/gem etc)

  8. Great news! Can’t wait to see Conan, Andy, Jimmy, La Bamba, Pender, Deon, Triumph, Pierre Bernard, The Masturbating Bear, Vomiting Kermit, The FedEx Pope, Shoeverine, Frankenstein, Cody Devereaux, The Funhole Guy, The Interrupter, Cactus Chef playing We Didn’t Start The Fire on a flute, The Slipnuts, Conando, Abe Vigoda, The Walker Texas Ranger Lever, Preparation H Raymond, The Evil Puppy and Conan’s Ford Taurus. One character we won’t be seeing? Little Jay Leno.

  9. Yay! I was just thinking the other day it would be good if one of the networks could put on another late night talk show. Though I agree with everyone else, GEM seems like a weird place to have it. Then again they’re putting sport on GEM. So why they pitched it as a women’s channel is beyond me. It would be good if they could repeat the previous nights Conan on GO! at say midday? Instead of repeats of Here’s Lucy or whatever boring show is on at that time.

  10. @ marcf You are so right Leno is lamo. Letterman is my favorite but Conan is not far behind,he’s almost like a young Letterman. And don’t women watch Conan as well? I agree GO! probably would have been better but GEM is fine as well. Time to finally get that HD STB that I can record onto!

  11. Effing wrapped with this news. Although its also marred by the though that Nine will yank this in a week… but I’m still stoaked. Will give me a reason to watch GEM.

  12. Couldn’t care less what channel it is on – I’m just happy it is getting a run in Oz…..Hopefully in HD then!!

    Please do not remove or screw around with the show, GEM/9…Ever!!!

  13. Todd – being a Warner Bros product it goes to the Nine Network, not the Seven Network and 7mate… there’s a thing called program supply deals.

  14. Such brilliant news for Free to Air. I now have a reason to watch GEM!

    Only problem is I need to buy a HD recordable HDD recorder… my SD one just won’t cut it here… Conan is worth it though.

  15. 11.30? Lame lame lame. Do Nine understand the difference between late-night TV here and in America? No reason for this to not be on around 9.30 or 10.

  16. I would’ve thought it was better suited to GO! but this is great news for all Conan fans. As long as it stays in that slot and is not moved around I’ll be watching it every night. Please do not screw this show around Nine.

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