Conan O'Brien gives you five reasons to watch his new show: 'Reuniting Led Zeppelin is a goal of mine'

conan-obrienImage Credit: TBSIn just a few short hours, Conan O’Brien ends his hiatus from the tube with the debut of Conan, a late-night talk show on TBS. Looking for a reason to watch his fresh start? Well, you’re in luck: O’Brien gave EW.com five good ones.

1.  “There may be a cash giveaway. And I repeat may.”

2. “Late in the first show, I’m choosing a second wife — someone who’s independently very wealthy, so if I go through this kind of bulls— again, I’m really well taken care of. I mean, I’m talking about someone with hundreds of millions of dollars, because then I’ll really walk the walk.”

3. “You’ll get to see whether I kept the beard or not. And I don’t think I’m self-centered, but I think it’s more important to America than this election.”

4. “Reuniting Led Zeppelin is a goal of mine. I didn’t say it was going to happen. We’re either going to reunite Led Zeppelin, or a Led Zeppelin tribute band that hasn’t worked together in six years.”

5. “You’re going to see me slowly resent Andy less over the course of the first year on the air. Because you know it was him that f—ed up. I was doing fine before he came back to reunite the magic. I think people will love to watch a guy slowly start to forgive somebody over the course of 150 shows.”

What say you, PopWatchers? Will you be tuning in tonight to Conan? Any predictions for the first show?

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  • tracy bluth

    I can’t wait! I’ve missed Conan on my TV so much.

    • LOL

      I’m with Coco!

      • IRENE CLAYTON-WHITLOW

        I would not forgive Andy.

    • Scobes

      I. Am. So. PUMPED!

    • Lay Jeno

      I’ll watch tonight for sure. I’m sure he’ll start off gang busters and be number 1 for a few weeks. Then his slacker fans will stop watching and he’ll fall to about fifth, behind Jay, Dave, Stewart and Colbert. I wouldn’t be surprised if Jimmy (take your pick) and Craig end up ahead of him.

    • Amy

      Excited to see Coco, but wish it wasn’t on TBS. Yuck.

      • Paris Hilton

        Who cares what channel he’s on?

    • God

      Did Conan buy ads in the form of ew.com articles?

  • Krystal

    AH BUT WHAT TIME DOES IT COME ONE?

    • tracy bluth

      11 I believe.

    • Anthony

      i think its 9 on the east coast

      • Conan B

        It’s 11 east coast time, 10 central.

      • Jessica

        11pm Eastern time

    • IRENE CLAYTON-WHITLOW

      11:35 Morons

      • Lay Jeno

        Umm, nope Irene. Fail.

      • Tori

        Hahaha no. TBS doesn’t do 11:35.

      • Jeff

        Irene: Fail

      • Mr. Razastein

        yeah after jay leno

    • KC

      woohoo. On the west coast with directv I get to watch the same time as everyone else. Can’t wait til 8pm PST

  • Jenn

    Definitely watching. Hoping all the best for him!

  • Krystal

    Great thank you! Cannot wait. I love his beard lol

  • John

    There’s one thing I have to disagree with. Andy had nothing to do with messing things up. It was NBC not wanting to hear Baby Leno crying that he wanted his toy back. If anything, it was NBC and Leno who screwed it all up for Conan, not wanting to give his Tonight Show the time they gave Leno when he took over for Carson.

  • Hehe

    I don’t care if he kept the beard or not, but I am just glad to have his snark back on the air untethered by network TV. We’re all Loco for CoCo!

    • Clarence Thomas

      But did he keep his pubic hair? THAT’S THE BURNING QUESTION!!!!

  • Cakerat

    Of course I will be watching! 11 p.m. ET, TBS! Suck it, Leno! Sorry, Letterman.

    • A. Nonymous

      Agreed. Letterman used to be that funny. Leno never was.

  • Stacie

    Get the Led out Coco!

    • Tee Hee

      Yeah, once you get John Bonham to do it the rest will go along.

      • Big Walt

        I think he’s too busy as a cast member on Walking Dead to do it.

      • Stacie

        His son played at the London show. I’d take it.

  • Elia

    Finally there will be something on at 11 pm again! I’ve missed Conan soooo much. Suck it Leno!

  • AMI

    Yes, indeed! I cannot wait for Conan tonight!

  • Bedc01

    I dont have cable, (thank you current economy) does TBS put their original programming online?

    • Grubi

      What original programming? Since My Boys is canceled, the only things left are Conan and that Tyler Perry crap… and I wouldn’t refer to that as “original”

      • sd

        the do also have that new show glory daze…but that def does not look like a keeper

      • Big Walt

        Yeah, they cancelled My Boys but are going with “That 80′s Show”? WTF?

    • Tom

      Yes you can watch online!

  • Roger C.

    It’s all fine and dandy now, but watch, in a few months, everyone will be turning against Conan. The viewers will realize how arrogant he is and tune out. Conan was very good when NBC was coaching him. When he went on the Tonight Show, he felt he didn’t have to listen to anyone, and his show failed. Conan on TBS will be a disaster. Mark my words.

  • Joey

    I give him 6 months tops before TBS pulls the plug. The Daily Show will wreck him in the ratings.

    • Tom

      Kiss my hairy @ss Joey!!!

      • Lay Jeno

        Lash out all you like, but he’s totally correct.

      • Lay Jeno

        Correct about The Daily Show beating him, not about getting the plug pulled in 6 months.

    • Vince from NYC

      Nah.. He was signed for a multi year multi million dollar contract. He isn’t going anywhere.

      • Big Walt

        And it’s TBS, he doesn’t have to be #1 to be successful there, all he has to do it better than George Lopez did. He could do that just interviewing Andy for an hour every night.

    • Dave

      If George Lopez was able to make it a year, then I’m sure Conan will be fine.

      • Jeff

        agreed. George Lopez is a nice guy and all and I liked his sitcom when it was on… but his late night show just isn’t good.

  • purpliciousdiva

    TeamCoco.com will have the show online the morning after (for those in the US anyway)…

  • Tom

    I hope he beats Jay Leno’s @ss!!! I hope that big chinned culero comes out of this a big loser with egg all over his face!!! Go Conan Go!!!

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