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Comedian Robert Schimmel Dies at Age 60

Robert Schimmel

Comedian Robert Schimmel, best known for his frequent appearances on Howard Stern's radio show, died after suffering serious injuries in a car accident, according to The Associated Press. He was 60.

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Schimmel died Friday evening in a Phoenix hospital, his spokesman Howard Bragman told the AP. He was a passenger in a car driven by ... read more

Conan Takes Manhattan

Conan O'Brien

Cheers to Conan O'Brien for his triumphant return to New York City. Performing a mere 200 feet away from NBC's 30 Rock, his old place of employment, Conan rocked Radio City Music Hall with a high-energy, star-jammed extravaganza. Proving his career has risen from the dead ...
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Conan Performs "200 Feet" Away From Ex-NBC Bosses in New York

Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien brought his Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour to within "200 feet" of NBC headquarters Tuesday with a New York City performance that included a dance-off with his soon-to-be timeslot competitors, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.

Conan O'Brien debuts on stage with Self-Pleasuring Panda

O'Brien's Radio City Music Hall show was an especially sweet spot on the 32-city tour because it returned him to the city where he hosted Late Night with Conan O'Brien for 16 years. He was just down the street from 30 Rockefeller Plaza, home of his old studio.

The former Tonight Show host noted ... read more

Max Weinberg Not Out of Running for Conan's TBS Show

Max Weinberg, Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien's rep says not so fast to a report that Max Weinberg will not return as O'Brien's bandleader for his new TBS show.

Conan's first post-Tonight Show interview: I wouldn't have done what Jay did

According to the rep, nothing with the TBS show has been set because they're too busy with O'Brien's tour at the moment.

Early in the week, Al Kooper, a veteran musician who once played with Weinberg, told City Pages that Weinberg and O'Brien would part ways. ... read more

Conan O'Brien Says Goodbye to Tonight Show

Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien ended his brief run as host of The Tonight Show with thanks to his fans and even the network that is replacing him a mere seven months into his dream job.

"Yes, we have our differences right now and yes, we're going to go our separate ways," O'Brien said of NBC, his employer of 17 years. "But this company has been my home for most of my adult life. I am enormously proud of the work we have done together, and I want to thank NBC for making it all possible."

Conan's last words as Tonight Show host

O'Brien, who had announced just 10 days earlier that he would rather leave The Tonight Show than accept a move to after midnight to accommodate Jay Leno's return to the 11:35 slot, said... read more

Conan's Last Words as Tonight Show Host

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien

NBC released Conan O'Brien's final remarks as the host of The Tonight Show shortly before his last episode aired Friday. Here they are, ending with a lead-in to a song:

Manager: Conan wants to do new show "as soon as he possibly can"

"Before we end this rodeo, a few things need to be said... read more

Jeff Zucker On Late Night Shuffle: "We've Made the Right Business Decision"

Jay Leno

NBC Universal President and CEO Jeff Zucker said Monday the company has made the right business decision in bringing former Tonight Show host Jay Leno back to his former 11: 35 timeslot, even as the move paves the way out for longtime NBC late-night personality Conan O'Brien.

"We think that Jay — who was the ratings champ in late night for almost 15 years — will go back to 11:35 and be ... read more

Ratings: Dollhouse Gets Fewer Visitors, Conan Bows Out Big

Eliza Dushku, Dollhouse

Sigh. Here is how Friday's fare fared:

8 pm/ET
A repeat of Ghost Whisperer's season opener topped the hour with 8.35 million total viewers. Trailing both a warmed-over Wife Swap (4.09 mil) and Howie Do It (3.89 mil), Sarah Connor Chronicles came in fourth with 3.84 million viewers, up four percent from its Friday time-slot premiere. 

9 pm
Dollhouse came in third behind a Flashpoint repeat (8.06 million viewers) and Supernanny (5.25 mil), dipping 10 percent from its premiere to 4.22 mil. That said, Dollhouse actually gained viewers over the hour. Friday Night Lights surged 14 percent to just under four mil. 

10 pm
A Numbers repeat was No. 1 with 7.99 million viewers, followed by 20/20 (7.27 mil) and Dateline (5.57 mil).

Late Night
Conan O'Brien's final Late Night drew the talker's best numbers since Dec. 8, 2006, representing a 44 percent increase on his average for this season.

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Traylor Howard and Tony Shalhoub, Monk

Monk
9 pm/ET USA
The seventh season wraps up tonight with a case that has special significance to Monk. He's investigating the disappearance of a city official who was lobbying to preserve a parking garage. But what's so personal about that? Well, it's the garage where Monk's wife was killed by a car bomb that he believes was intended for him. The series is scheduled to return for its eighth and final season this summer.

Read on for previews of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Psych, Real Time with Bill Maher and Battlestar Galactica. read more

Cheers: Artie for Artie's Sake

Artie Lange with Conan O'Brien

Cheers to Artie Lange for giving Cheers & Jeers a shout-out on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Read, discuss and vote on this complete Cheer after the jump. read more

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Premise: The one-time comedy writer hosts a popular late-night talk show. O'Brien succeeded David Letterman in NBC's post-`Tonight' slot in September 1993 after a writing and producing career that included `The Simpsons' and `Saturday Night Live.'

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