As you may have heard by now, Norm Macdonald really, really wants to take over The Late Late Show after Craig Ferguson leaves this December, so on last night's Conan he got the chance to show his chops in a minute-long audition displaying all the different talk show skills required for the job.
TBS announced in a press release today that they've renewed Conan O'Brien's late night talk show Conan through 2018. Since Conan premiered back in 2010 it's scored quite the audience for TBS, bringing a younger median age viewership than any other hour-long late night talk show and averaging 862,000 viewers in its Live+7 ratings. O'Brien's Team Coco also announced plans to start a comedy record label, which is set to launch this summer with the debut Ian Edwards album 100% Half Assed.
"Over the past four years, we have built a terrific relationship with Conan O'Brien and are thrilled to be extending his series for another three years," [...]
TBS today ordered Angie Tribeca, a new comedy pilot starring Rashida Jones and created by Steve Carell and Nancy Carell, to series, Deadline reports. The police comedy, formerly called Tribeca, stars Jones as a lone wolf cop who's part of an eccentric group of LAPD detectives. Jere Burns, Deon Cole, and Andree Vermeulen also star. Angie Tribeca will premiere in 2015.
Steve Carell directed the pilot, which he wrote with wife Nancy; the two will serve as executive producers on the series. Alfred Molina, Lisa Kudrow, Gary Cole, Nancy Carell, and Hayes Macarthur all appear in the pilot.
UPDATE: According to THR, TBS has also ordered two [...]
Last night on Conan, Chelsea Handler cleared up all the recent headlines about her saying she was in talks with CBS and more recently Netflix to develop a new show, insisting that she's made no decision yet about what's next: "Everything's an option, honestly."