Conan Format Changes

Back at the beginning of 2017, TBS indicated that some changes might be in store for Conan O’Brien and his late night talk show Conan when their deal was renewed in 2018. At the time, the rumor was that Conan might turn into a weekly show rather than a nightly one, but TBS wasn’t looking to make any changes until a new deal was finalized. Now that 2018 has arrived, that new deal has materialized, and it does include some changes for Conan, but they all sound promising.

Conan will still air four nights a week on TBS, but it will only be a half-hour show. The change is part of a new effort for Conan O’Brien and his Team Coco production banner to craft a show that is a little less structured and expands their dedication to comedy, both on television and through digital content online. On top of that, Conan will kick off a live comedy tour later this year.

TBS announced their new expanded partnership spanning television, digital, social and live events today in an official press release. There’s a lot to unpack, so let’s break it down. Read More »

Colony Season 3 Ryan Condal Interview

Hey, are you watching Colony? The USA Network sci-fi series is heading into its third season. It’s an alien invasion show but not about creatures attacking humans. Actually, the aliens, the Raps, get humans to do all their dirty work. It’s about the people living under Rap occupation, walled into the city of L.A.

Will (Josh Holloway) and Katie Bowman (Sarah Wayne Callies) were leaders of the resistance, often undercover working security for Raps. At the end of season two, they escaped the L.A. block with their family, and former collaborator Snyder (Peter Jacobson) tagging along. Resistance hero Broussard (Tory Kittles) stayed behind to fight.

Ryan Condal, who created Colony with Carlton Cuse and runs the show with Wes Tooke, spoke with /Film by phone ahead of the third season premiere (premiering May 2 and airing Wednesdays on USA). Condal talked about what’s ahead on Colony, but he also addressed some other projects he has in the works, like a Highlander reboot on the horizon, as well as a Conan streaming series for Amazon. Read More »

Conan - Dwayne Johnson Stunt Double - A Wrinkle in Time 4D

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Conan O’Brien becomes Dwayne Johnson‘s stunt double with a special Rampage twist. Plus, James Corden does A Wrinkle in Time 4D with cast members from the Disney fantasy, and a video essay points out some problems with the cinematography and editing of David Letterman‘s Netflix series. Read More »

A TV series based on Robert E. Howard’s sword-and-sorcery series Conan the Barbarian is in the works at Amazon.

The series comes from Colony co-creator Ryan CondalGame of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik, and Fargo and The Handmaid’s Tale executive producer Warren Littlefield.

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Rogue One Visual Effects - The Morning Watch

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, Industrial Light & Magic extensively reveals the visual effects work they did on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Plus, find out how McDonald’s ended up getting Tim Burton fired from the Batman franchise, and see what happens when Conan O’Brien drives around London with Tom Cruise. Read More »

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Morning Watch - Rick and Morty

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, a video essay proposes that Ghostbusters might actually be about nothing. Plus, watch more of Adult Swim’s claymation bumpers featuring the non-canonical adventures of Rick and Morty, and a lengthy diatribe about why Star Wars is better than Star Trek by Conan associate producer Jordan Schlansky in a bit on the late night talk show that mistakenly goes on for far too long. Read More »

Archie and Bob's Burgers Crossover

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, see Patton Oswalt, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza and more audition for the role of a young Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel before Jude Law got the role. Find out what a crossover between Archer and Bob’s Burgers might look like in a different way than fans have seen before, and see how the cast of Baby Driver fares in movie trivia against their director Edgar Wright. Read More »

Conan Trains with Wonder Woman

In one week, we’ll see Gal Gadot return to the big screen for her first solo outing as Wonder Woman. While the actress certainly makes being a superhero look easy, she had to take on six months of various martial arts, weapon and plain old physical training to get in the right shape for the role in the DC Comics movie. Some of the action she did in reshoots even happened while she was pregnant.

Looking to get the same kind of training in a much shorter amount of time, Conan O’Brien got together with Gal Gadot and her trainer for a little workout session so the comedian could comes as close as possible to being as skilled as Wonder Woman. Watch as Conan trains with Wonder Woman after the jump. Read More »

Conan Format Changes

There was quite the brouhaha when Conan O’Brien was removed from his post as host of The Tonight Show following Jay Leno’s short-lived retirement from the long-running late night show. Fans were upset, Conan was understandably heartbroken, and it was quite the controversial time for late night television. But thankfully, Conan found a fantastic home at TBS, one that has allowed him to do so much more than NBC ever would have.

Conan has been going strong at TBS for six years now, and during that time he’s gone to Cuba for a special episode, hosted episodes from Comic-Con in San Diego and went viral with segments like Clueless Gamer, where Conan plays videos games (of which he knows little about) and jokes around with his celebrity guests while playing them. All of these interesting turns for the comedian will soon result in an evolution of the comedian’s relationship with TBS and potentially a change in the format of Conan in the future, perhaps becoming a weekly show instead of a nightly one.

Find out about the potential Conan format changes and more after the jump. Read More »

Han Solo Audition Tape

Last week during the chaos of Comic-Con in San Diego, late night host Conan O’Brien brought his TBS show to join all the geeks and nerds who descended on the city, and broadcast a batch of episodes featuring the casts of Game of Thrones, Suicide Squad and more. As usual, all of his shenanigans during these shows took aim at all things nerdy and geeky, and one of the highlights included laughs inspired by a forthcoming Star Wars project.

We all know there’s a Han Solo spin-off coming in a couple of years with Alden Ehrenreich playing the role originated by Harrison Ford. However, there were plenty of other actors who were desperate to get that role. Conan was able to get the Han Solo audition tapes featuring a cavalcade of well-known names such as Bill Hader, Will Arnett, Jeff Goldblum, Adam Sandler and even Jodie Foster, all doing their “best” to get the role of Han Solo. Read More »