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TBS extends Conan O'Brien through April 2014

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It's good news for Conan O'Brien for once; No, he isn't getting his old job at NBC back, but TBS did extend his contract to host Conan through April 2014. If that doesn't sound like very long, keep in mind George Lopez would kill for those kinds of terms right now.

"Conan has been a hit with TBS's core audience of young adults," the network told the Hollywood Reporter in a statement. That's funny, because the ratings aren't all that good (averaging about 1 million viewers), but they've grown for the last three months. "The success of Conan also extends well beyond the show's TBS telecasts to include widespread DVR, online and mobile viewing, interaction through Twitter, Facebook and TeamCoco.com." Oh, well, if you're going to count DVR audience too, then yeah. You can't expect us to miss The Colbert Report.

"I am excited to continue my run with TBS because they have been fantastic partners," O'Brien said. "This means I’ll be taping episodes of Conan well into the Ron Paul presidency." Look, he finally has his first exclusive!

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