When Conan O'Brien moved his late night show from New York to Los Angeles in the fall of 2009, it felt like a mistake. At least to New Yorkers. Of course, you know the story: it was. NBC removed Conan from his position as host of The Tonight Show, and the big red comedy star was forced to move to TBS.
In the end, that worked out well: the last year has been much calmer for Conan—his show has found a steady groove both creatively and in the ratings—but one problem remains. Conan is still stuck in Los Angeles. Thankfully, for one week this fall, that won't be the case.
During the TBS/TNT upfront presentation on Wednesday, it was revealed that Conan will be going on the road. O'Brien will do a week's worth of shows at the Beacon Theater in New York starting on Oct. 31 through Nov. 3. The road trip is designed to celebrate Conan's one-year anniversary with TBS, and it will mark the first time he's done a show from New York since Late Night with Conan O'Brien went off the air nearly two years ago. No word yet on whether or not tickets for the shows will be open to the public, but here's guessing they will. And here's also guessing the demand for them will be extremely, extremely high.