Comic-Con/Late Night News
Conan O'Brien has decided to compete with me when it comes to interviewing people at Comic-Con. It's been announced that he will be bringing his TBS talk show to San Diego…in 2015. Not this year. 2015.
His show is renting out the Spreckles Theater in downtown San Diego and he'll be doing a week of shows there July 8-12, 2015. Those dates are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday so either he's going to adjust his broadcast week or pre-record them to run starting the following Monday. This would seem to suggest the dates for Comic-Con that year which have not, as far as I know, been officially announced.
In case anyone's wondering: Conan recently extended his contract with TBS through November of 2015. I don't think he's even remotely a contender for Letterman's job but if he was, that would probably take him out of consideration. CBS has to be looking to get Dave's successor in position a lot sooner than that.
A few of the news stories that have already announced this have said that 2015 is the last year of Comic-Con's current contract with the San Diego Convention Center. Not so. It was extended until 2016. In any case, we will soon have the usual flurry of stories about how maybe Comic-Con is moving to Los Angeles or Las Vegas or Oshkosh…and then they'll negotiate a deal to stay in San Diego through 2020.