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Set your TiVos, Team Coco! Before Conan O'Brien heads to TBS for his new late-night show (debuting this fall), he'll be making a stop at 60 Minutes this weekend. The New York Times reports that O'Brien, 47, who was contractually forbidden from making TV appearances until May 1, will break his silence for the first time since his less-than-amicable split with NBC and The Tonight Show.
O'Brien, who is currently cracking up his fans live on stage, with his "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour" sat down with Steve Kroft to talk about his new deal with TBS, and of course, his decision to leave NBC after the Jay Leno time-slot debacle reached a crisis point in January. While O'Brien is still under restrictions about what he can say about his former employer, Kroft says the funny man "flirts with the restrictions" in the interview.
The folks at 60 Minutes have to flirt with their own restrictions, too, as O'Brien can't appear on television until after Saturday (the interview airs Sunday). How do you promote an interview with a man whose legally not supposed to be seen on TV yet? Kroft offers a solution: "I think we’ll just show me talking to him (in on-air promotions this week) and have to blank his face out."
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