Conan O'Brien Returns to TV: How He Got From 'Tonight' to TBS

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Conan O'Brien makes his return to late-night TV tonight, nearly nine months after his tumultuous run as host of The Tonight Show ended. His new show Conan—airing at 11 pm on TBS—premieres after a roller coaster of ups and downs for the television personality: from the news that he would succeed Jay Leno as Tonight Show host, to having the gig for barely six months, to the overwhelming wave of support from his fans after he left NBC.

For every twist and turn in the Conan O'Brien saga, here is a timeline of the host's journey from NBC's brightest hope to TBS' comeback king.

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Kevin Fallon is a reporter for the Daily Beast. He's a former entertainment editor at TheWeek.com and former writer and producer for The Atlantic's entertainment channel.

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