Writers to picket late-night shows

Writers to picket late-night shows

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Picket lines will be set up outside late-night talk shows that go back on the air without their striking writers, the Writers Guild of America East announced.

Pants, writers meet; no deal reached

NEW YORK, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A meeting between David Letterman's production company and striking writers did not result in a deal to return two U.S. late-night TV shows to the airwaves.

Stewart, Colbert to return to late night

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. late-night TV hosts Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart are heading back to work despite the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike.

Kimmel set to return despite strike

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. late-night TV talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel is reportedly heading back to work despite the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike.

Leno still supportive of writers

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. late-night talk-show host Jay Leno says he still supports the striking Writers Guild of America even though he has decided to return to work Jan. 2.

WGA: Late-night TV needs writers

BURBANK, Calif., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien may be heading back to work, but the Writers Guild of America says their late-night chat shows won't be the same sans scribes.

Letterman company, writers to talk

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- David Letterman's production company is talking separately with the Writers Guild of America to broker a deal to get his shows back on the air.

Some late-night shows may be back soon

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- TV insiders predict U.S. late-night talk show hosts will be back on the air by Jan. 7, regardless of whether the Writers Guild of America is still on strike.

WGA announces awards nominees

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The Writers Guild of America, mired in a strike against producers, has announced the radio and television nominees for its annual awards ceremony.

Leno to pay 'Tonight' staff

LOS ANGELES , Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. talk-show host Jay Leno will pay approximately 80 laid-off "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" staffers for at least the next week, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Leno refuses to pay non-striking staffers

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- NBC laid off the Los Angeles staffers on "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" when its host refused to pay them, citing solidarity with the ongoing writers' strike.

Report: 'Tonight Show' staff laid off

BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Staffers who work on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" have been laid off due to the Writers Guild of America strike, TMZ.com reported Friday.

O'Brien covers staff paychecks

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. talk-show host Conan O'Brien planned to pay the salaries of non-writing production staff, even though a writers' strike has shut his show down for weeks.

WGAW unhappy Daly is returning to work

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The Writers Guild of America, West said it was disappointed late-night talk-show host Carson Daly planned to cross the picket line and return to work.

Late show hosts may go back to work

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Representatives for several major U.S. late-night talk shows have been quietly discussing among themselves when they should resume production.
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Conan O'Brien
In this photo provided by NBC, Conan O'Brien (L) is interviewed by Jay Leno during Leno's final taping as host of "The Tonight Show" in Burbank, California on May 29, 2009. (UPI Photo/Paul Drinkwater)

Conan Christopher O'Brien (born April 18, 1963) is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer and performer. He is currently the host of Conan, a late-night talk show that airs on the American cable television station TBS.

O'Brien was born in Brookline, Massachusetts and raised in an Irish Catholic family. He landed his first comedy job as a writer for the sketch comedy series Not Necessarily the News, after first serving as president of the Harvard Lampoon while attending Harvard University. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles, where he wrote for several comedy shows, and later moved to New York City to work on the writing staff of Saturday Night Live, and later for The Simpsons. O'Brien went on to serve as host of Late Night with Conan O'Brien from 1993 to 2009, before going on to host the short-lived The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien for seven months. He is the only personality to ever serve as host for both the NBC Late Night and Tonight Show franchises.

On April 12, 2010, it was announced that O'Brien would begin hosting a new late-night talk show on cable TV network TBS. Conan premiered on November 8, 2010.

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