What? More Conan O'Brien news? You'd think the guy was relaunching his late-night TV brand or something.
TBS and Conaco announced the first week's guest list for Conan. Please get ready to welcome to the little big show…
- Monday, Nov. 8 ‚Äì First Guest Poll winner, Seth Rogen and musical guest Jack White
- Tuesday, Nov. 9 ‚Äì Tom Hanks, Jack McBrayer and musical guest Soundgarden
- Wednesday, Nov. 10 ‚Äì Jon Hamm, Charlyne Yi and musical guest Fistful of Mercy
- Thursday, Nov. 11 ‚Äì Michael Cera, Julie Bowen and comedian Jon Dore
Hmmm. I meant, Hamm! Jon Hamm! Pleased to see that Jon Dore will be delivering the first stand-up set on the new show.
There's also a definite type of comedic appeal happening from beginning to end of that week, as each day, there's a comedic actor that makes me think Team Coco is a little bit Team Apatow, a little bit Team Hipster, a little bit Team Millenial. Apatow protege Seth Rogen will giggle stoner-like at his own stories. Jack McBrayer certainly won't be wearing his NBC page outfit from 30 Rock, so it'll be interesting to see what he does. Then it's back to weird giggling with Charlyne Yi, who was or wasn't dating Michael Cera, depending how real reality ever is or was.
But what about this First Guest Poll?
The show is letting you vote from among 12 potential first guests for Conan, via Twitter. The rules? "Vote up to once a day below by logging in to Twitter and tweeting your #ConansFirstGuest favorites. Retweets by your followers (or anyone for that matter) also count as votes."
So who's winning? As of this moment, Jack Nicholson. That's a good get, as the poll notes he hasn't done a talk show since 1971. Really? Wow. But also, wow that Nicholson has started out way in front of the other 11 possibilities. I guess one thing Team Coco is not is Team Bieber. Justin Bieber currently stands in last place in the poll. Really? Wow.
Here are the vote totals as of this moment:
Jack Nicholson, 2729
Lady Gaga, 1272
The full cast of the 2004 live-action Fat Albert movie* not including Kenan Thompson, 543
Pope Benedict XVI, 376
Vladimir Putin, 332
REO Speedwagon, 304
Tom from MySpace, 289
Arlene Wagner, 286
Thomas Pynchon, 284
Gerhard Ertl, 100
Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei, 96
Justin Bieber, 66