Shocker: Conan O'Brien to TBS

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Presenter Conan O'Brien speaks onstage during the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre on September 21, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Well, after a brief hiatus, it looks like Conan O'Brien will be returning to the airwaves. The surprise? He's not going to FOX, as nearly everyone expected.

TBS is already running promos for the new talk show, set to premeire this November. (tbs.com)
Instead, the one-time Tonight Show host is headed to TBS, the Turner Networks owned cable channel. The show will premiere in November, and air at 11 p.m. every weeknight.

In a statement accompanying the announcement, O’Brien said: “In three months I’ve gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I’m headed to basic cable. My plan is working perfectly.”

The big loser in all this? George Lopez, who's show is currently airing on TBS at 11 p.m. According to Variety, Lopez called O'Brien and said he was okay with the move. "I can't think of anything better than doing my show with Conan as my lead-in," said Lopez.

See more Conan O'Brien pictures (click any photo):
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  • Conan O'Brien in Conan O'Brien Runs with Fans
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