Conan O'Brien, talk-show host and member of the Turner television family, will host Carson on TCM, an ingenious joint venture showcasing segments from The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson when the King of Late Night interviewed some of Hollywood's biggest stars.
"With its connection between late-night television and classic films, Carson on TCM offers the perfect opportunity to bring TBS's popular late-night host to Turner Classic Movies," said Jeff Gregor, chief marketing officer of TBS, TNT and TCM and general manager of TCM. "Conan has long idolized Johnny Carson, and he understands what it's like to be on the other side of the desk. We're thrilled to have him coming to TCM to share his unique insight and perspective."
For those who bemoan that Hollywood stars and late-night talk shows ain't what they used to, and also for those who don't, it will be must-see TV.
The schedule is as follows:
Monday, July 1
8 p.m. - Carson on TCM: Drew Barrymore (1982), Kirk Douglas (1988), Mary Tyler Moore (1978), Neil Simon (1980), George Burns (1989)
Monday, July 8
8 p.m. - Carson on TCM - Doris Day (1976), Charlton Heston (1976), Chevy Chase (1986), Steve Martin (1979), Tony Curtis (1973)
Monday, July 15
8 p.m. - Carson on TCM: Shelley Winters (1975), Ronald Reagan (1975), Robin Williams (1981), Jonathan Winters (1988), Michael Caine (1983)
Monday, July 22
8 p.m. - Carson on TCM: Mel Brooks (1975), Dom Deluise (1976), Bette Davis (1983), Burt Reynolds (1972), Fred Astaire (1979)
Monday, July 29
8 p.m. - Carson on TCM: Henry Fonda (1980), Elizabeth Taylor (1992), Susan Sarandon (1974), William Holden (1976), Goldie Hawn (1980)