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TBS has set Jan. 31, as the day Conan will become television's first late-night talk show to present an episode featuring scenes entirely re-created by fans.
In November, Conan O'Brien announced the formation of the "Occupy CONAN" movement, challenging fans to work together to produce an entire episode. Fans immediately began re-creating scenes from Conan and jockeying to have their versions chosen for the final episode. The resulting episode will premiere on TBS Thursday, Jan. 31, at 11 p.m. (ET/PT), sponsored by the all-new Volkswagen Beetle Convertible. During the episode, Conan O'Brien will be blogging live through the Emmy(R)-winning Team Coco tablet app, available free at http://teamcoco.com/sync.
To be considered for inclusion in the "Occupy CONAN" episode, fans were called upon to tape re-creations of various Conan segments, such as stuntman Steven Ho teaching Conan O'Brien self-defense, Anne Hathaway doing a Lil Wayne rap and the musical group Fun performing the hit "We Are Young."
Fans could work on segments by themselves or together with other fans. They had the freedom to use any method they wanted to recreate their favorite clip, from live action to animation to sock puppets. Team Coco then evaluated all eligible videos and assembled the best version of each segment into a complete "Occupy CONAN" episode.
In addition, the best overall submission, as selected by Team Coco, will be rewarded with the grand prize, an all-new 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible. The winner will be featured at TeamCoco.com.
Produced by Conaco LLC, Conan airs Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m.(ET/PT) on TBS. Jeff Ross serves as executive producer of CONAN. The show originates from Stage 15 at Warner Bros. Studios.
TBS is basic cable's reigning champion among young adults in primetime. Available in 100 million households, TBS features original primetime comedy series like Cougar Town, Men at Work, Sullivan & Son, King of the Nerds, Deon Cole's Black Box and Who Gets the Last Laugh?, as well as the Emmy(R)-winning late-night series CONAN, starring Conan O'Brien. TBS also features an outstanding slate of contemporary comedies, such as The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy, along with blockbuster movies and championship sports. In addition, TBS produces special live comedy events, like the star-studded comedy festival held each year in Chicago.
TBS is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.