A follow-up to yesterday's post about Conan's switch to four new shows a week:
NBC publicist Sharon Pannozzo was kind enough to answer our query.
"Conan is basically taping 4 days a week, although he does double tapings on some days. He will be going on an affiliate tour most Fridays, visiting NBC affiliates around the country to promote the 'Tonight Show.'"
The famously convivial Leno was always happy to do the affiliate rounds when he took over "Tonight," and it looks like his successor is doing the same.
Edited to add...
The "Late Night" blog also addresses Conan's busy travel schedule.
Seriously though; things here at the show are nuts for everyone for the next month or so, because Conan is flying all over the country shooting stuff for local affiliates! This means that our show taping schedule is totally crazy; after all, we can't do a show when Conan's not around. You kind of, uh, need that guy for an episode of Late Night with CONAN O'BRIEN.
How's the schedule crazy? Well, for starters, we aren't taping shows on Fridays any more for a while - there's no show tomorrow, for instance - and we're taping TWO (2) shows next Tuesday! It gets even more crazy later on, but I don't have the energy to get into that right now.