Why cannot TBS find themselves a suitable companion to Conan O’Brien? First, it was George Lopez and his show “Lopez Tonight” that tanked out in the ratings and saw itself end; now, it is “The Pete Holmes Show” that is saying its own farewell.
Pete himself confirmed the news in a post on his Facebook page, and rather than expressing a great deal of sorrow over the fact that the series was not going forward; instead, he chose to respond more with joy at the fact that this weird and wacky show got a chance to come on in the first place:
“We got to make eighty (eight-zero! Sometimes filming as many as 19 in ten days!) episodes and I am extremely proud of each and every one of them. I talked to and worked with my heroes. I met incredible athletes and filmmakers. I shook hands regularly with a puppet. I got to work everyday in a magical chocolate factory of joy side by side with some of my best friends laughing and being silly all day. And then I got to share it with our fans. It was an absolute dream come true.”
Will TBS attempt at some point in the future to find another late-night companion to Conan? We feel like it’s likely, but it may have to be a comic that already has a larger audience than Holmes. While his “You Made It Weird” podcast is phenomenal, we feel like his biggest struggle at the network was the mere inability to bring in people who were not already familiar with his work.
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