October 19, 2010 / 9:11 PM / 9 years ago

Conan O'Brien names bandleader for new TBS show

Talk show host Conan O'Brien hosts the 54th annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 22, 2002.

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The house band on Conan O’Brien’s new TBS show will be called The Basic Cable Band, and will be led by Jimmy Vivino, the network said Tuesday.

The guitarist replaces Max Weinberg, who led the band during O’Brien’s NBC stints at “Late Night” and “The Tonight Show.” Vivino, also a veteran of both shows, often filled in for Weinberg when the drummer toured with Bruce Springsteen.

O’Brien’s new show, “Conan,” debuts November 8.

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