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Conan Replays Headed For Comedy Central

Comedy Central will air same-day repeats of broadcast network NBC's NBC's
Late Night With Conan O'Brien
talk show as part of a one-year deal announced
Wednesday by the two parties.

Beginning Sept. 3, Comedy Central will air Conan O'Brien weekdays at 6 p.m.
or 7 p.m. - hours after the show's initial 12:35 a.m. run on NBC, Comedy Central
senior vice president of programming Kathryn Mitchell said.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Comedy Central will also air each episode in an either late-morning or early
afternoon time slot.

Mitchell said Comedy Central would air each Friday episode of Late
on Monday, and would run repeats of the week's shows during

Given the success of Comedy's topical series The Daily Show With Jon
, Mitchell believes that Late Night will appeal to the
network's viewers.

'I'm keen on repurposing, particularly with this show,' Mitchell said. '[Late
Night With] Conan O'Brien is perfect for our audience.'

Comedy Central is the second network this month to ink a repurposing deal
with NBC for a late-night talk show.

E! Entertainment Television last month reached a deal to offer same-day
encore editions of NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly.

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