Too bad Max Weinberg won't be part of the show. He started a 17 piece orchestra after The Tonight Show gig, and he's booked well into 2011.
Conan will have to find another sexual deviant to blame for the world's woes. And they can't use Wormsworth since he's way too nice and clean to be accused of anything aside from maybe the national propagation of athlete's foot!
I really liked the first episode. Now that Conan won't be tamed by nbc brass he can be funny again. good to see Andy and most of the band there. I'm sure they would have liked to keep Max, but tbs probably couldn't afford him.
The only thing that bothers me is that CTV Atlantic and Comedy air TDS/Colbert and Conan all at the same time. I think that CTV Atlantic should switch Conan and the Comedy Central shows so that Conan airs at 12:05 and TDS/Colbert at 1:05 (AT, so 11:05 and 12:05 ET). Of course all of the other CTV stations could keep the current schedule because the whole point would be to have the premiere of Conan and TDS on at the same time on two different channels.