October 19, 2010 / 9:11 PM / 7 years ago

Conan O'Brien names bandleader for new TBS show

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.

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

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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