The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien Starting June 1

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Will Conan Sink or Swim against Letterman?

I’ll admit that I don’t watch much of the late night shows these days, but I’ve always been a fan of Conan since his show started oh so many years ago and figured this was worth a mention. His first guests will be Will Ferrell and Pearl Jam, and he was already Jay’s final guest on Friday’s show.

Leno never grabbed me the way Carson did (Johnny, not Daly), so I welcome any kind of change to late night’s crown jewel. If anything, it’ll be good to see Conan back on the air, complete with Andy Richter as the announcer. And to get you ready, here are some nice promo spots:

and to go real old school on you, here’s Leno on Letterman’s old show: