Late Night with Conan O'Brien/Season Fifteen

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Season Fifteen
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
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Season Premiere September 4, 2007
Season Finale August 29, 2008
Episode Count 163
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Season Fifteen of Late Night with Conan O'Brien premiered on September 4, 2007. The season was interrupted nearly 40 episodes in due to the Writers Guild strike which commenced in early November. Because late night shows write and record episodes daily, they were the first to go into repeats due to a lack of a writing staff.

Late Night gained some headlines during the strike when Conan O'Brien announced that he would continue to pay his staff out of his own pocket through the end of the year. Because O'Brien is not a particularly highly paid host, especially when compared to the similar gesture by David Letterman, he was commended by the entertainment press.

Guests booked for the cancelled week of shows include Alec Baldwin, Bill Hader, Heidi Klum, Lou Dobbs, Seth Green and Peter Greenberg. Musical guests for the week included Band of Horses, Grizzly Bear and Jackie Greene. Whether or not their appearances will get priority rescheduling once the show returns, strike or no strike, is unknown.

It was announced in mid-December that Late Night will return on January 2nd without writers after showing solidarity for two months. The show will be forced to undergo a change in format that will lean heavily towards interviews, improv and musical guests. Among the things cut from regular episodes will be the announcer's dialogue, pre-written sketches and the monologue.

Writing Staff

The writing staff for this season of Late Night with Conan O'Brien is as follows:

Episodes

# # Title Airdate
2465 1 Show 2465
David Duchovny; Tim Gunn; Kevin Brennan
September 4, 2007
2466 2 Show 2466
Clive Owen; Alan Alda; Dinosaur, Jr.
September 5, 2007
2467 3 Show 2467
Will Arnett; Terry Crews; Patti Scialfa
September 6, 2007
2468 4 Show 2468
Jeff Garlin; Nicholas Art; Hot Hot Heat
September 7, 2007
2469 5 Show 2469
Paul Giamatti; Alyson Hannigan; Bad Religion
September 10, 2007
2470 6 Show 2470
Richard Gere; Sean William Scott; The Chesterfield Kings
September 11, 2007
2471 7 Show 2471
Mary-Kate Olsen; Wayne Brady; Lyle Lovett
September 12, 2007
2472 8 Show 2472
Billy Bob Thornton; Sen. Christopher Dodd; Kenny Chesney
September 13, 2007
2473 9 Show 2473
Patricia Heaton; Tiki Barber; The Used
September 14, 2007
2474 10 Show 2474
Morgan Freeman; Cheryl Hines; KT Turnstall
September 17, 2007
2475 11 Show 2475
Kelsey Grammer; Aries Spears; James Blunt
September 18, 2007
2476 12 Show 2476
Brad Garrett; Joy Behar; Rogue Wave
September 19, 2007
2477 13 Show 2477
Terrence Howard; Simon Pegg; Mystery
September 20, 2007
2478 14 Show 2478
Meredith Vieira; Steven Wright; Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
September 21, 2007
2479 15 Show 2479
Bob Costas; Jim Gaffigan; Rilo Kiley
September 24, 2007
2480 16 Show 2480
Jamie Foxx; Heather Graham; Mike Birgbiglia
September 25, 2007
2481 17 Show 2481
Ted Danson; Patton Oswalt; Devendra Banhart
September 26, 2007
2482 18 Show 2482
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson; Ed Helms; Bjork
September 27, 2007
2483 19 Show 2483
Seth Meyers; Bret Michaels; Jose Gonzalez
September 28, 2007
2484 20 Show 2484
Jerry O'Connell; Ken Burns; VHS or Beta
October 1, 2007
2485 21 Show 2485
Ted Koppel; Jason Schwartzman; Dana Gould
October 2, 2007
2486 22 Show 2486
Tina Fey; Kenneth Branagh; Ani DiFranco
October 3, 2007
2487 23 Show 2487
Snoop Dogg; Connie Britton; Bloc Party
October 4, 2007
2488 24 Show 2488
Jennifer Connelly; Fred Willard; Animal Collective
October 5, 2007
2489 25 Show 2489
Joaquin Phoenix; Jim Gaffigan; Paramore
October 8, 2007
2490 26 Show 2490
Mark Wahlberg; Michael Strahan; The Black Lips
October 9, 2007
2491 27 Show 2491
Tracy Morgan; Emile Hirsch; A.J. Jacobs
October 10, 2007
2492 28 Show 2492
Jon Bon Jovi; Eva Mendes; Klaxons
October 11, 2007
2493 29 Show 2493
Anderson Cooper; Paget Brewster; Fionn Regan
October 15, 2007
2494 30 Show 2494
Jake Gyllenhaal; Christina Hendricks; Ghostland Observatory
October 16, 2007
2495 31 Show 2495
Anthony Hopkins; Joe Buck; Mute Math
October 17, 2007
2496 32 Show 2496
John Cusack; James Lipton; Spoon
October 18, 2007
2497 33 Show 2497
Josh Hartnett; Jack McBrayer; Brother Ali
October 19, 2007
2498 34 Show 2498
Charles Barkley; William Baldwin; Seether
October 29, 2007
2499 35 Show 2499
Ethan Hawke; Susie Essman; Zappa Plays Zappa
October 30, 2007
2500 36 Show 2500
Brian Williams; Roger Daltrey; Manchester Orchestra
October 31, 2007
2501 37 Show 2501
Dane Cook; Emily Mortimer; Slash
November 1, 2007
2502 38 Show 2502
Jerry Seinfeld; David Ortiz; Sondre Lerche
November 2, 2007
2503 39 Show 2503
Bob Saget; Dwayne Perkins; Robert Gordon & Chris Spedding
January 2, 2008
2504 40 Show 2504
Megan Mullally; Fonzworth Bentley; Kid Rock
January 3, 2008
2505 41 Show 2505
Bill Maher; Jim Cramer
January 4, 2008
2506 42 Show 2506
Hulk Hogan; Regina Hall; Nicole Atkins and the Sea
January 7, 2008
2507 43 Show 2507
Donald Trump; Irina Markova; Sia
January 8, 2008
2508 44 Show 2508
Ice Cube; Dr. Drew Pinsky; Marah
January 9, 2008
2509 45 Show 2509
Howie Mandel; Leigh Killian; Kate Nash
January 10, 2008
2510 46 Show 2510
Brian Williams; David Wondrich; Doyle and Debbie
January 11, 2008
2511 47 Show 2511
Lester Holt; Sue Johanson; Ingrid Michaelson
January 14, 2008
2512 48 Show 2512
Tom Brokaw; Anthony Jeselnik; Bell X1
January 15, 2008
2513 49 Show 2513
Pink; Lou Dobbs; Bettye Lavette
January 16, 2008
2514 50 Show 2514
Chazz Palminteri; Erin Burnett; Louis XIV
January 17, 2008
2515 51 Show 2515
Bret Michaels; Antonio Pierce; Lisa Loeb
January 18, 2008
2516 52 Show 2516
Jim Gaffigan; Chuck Liddell; Joe Nichols
January 28, 2008
2517 53 Show 2517
David Gregory; Travis Pastrana; Kate Walsh
January 29, 2008
2518 54 Show 2518
Jeff Corwin; Colin Hanks; Matt Nathanson
January 30, 2008
2519 55 Show 2519
Dr. Phil McGraw; David Borgenicht; Les Savy Fav
January 31, 2008
2520 56 Show 2520
Shawn Thayer; Ingrid Backstrom; The Blind Boys of Alabama
February 1, 2008
2521 57 Show 2521
Ann Curry; Mike Epps; OneRepublic
February 4, 2008
2522 58 Show 2522
Michael Strahan; Sarah Bolger; Sheryl Crow
February 5, 2008
2523 59 Show 2523
The Great Throwdini; Donny Deutsch; The Dillinger Escape Plan
February 6, 2008
2524 60 Show 2524
Izabel Goulart; Len Berman; Nada Surf
February 7, 2008
2525 61 Show 2525
Professor Peter Fischer; Dr. Bob Arnot; Eric Lindell
February 6, 2008
2526 62 Show 2526
Carson Kressley; Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis; Catherine Russell
February 11, 2008
2527 63 Show 2527
Jim Cramer; Jose Andres; Band of Horses
February 12, 2008
2528 64 Show 2528
Matt Lauer; Ryan Reynolds; Simple Plan
February 13, 2008
2529 65 Show 2529
Martin Short; Ray Allen; The Kooks
February 14, 2008
2530 66 Show 2530
Neil Patrick Harris; Daniella Sarahyba; Yeasayer
February 15, 2008
2531 67 Show 2531
Larry the Cable Guy; Tim Gunn; Jim Lauderdale
February 18, 2008
2532 68 Show 2532
Anderson Cooper; Bill Hader; Jake Shimabukuro
February 19, 2008
2533 69 Show 2533
Randy Jackson; Artie Lange; The Whigs
February 20, 2008
2534 70 Show 2534
Barbara Walters; Wladimir Klitschko; Black Mountain
February 21, 2008
2535 71 Show 2535
Nathan Lane; Michel Gondry; Secondhand Serenade
February 22, 2008
2536 72 Show 2536
Will Arnett; Flavor Flav; Super Furry Animals
February 25, 2008
2537 73 Show 2537
Will Ferrell; Rashida Jones; Fred Simmons
February 26, 2008
2538 74 Show 2538
Tom Arnold; Todd Barry; Georgie James
February 27, 2008
2539 75 Show 2539
Natalie Portman; Robert Schimmel; James Blunt
February 28, 2008
2540 76 Show 2540
Christina Ricci; Jason Sudeikis; Shooter Jennings
February 29, 2008
2541 77 Show 2541
Paul Giamatti; Mark Moffett; Jaymay
March 10, 2008
2542 78 Show 2542
Jonah Hill; John Tesh; Drive-By Truckers
March 11, 2008
2543 79 Show 2543
Snoop Dogg; Carson Daly
March 12, 2008
2544 80 Show 2544
Meredith Vieira; Harland Williams; Keith Robinson
March 13, 2008
2545 81 Show 2545
Frank Caliendo; Cheryl Hines; The Bad Plus
March 14, 2008
2546 82 Show 2546
Martha Stewart; Lance Krall; Billy Bragg
March 17, 2008
2547 83 Show 2547
Ice-T; Brian Posehn; Stars
March 18, 2008
2548 84 Show 2548
Chris Hansen; Paul Thorn
March 19, 2008
2549 85 Show 2549
Drake Bell; Yael Naim
March 20, 2008
2550 86 Show 2550
Ryan Phillippe; Big Show
March 21, 2008
2551 87 Show 2551
Bob Costas; Marc Maron; Moby
March 31, 2008
2552 88 Show 2552
Helen Mirren; Wylie Gustafson; Carbon/Silicon
April 1, 2008
2553 89 Show 2553
John Leguizamo; George Takei; The Bravery
April 2, 2008
2554 90 Show 2554
John Krasinski; Bode Miller; Cobra Starship
April 3, 2008
2555 91 Show 2555
Christina Applegate; Lewis Black; Stephen Curry
April 4, 2008
2556 92 Show 2556
George Wendt; Howard Bach; Hot Chip
April 7, 2008
2557 93 Show 2557
Jarod Miller; David Gregory; John Oliver
April 8, 2008
2558 94 Show 2558
Eddie Izzard; Morgan Spurlock; Tapes 'N Tapes
April 9, 2008
2559 95 Show 2559
Sarah Jessica Parker; Aries Spears; They Might Be Giants
April 10, 2008
2560 96 Show 2560
Patrick Stewart; Oliver Hudson; A.A. Bondy
April 11, 2008
2561 97 Show 2561
Rachael Ray; Kal Penn; Grizzly Bear
April 21, 2008
2562 98 Show 2562
Andy Richter; Jennifer Esposito; She + Him
April 22, 2008
2563 99 Show 2563
Seth Green; Peter Greenberg; Radiohead
April 23, 2008
2564 100 Show 2564
Amy Poehler; Danica Patrick; Dave Attell
April 24, 2008
2565 101 Show 2565
Tina Fey; Fred Willard; Say Anything
April 25, 2008
2566 102 Show 2566
Marisa Tomei; Anthony Anderson; Santogold
April 28, 2008
2567 103 Show 2567
Jeff Garlin; Dax Shepard; The Kills
April 29, 2008
2568 104 Show 2568
Gordon Ramsay; Rob Corddry; Feist
April 30, 2008
2569 105 Show 2569
Sigourney Weaver; Darrell Hammond; Was (Not Was)
May 1, 2008
2570 106 Show 2570
Matthew Broderick; Michelle Monaghan; Brian Turner
May 2, 2008
2571 107 Show 2571
Patricia Heaton; Katt Williams; Thrice
May 5, 2008
2572 108 Show 2572
Jason Lee; Eva Amurri; Galactic
May 6, 2008
2573 109 Show 2573
Liam Neeson; B.J. Novak; The Duke Spirit
May 7, 2008
2574 110 Show 2574
Emile Hirsch; Terrell Owens; Craig Baldo
May 8, 2008
2575 111 Show 2575
Seth Meyers; Sophia Bush; Tokio Hotel
May 9, 2008
2576 112 Show 2576
Jimmy Fallon; William Shatner; Gary Vaynerchuk
May 12, 2008
2577 113 Show 2577
Steve Carell; Alyson Hannigan; Duffy
May 13, 2008
2578 114 Show 2578
Brian Williams; Leighton Meester; The Black Keys
May 14, 2008
2579 115 Show 2579
Seth MacFarlane; Carlos Mencia; MGMT
May 15, 2008
2580 116 Show 2580
Alan Alda; John Cena; Everest
May 16, 2008
2581 117 Show 2581
Kevin Nealon; Mary McCormack; DeVotchKa
May 19, 2008
2582 118 Show 2582
Denis Leary; Anthony Bourdain; Mates of State
May 20, 2008
2583 119 Show 2583
Harrison Ford; Eric McCormack; Atmosphere
May 21, 2008
2584 120 Show 2584
Kevin Spacey; Cynthia Nixon; Brian Kiley
May 22, 2008
2585 121 Show 2585
Kristin Davis; Ira Glass; Ryan Bingham
May 23, 2008
2586 122 Show 2586
The Strike Beard Show
May 27, 2008
2587 123 Show 2587
Jon Bon Jovi; Eva Mendes; Bon Jovi
May 28, 2008
2588 124 Show 2588
Seann William Scott; Tim Meadows; The Raconteurs
June 2, 2008
2589 125 Show 2589
Colin Firth; Hugh Rowland; Jackie Greene
June 3, 2008
2590 126 Show 2590
Adam Sandler; Werner Herzog; Jewel
June 4, 2008
2591 127 Show 2591
Wanda Sykes; Emmanuelle Chriqui; Lewis Black
June 5, 2008
2592 128 Show 2592
Kim Cattrall; Matt Taibbi; Lightspeed Champion
June 6, 2008
2593 129 Show 2593
Kate Hudson; Robert Smigel; James Hunter
June 9, 2008
2594 130 Show 2594
Jeff Corwin; Mario Lopez; Jamie Lidell
June 10, 2008
2595 131 Show 2595
Mark Wahlberg; Louis C.K.; Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
June 11, 2008
2596 132 Show 2596
Randy Jackson; Piper Perabo; Forever the Sickest Kids
June 12, 2008
2597 133 Show 2597
Michael Strahan; D.L. Hughley; Brian Scolaro
June 13, 2008
2598 134 Show 2598
Ann Curry; Mario Batali; The Lordz
June 16, 2008
2599 135 Show 2599
Megan Mullally; Brittany Snow; Detroit Octane
June 17, 2008
2600 136 Show 2600
Mike Myers; Jordana Spiro; Dolphina
June 18, 2008
2601 137 Show 2601
Anne Hathaway; Romany Malco; My Morning Jacket
June 19, 2008
2602 138 Show 2602
Jason Bateman; Masi Oka; Alejandro Escovedo
June 20, 2008
2603 139 Show 2603
Ted Koppel; Emily Mortimer; Steel Train
July 7, 2008
2604 140 Show 2604
Selma Blair; Sig Hansen; Little Jackie
July 8, 2008
2605 141 Show 2605
Kyra Sedgwick; Jim Cramer; Joe Cocker
July 9, 2008
2606 142 Show 2606
Al Roker; Paul Pierce; Pilobolus
July 10, 2008
2607 143 Show 2607
Sean Hayes; Ed Helms; Tom Papa
July 11, 2008
2608 144 Show 2608
Gary Oldman; Joe Buck; Kenny Chesney
July 14, 2008
2609 145 Show 2609
Heidi Klum; Joel McHale; Daryl Hall and K.T. Tunstall
July 15, 2008
2610 146 Show 2610
Meryl Streep; Russell Brand; Eugene Mirman
July 16, 2008
2611 147 Show 2611
Aaron Eckhart; Caroline Rhea; Dr. Dog
July 17, 2008
2612 148 Show 2612
Sen. John McCain; The Steeldrivers
July 18, 2008
2613 149 Show 2613
Carson Kressley; Keke Palmer; The Ting Tings
July 28, 2008
2614 150 Show 2614
Jason Sudeikis; Wladimir Klitschko; Rose Hill Drive
July 29, 2008
2615 151 Show 2615
Kevin Costner; Maria Bello; Yuto Miyazawa; Gogol Bordello
July 30, 2008
2616 152 Show 2616
Nathan Lane; Dylan Ratigan; Missy Higgins
July 31, 2008
2617 153 Show 2617
Brendan Fraser; Steve Schirripa; The Airborne Toxic Event
August 1, 2008
2618 154 Show 2618
America Ferrera; Judd Apatow; Dwayne Perkins
August 4, 2008
2619 155 Show 2619
Seth Meyers; Sharon Osbourne; N.E.R.D.
August 5, 2008
2620 156 Show 2620
Javier Bardem; Danny McBride; The B-52s
August 6, 2008
2621 157 Show 2621
Seth Rogen; Philippe Petit; Al Green
August 7, 2008
2622 158 Show 2622
Kiefer Sutherland; Jim Gaffigan; Mason Jennings
August 8, 2008
2623 159 Show 2623
Daniel Radcliffe; Steve Coogan
August 25, 2008
2624 160 Show 2624
Vin Diesel; Dave Attell; The Virgins
August 26, 2008
2625 161 Show 2625
Tiger Woods; Vanessa Minnillo; Jimmy Carr
August 27, 2008
2626 162 Show 2626
Amy Sedaris; Aaron Peirsol; Lykke Li
August 28, 2008
2627 163 Show 2627
Bob Costas; Sophia Bush
August 29, 2008