Conan O’Brien has an official moving-out date at TBS: His long-running late-night show “Conan” will officially end on June 24.
“Conan” will mark the finish of its 11-year run with final weeks of shows that will include special guests, leading up the way to 60 minutes in length finale. As reported a year ago as a part of new deal with WarnerMedia, O’Brien will move to developing new show for HBO Max, which will be a takeoff from his present traditional talk-show format, while proceeding to produce new “Conan Without Borders” specials for TBS.
“In 1993 Johnny Carson gave me the best advice of my career: ‘As soon as possible, get to a streaming platform,’” O’Brien said last year when the transition was first announced. “I’m thrilled that I get to continue doing whatever the hell it is I do on HBO Max, and I look forward to a free subscription.”
O’Brien, obviously, moved to TBS in 2010 after he parted ways with NBC over a debate in regards to the fate of the “Tonight Show.” NBC wanted to push O’Brien far removed and launch a new show with Jay Leno at 11:35 p.m.; that was a penetrate of the guarantee that he would host “Tonight” as NBC’s leader late night series.
“Conan” broadcasted as a daily hour-long program until 2018; in 2019, it was retooled as a half-hour without a studio band or a desk area. A year ago, toward the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the show moved to O’Brien’s home, and afterward in the late spring moved to the Coronet Theater in Los Angeles without a studio audience.
O’Brien has filmed multiple travel specials since 2015, taking “Conan Without Borders” to 13 countries including Mexico, Israel, Haiti, Greenland and Cuba, among other locales. He’s the longest serving current late-night talk show in the U.S., having begun his late-night profession in 1993 when NBC tapped him to take over as host of “Late Night.”
“28 years is a monumental achievement in late-night television,” Brett Weitz, general manager for TNT, TBS and truTV, said last year. “We’re incredibly proud of the groundbreaking work that Conan and his team have accomplished during the 10 years at TBS and are so glad that we will continue to have his presence on our air with the ‘Conan Without Borders’ specials. We celebrate his success and are glad to see it grow across our WarnerMedia family.”
All the more as of late, O’Brien has hosted the podcast “Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend,” which has amassed in excess of 185 million downloads since its 2018 launch. His creation organization, Conaco, and computerized brand, Team Coco, keep on developing with branded content, live events, merchandise, comedy specials and podcasts.
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