‘Conan’ Sets End Date on TBS

The host will deliver his nightly show to an in depth in late June however will proceed his relationship with WarnerMedia by way of a weekly HBO Max sequence.

The longest tenured host in late evening has set an exit date.
Conan O’Brien will finish his nightly TBS show on June 24, the cabler introduced Monday evening. It will deliver to an finish the host’s 28-year run as a late evening host, stretching again to 1993 when he took over NBC’s Late Show from David Letterman.
TBS’ dad or mum firm, WarnerMedia, stated in November 2020 that Conan would finish this summer time. O’Brien signed a cope with the corporate at the moment, below which he’ll host and produce a weekly selection show for HBO Max and proceed making the Conan Without Borders journey specials for TBS.
The closing weeks of Conan will function a lineup of particular friends and an hour-long finale on June 24 that can embrace a glance again at his 11 years on TBS.
“We are winding down our TBS show,” O’Brien stated at first of Monday’s Conan. “The plan is to re-emerge on HBO Max someday within the close to future with I believe what can be my fourth iteration of this system. Imagine a cooking show with puppets, and you will have the fallacious concept.”
He added that “for 11 years, the folks at Turner have been completely pretty to me,” and that he hopes to take a “enjoyable look again” at his time on TBS within the show’s closing weeks. (Watch the complete announcement beneath.)
“Twenty-eight years is a monumental achievement in late evening tv,” Brett Weitz, common supervisor of TNT, TBS and TruTV, stated in November in saying the show’s forthcoming finish. “We’re extremely pleased with the groundbreaking work that Conan and his crew have completed throughout the 10 years at TBS and are so glad that we are going to proceed to have his presence on our air with the Conan Without Borders specials. We have a good time his success and are glad to see it develop throughout our WarnerMedia household.”
O’Brien was the host of Late Night from January 1993 to February 2009, then (briefly) took over as host of The Tonight Show from June 2009-January 2010. In an effort to maintain earlier Tonight host Jay Leno within the fold, NBC gave him a nightly primetime show beginning in fall 2009. Neither it nor O’Brien’s Tonight Show carried out nicely within the scores. After initially floating the thought of transferring Leno again to late-night and bumping The Tonight Show to 12:05 a.m., NBC settled with O’Brien and he departed the community after his closing Tonight Show on Jan. 22, 2010. Leno resumed his former submit earlier than passing the show to Jimmy Fallon in 2014.
O’Brien then went on a nationwide tour earlier than launching his TBS show in November 2010. The show had an hour-long runtime via 2018, when O’Brien scaled again to half-hour an evening amid hypothesis that he would depart TBS. He additionally launched a podcast, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend, in 2018.
Following the top of Conan, O’Brien will focus on creating the weekly HBO Max show and different tasks. Details on the weekly sequence are few in the mean time, however WarnerMedia says it would “be a departure” from O’Brien’s present speak show format.

 

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