“Try to do what you love with people you love, and if you can manage that, it’s the definition of heaven on Earth,” he said, marking the end of his third latenight show over 28 years. It’s a tenure second only to Johnny Carson’s 30 years on Tonight. O’Brien’s next venture is a weekly variety series for HBO Max, set to arrive in 2022 with an as-yet unannounced format.
Conan O’Brien will end his late-night series Conan on TBS next year, but he’s not leaving the WarnerMedia family. He will then launch a new weekly variety series on HBO Max. Conan will end in June of 2021.
After 25 years on late-night TV, Conan O’Brien hosted his final hour-long show on Thursday night. Don’t worry — O’Brien isn’t really going anywhere. In January, Conan will return to TBS with a new 30-minute format. The network unveiled this plan in May, though on Thursday, O’Brien revealed the show will take a three-month hiatus.
Turner’s TBS has closed a new four-year deal with Conan O’Brien that keeps his latenight show on the basic cable network through 2022, continuing O’Brien’s reign as latenight television’s longest-serving host. But, the new deal also extends his Team Coco brand into digital content, podcasting, gaming, pay TV and live events.
Conan O’Brien is one of comedy’s elder statesmen, with the longest tenure of anyone currently working the late shift. He just doesn’t act like it.
NEW YORK (AP) — Conan O’Brien’s got his desk job for at least two more years. TBS said Wednesday that its late-night host, who premiered with “Conan” in November 2010, has won an extension through April 2014. O’Brien says, “I’ll be taping episodes of ‘Conan’ well into the Ron Paul presidency.” He originally signed with […]
TBS’s pricey Conan O’Brien experiment is flopping—and is about to get even more expensive.In the nine months since Conan‘s debut, TBS has canceled its only other late-night show, George Lopez’s Lopez Tonight, and viewership of Conan has tumbled, by about 60% since its high-profile debut last fall. Despite O’Brien’s shrinking audience, TBS is doubling down on the red-haired comedian, paying for costly lead-in programming in an attempt to protect its investment.
About halfway through the season, NBC’s latenight moves are still moving in the right direction. TNT’s Conan continues to be a different story. NBC says through the first 20 weeks of the season The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is up 42% to 3.9 million viewers; CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman is down 14% to 3.6 million. While a significant improvement, the two shows on a long-term basis are much closer than they have been in their history.
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Conan O’Brien says he got a phone call from David Letterman over the holidays. The CBS host wanted to make sure a year of late-night TV turmoil hadn’t created a rift between them. O’Brien told reporters Wednesday that he and Letterman have “always been good. I said he didn’t owe me […]
NEW YORK (AP) — TBS says Conan O’Brien scored another robust audience his second night back on the air. But it was down by one-third from his premiere. The cable network says the Tuesday edition of his new talk show, “Conan,” delivered 2.8 million viewers. Of that total audience, 2.1 million viewers were in the […]
Ratings are the best revenge. And if these numbers hold, “Conan” had a very sweet debut for TBS. Conan’s new TBS show scored a 2.8 rating among Nielsen’s 56 metered markets. In contrast, Leno earned a 2.7 rating, Letterman drew 2.5, and Kimmel received a 1.7.
Conan O’Brien’s new cable show, Conan, doesn’t debut until Nov. 8 but TBS is reporting that some of America’s biggest companies are already onboard as major supporters, including Coca-Cola, Microsoft, AT&T, GM and News Corp.