Conan O’Brien’s eponymous talk show is coming to an end.
WarnerMedia announced that TBS ‘ Conan will end at the end of its 10th season in June 2021, marking the end of O’Brien’s 28-year stint in late-night television. It will continue to host its signature Conan Without Borders special trips for TBS and launch a new weekly variety series for HBO Max.
“In 1993, Johnny Carson gave me the best advice of my career: ‘As soon as possible, go to a streaming platform,” O’Brien said in a statement. “I’m excited to be able to continue doing everything I do on HBO Max, and look forward to a free subscription.”
Adds Casey Bloys, Chief Content Officer of HBO and HBO Max: “Conan’s unique brand of energetic, relatable and at times absurd comedy has charmed late-night audiences for nearly three decades. We can’t wait to see what he and the rest of Team Coco come up with for this brand new strain format every week. ”
O’Brien moved to TBS after the infamous Tonight show debacle in November 2010. Beginning with season 9, the series moved to a half-hour format. Including NBC Late at night and Tonight’s show, O’Brien will have hosted more than 4,300 television episodes by the end of his TBS series next year.
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