Conan O'Brien To End TBS Talk Show For Weekly HBO Variety Series

Post by: 17 November, 2020
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Conan O'Brien is retiring from the nightly talk show business.

On Tuesday, the comedian announced that he is ending his nightly TBS talk show and launching a weekly variety series for HBO Max.

Conan launched on TBS in 2010 and he has appeared in over 1,400 episodes of the show. He also hosted The Late Show with Conan O'Brien and The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien for NBC.

"In 1993 Johnny Carson gave me the best advice of my career: 'As soon as possible, get to a streaming platform.' 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 said in a statement announcing the move.

"28 years is a monumental achievement in late-night television," said Brett Weitz, General Manager for TNT, TBS and truTV, in a statment. "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."

"Conan’s unique brand of energetic, relatable, and at times, absurdist, comedy has charmed late-night audiences for nearly three decades. We can’t wait to see what he and the rest of Team Coco will dream up for this brand new, variety format each week," said Casey Bloys, Chief Content Officer, HBO and HBO Max.

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