Conan on TBS ends this summer, ending Conan O’Brien’s job as a late-night host after nearly three decades. The TBS show was the third late-night show in the old Simpsons the writer hosted and ends after 11 years.
But Conan drawing to a close, fans of the comedian will still have plenty of ways to watch him, including a brand new show streaming.
Why Conan ends on TBS
O’Brien started his Monday May 3 program with a play in which he revealed he was moving on to new projects.
He said, “We are wrapping up our show on TBS. The plan is to re-emerge on HBO Max in the near future with what I believe will be my fourth iteration of a program.”
Before TBS ‘ Conan, O’Brien hosted Late Night with Conan O’Brien from 1993 to 2009, then Tonight’s show for a year after that, before Jay Leno took over.
News that Conan was first announced late last year, when its upcoming HBO Max show was announced.
At that point, O’Brien released a typical witty statement: “In 1993 Johnny Carson gave me the best advice of my career:“ ASAP, go to a streaming platform. “I’m thrilled to be able to continue doing everything I do on HBO Max, and look forward to a free subscription.”
HBO Max Content Director Casey Bloys added at the time, “Conan’s unique brand of energetic, relatable and at times absurd comedy has charmed late-night audiences for nearly three decades. see what he and the rest of Team Coco will be dreaming of for this all-new strain format every week. “
Although his late night show on TBS is coming to an end, the comedian will not be leaving the network entirely. Conan Without Borders, his series of special trips for TBS, will continue.
TBS Managing Director Brad Weitz said: “We are extremely proud of the groundbreaking work that Conan and his team have done over the 10 years at TBS and we are so happy that we will continue to have his presence on our waves with the Conan Without Borders specials. “
Conan will end on June 24 with an hour-long finale that will look back on the series’ last decade. Prior to that, the show teased a special guest list to close the show.
There has been speculation that O’Brien has been set to quit his TBS show since 2018, when the hour-long show was reduced to 30 minutes.
So far, the premiere date of this HBO Max variety show has not been announced.
O’Brien has been a late night host for 28 years, giving him one of the longest talk show host runs in American television history, ahead of Oprah Winfrey and Larry King but just behind. Johnny Carson and David Letterman.
Conan Airs weekdays at 11 a.m. ET / 10 p.m. CT on TBS. Previous episodes are now airing on the TBS website.