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Conan O’Brien reveals he will be ‘winding down’ his late night TBS show after 11 years this June

Conan O’Brien will end his late night TBS show after 11 years next month and make the switch to HBO Max

  • Conan O’Brien announced the impending final episode of his TBS show Conan
  • The comedian and host, 58, made the announcement at the top of his show
  • During the final weeks there will be special guests and an hour-long finale 
  • O’Brien started his late night career in 1993, when he hosted Late Night with Conan O’Brien on NBC, which ran for almost 20 years
  • In 2009 Conan was brought in to replace Jay Leno on The Tonight Show
  • That stint, however, only lasted about seven months, due to low ratings
  • In November 2010, he debuted his late night TBS show, simply called Conan 
  • The program followed an hour-long format until 2018, when it transitioned to a 30-minute duration

He has been a fixture of late night television for almost 30 years.

And on Monday, Conan O’Brien announced the impending final episode of his TBS show Conan.

In a brief video statement at the top of his show, the comedian and host, 58, addressed the audience to discuss the upcoming change.

On Monday: Conan O’Brien announced the impending final episode of his TBS show Conan

‘We are winding down our TBS show,’ the funnyman revealed. 

‘The plan is to re-emerge on HBO Max sometime in the near future with I think what will be my fourth iteration of the program.  

‘Imagine a cooking show with puppets, and you’ll have the wrong idea,’ he added jokingly. 

During the final weeks of the show, there will be special guests as well as ‘an extended hour-long finale with a look back on the past 11 years of this iteration of O’Brien’s lengthy late-night career,’ TBS said in a statement.

O’Brien started his late night career all the way back in 1993, when he hosted Late Night with Conan O’Brien on NBC.

That show ran for almost 20 years, ending in February 2009 when Conan was brought in to replace Jay Leno on The Tonight Show.

That stint, however, only lasted about seven months, due to low ratings.

Then, in November 2010, he debuted his late night TBS show, simply called Conan. 

Perennial funnyman: O’Brien started his late night career all the way back in 1993, when he hosted Late Night with Conan O'Brien on NBC; seen in 2020

Perennial funnyman: O’Brien started his late night career all the way back in 1993, when he hosted Late Night with Conan O’Brien on NBC; seen in 2020

The program followed an hour-long format until 2018, when it transitioned to a 30-minute duration.

And this week, O’Brien revealed to viewers that the final episode of Conan will take place on June 24, before his fourth iteration of a late-night program – this time weekly – will soon premiere on HBO Max.

The move is in fact not that surprising; both TBS and HBO Max are units of WarnerMedia, the media giant owned by AT&T. 

This week, O'Brien revealed to viewers that the final episode of Conan will take place on June 24th, before his next late night iteration will premiere on HBO Max; seen on Instagram

This week, O’Brien revealed to viewers that the final episode of Conan will take place on June 24th, before his next late night iteration will premiere on HBO Max; seen on Instagram

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