Conan O’Brien extends deal with WarnerMedia, moving to HBO Max
After 11 acclaimed seasons and a decade working with the studio’s comedy-centric cable network TBS, Conan O’Brien has extended his deal with WarnerMedia, though will be shifting gears as he will be bringing his award-winning talk show Conan to an end and moving to HBO Max instead.
“In 1993 Johnny Carson gave me the best advice of my career: ‘As soon as possible, get to a streaming platform,'” O’Brien said in a statement. “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’s acclaimed TBS series will be coming to an end at the end of its tenth season in June 2021, though his signature travel specials “Conan Without Borders” is set to continue while the four-time Primetime Emmy winner will host a brand-new weekly variety series on WarnerMedia’s new hit streaming platform.
“28 years is a monumental achievement in late-night television,” Brett Weitz, General Manager for TNT, TBS and truTV, said in a statement. “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,” Casey Bloys, Chief Content Officer of HBO and HBO Max, said in a statement. “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.”
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