The longest-tenured host in late-night television, Conan O'Brien, will continue to evolve at TBS.
The network announced an expanded partnership with Team Coco that includes a new, less structured 30-minute format. CONAN will shift to the format in 2019.
“Since I inherited my Late Night show in 1993, TV has changed exponentially. I’d like to think I have evolved with many of these changes, but now it’s time to take the next leap. A half-hour show will give me the time to do a higher percentage of the comedy in, and out, of the studio that I love and that seems to resonate in this new digital world,” O’Brien said about the changes. “It’s still going to be me hosting a very silly show, but I want segments on my half-hour program to link to digital content, deepening the experience for my younger fans, and confusing my older ones.”
Later this year, O'Brien and other comedians will hit the road on a multi-city tour hosted by O'Brien. CONAN and TBS will continue to introduce newest and brightest comedic talent worldwide on multiple platforms.
The CONAN Without Borders series will continue. Past shows have taken O'Brien to Cuba, Mexico, Haiti, Israel and other countries. Additionally, Team Coco will make O’Brien’s entire catalogue from Late Night with Conan O’Brien on NBC and CONAN on TBS available digitally to celebrate 25 years on late night.
CONAN airs Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS.