After almost 30 years doing late night TV, Conan O’Brien is hanging up his dancing shoes. Or maybe more appropriately, his after hours microphone. This week he shared that his show on TBS, Conan, will finish up on Thursday, 24th June.
He announced the news during Monday night’s show, saying “We are winding down our TBS show. 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.”
The final weeks of the show, as you can imagine, will be filled with all sorts of nostalgia. The show will include clips of some of O’Brien’s favourite moments from the past 11 years. There will also be a stellar lineup of guests throughout the weeks. He’ll be capping off his TBS run with an hour-long finale.
But, as mentioned, he won’t be straying too far. He’ll be hosting a weekly variety show on American streaming service HBO Max. There are currently few details of what this show will entail.
O’Brien first entered the late night game back in 1993, when he became David Letterman’s successor on NBC’s Late Night. In 2009, he famously landed the hosting position on the Tonight Show, where he was ousted by Jay Leno after only a year in the position. Conan then began on TBS back in 2010.