Conan O’Brien is making the transfer streaming. In June of subsequent 12 months, his nightly speak present “Conan” shall be ending its 10-year run on TBS, whereas he launches a brand new, weekly selection collection on streaming service HBO Max.
“In 1993 Johnny Carson gave me one of the best recommendation of my profession: ‘As quickly as attainable, get to a streaming platform,’” O’Brien stated in a press release. “I’m thrilled that I get to proceed doing regardless of the hell it’s I do on HBO Max, and I stay up for a free subscription.”
The announcement doesn’t point out a launch date or some other particulars of the brand new present, but it surely does place this as an extension of O’Brien’s relationship with WarnerMedia, which owns each HBO Max and TBS. It additionally says that he’ll proceed to make his “Conan With out Borders” journey specials for the cable community.
O’Brien is not any stranger to reinvention. The one-time comedy author (always remember that he wrote the beloved “Marge vs. the Monorail” episode of “The Simpsons”) made the transition to late-night host within the early ’90s, then moved to TBS after a notoriously truncated run as host of “The Tonight Present.”
Extra lately, he launched the podcast “Conan O’Brien Wants a Good friend” (which is an absolute delight). In actual fact, O’Brien joined us at this year’s Disrupt conference to debate the podcast’s success.
When requested whether or not he deliberate to proceed internet hosting late night time TV, O’Brien replied, “All of that is converging. I feel the message that I’d have for everyone watching PJDM Disrupt proper now’s that folks have to open up their minds somewhat bit. If I’m making podcasts, it doesn’t prohibit me from additionally perhaps do perhaps doing one thing, it doesn’t must essentially be for Turner, it might be for anyone.”
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