The late-night talk show will sign off in 2021.
November 17, 2020
It is being reported that Conan will be ending its run on TBS after 10 seasons. The move walks back the talk show's last pickup in 2017, which was a four-year order that would have seen it on the air through 2022. But with it being the year 2020, renewals no longer mean as much as they used to.
Hosted by Conan O'Brien, the titular talk show began in 2010, when the comedian moved to TBS after leaving his brief stint hosting The Tonight Show on NBC after a dispute with the network. The series started out in the typical hour-long format, but was scaled back to a half-hour in 2019 so O'Brien could make more time for his podcast and his Conan without Borders specials where he would travel to countries around the world.
The end of Conan means that O'Brien will not be hosting a nightly talk show for the first time in 28 years. He won't be going away completely though, as he is tapped to helm an upcoming weekly variety series on HBO Max as well as continue with his international specials.
For now, though, Conan will remain on the air through June 2021.
01/02/21 at 01:04pm
Conan is the least annoying late night host, he should be put back on NBC or CBS to replace one of all the host that are currently receiving an embarrassing low ratings for going into political comedy only. How soon we forget that comedians/late night show hosts used to interview people for movies and have musicians on to give them a chance to be heard, also they used to be able to provide a little political comedy and then move on. Now its just "Trump Bad". You don't have to like Trump or hate Trump to not watch this show, why haven't they figured that out? Does anyone in Hollywood and Los Angeles talk to people in other states for their opinion? I feel like they have all these excuses for low ratings yet if you start listening to the people it would be better.
11/25/20 at 07:30am
I think Conan was struggling as a talk show host once lockdown started and he no longer had a live audience. It was hard to watch, and eventually I gave up on him and his show.
11/23/20 at 03:49pm
Maybe it's me, but this show just always gave off a "creepy" vibe. Like dealing with that guy at work you know lives in his mom's basement and is awkward socially.. you expect very odd things be going on in private and wouldn't be surprised to find out there's an investigation being started due to lewd acts....
11/23/20 at 02:23pm
LMAO @TOM Your Joke is Hilarious
11/23/20 at 08:14am
Yeah with a mentally functioning adult winning the election and replacing the childish administration a lot of talk shows are going to lose thier main source of easy comedy. With an administration that was already a joke you didn't need to work at it. I see a lot of comedians struggling to find jokes as the country turns around and goes back to how great it was before 2017s cliff dive into horribleness.
11/22/20 at 06:22pm
It's about time. He hasn't been funny or entertaining for 10 years. Even when he had an occasional guest that I wanted to see, I could barely get through his redundant schtick! I think he lost too many writers when he left NBC because he wasn't good from day one of his TBS show. Goodbye & please go away!
11/22/20 at 01:50pm
You can't hide in your 10000 sq ft basement, do a talk-show through Zoom and think that you're going to come back to it.
Connan...along with everyone else like him...are cowards for hiding in their houses all day.
Up next on this list (hopefully) is that fake, unfunny hack Noah Whateverthehell. Complete trash.
11/22/20 at 07:04am
Of course this comment section made it political. Maybe Conan just wanted to move on. Let the will of the people stand. No need to go to court with faceless claims. Sometimes people get tired and want to move on to something better.
11/21/20 at 09:59pm
This is the pandemics doing, pure and simple. people stuck at home want binge worthy not nightly pop culture talk shows. especially not one on TBS
11/21/20 at 09:01am
Maybe because virtually all the talk shows (late or not) are overtly political and left wing? I see you’re pulling in CNN smartly and thereby answering your own question.
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