'Conan' Renewed by TBS Through November 2015

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April 1st, 2013

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via press release:

TBS Extends Late Night Series CONAN
Through November 2015

As CONAN begins a week of shows in Atlanta to celebrate the 2013 NCAA® Men's Final Four®, TBS has announced that it is extending the late-night series through November 2015. The move further solidifies the ongoing relationship between the network and the popular late-night host. CONAN, hosted by Conan O'Brien, airs Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS. Since it premiered in November 2010, CONAN has been a hit with TBS's core audience of young adults, scoring a younger median age than any other late-night talk show.

“When we invited Conan O'Brien to come to TBS, we knew he would bring with him a passionately loyal following of young adults," said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "Conan and his colleagues at Team Coco have gone far beyond that by making CONAN the top late-night brand in the digital arena. We are proud to extend our relationship with Conan as he continues to forge the future of late night. I just wish we didn’t decide to tell him on April Fools' Day."

CONAN leads the late-night crowd when it comes to online activity and engagement, with the show and its host drawing more than 8.3 million followers on Twitter, 2 million fans on Facebook, 2 million unique users each month on TeamCoco.com and 15 million video views each month on TeamCoco.com and YouTube. In addition, the groundbreaking Team Coco app – which delivers streaming content synchronized with episodes of the show – won the 2012 Emmy® for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Enhancement.

Two recent reports have illustrated CONAN's power when it comes to social media. According to a study by Bluefin, CONAN generates +20% more social media comments per episode than the next closest late-night show. And new data from Next Big Sound indicates that CONAN drives more social media activity for its musical guests than any other late-night series.

Produced by Conaco LLC, CONAN airs Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS. Jeff Ross serves as executive producer of CONAN. The show originates from Stage 15 at Warner Bros. Studios.

  • Esaul

    I’d love to see Andy have his own show, but then I’d be sad to see Conan without Andy. :P

  • Brian

    Why you could just put on another two episodes of TBBT and have double the ratings.

  • Michael1

    Andy Richter did have his own show. It was called “Andy Richter Controls the Universe.” I liked it, but it was cancelled after 1 season.

  • Bazza

    I can understand people liking old Conan but new Conan is just a normal chat show with unfunny jokes. These people are just Conan fan boys who enjoyed him on NBC and refuse to realize he unfunny now. And before people accuse me of being a Leno fan, i’m not i don’t watch any talk show except a couple of Kimmel clips and the Amazing Craig Ferguson.

  • Bazza

    @Here’sssssssss Johnny!!!!!!!!
    Why would this affect Leno he still got a Job

  • RyanCanada

    he seems like a good guy! im happy for all his success

  • MichaelChickless

    Atta boy, Coco.

  • Mike

    So what even renewed the fact remains that his show on TBS just isn’t funny. I loved his show on NBC but hate his show on TBS. It’s lifeless and unfunny.

    And I agree with the poster above, TBS would have been smarter to cancel Conan and replace it with reruns of The Big Bang Theory. Not only would it have been more funny but it would have gotten better ratings.

  • Oliver

    April Fools! They’re actually replacing him with Leno.

  • Steve

    “Andy Richter Controls the Universe” had an amazing cast, and some of the funniest episodes I’ve ever seen on a sitcom. Yeah, it was uneven, but it just had huge potential and should NOT have been cancelled.

    As for Conan, his TBS show started great, but has just been declining in quality month after month. Where’s the funny?

  • Adam

    Glad Conan was renewed. Funny, Leno is leaving, while Conan is staying right where he is.

  • E.S.

    I used to like him, but TBS is forcing Conan to be more commercial (see the multiple times he’s had Kesha on as musical guest).

  • k:Alex

    Isn’t it posseble Leno stays on air as long as his ratings are good and he doesn’t want to stop?

  • Brad

    Andy Ritcher should have his own weekly show or some sort of special that won’t take too much of his time from CONAN. He did do a demo for a game show with great success. TBS should give him a game show in the summer time for a few weeks. I’d watch that.

  • Pete

    That was a tortured piece to avoid mentioning, you know, the actual ratings.

  • Gary Middleton

    “See Jay Leno,
    What goes around, comes around”

    What has come around is that Jay is approaching age 65, when late night hosts have basically run their course. This has nothing to do with Conan, and when Conan’s time runs out it will have nothing to do with Leno.

    However, it will be a much higher watermark for Conan when his career milestones no longer draw any references to Jay Leno.

  • richard

    @ Gary Middleton


    I’m not much of a talk show guy, but from whatI’ve seen, I do like Conan’s show better than Leno’s. However, I think people completely overreacted in 2010.

    And at this point, I’m sure Conan doesn’t care anymore. It’s been 3 years, and yet people still have to comment on it. Should probably just let it go. Jerry Seinfeld even said that in his superbowl commercial last year.

  • Marie

    Leno is king of late night & NBC, as usual, will see their ratings drop once he leaves. It would be karma if Fox picks up Leno & he still beat the rest of them. He is the king because he is funnier than the rest. Conan is not very funny.

  • Hugh

    Younger median? So what. “100% of nothing is still nothing.”
    That’s a bit harsh, but it’s a useless stat.

  • AJ

    Anyone that thinks the Big Bang Theory is funny than Conan, or funny at all, has no taste. That show is insulting to actual geeks and nerds everywhere. They wouldn’t be able to get it away with it if they tried it on other groups.

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