Conan O’Brien heads to HBO Max.
“Conan,” a late-night TBS show hosted by O’Brien for 10 years, will air in June, and the comedian will move to the HBO Max streaming service, where he will anchor an untitled weekly series WarnerMedia announced on Tuesday. .
In 1993, Johnny Carson gave me the best advice of his career: “Get to the streaming platform as soon as possible.” I’m glad I keep doing what the hell I’m doing on HBO Max and I’m looking forward to a free subscription. “O’Brien said in a statement.
TBS and HBO Max are both units of WarnerMedia, the media giant owned by AT&T.
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“Conan” was a showcase for the hallmark of leading absurdist (and mostly non-political) humor: surreal views, silly physical comedy, off-filter interviews. The show’s format was changed last year, shrinking from an hour to 30 minutes.
O’Brien, who started as a screenwriter for “Saturday Night Live” and “The Simpsons,” has recently branched out to other platforms, including “Conan Without Borders,” a TBS series for travel, and “Conan O” Brien Needs a Friend. , a well-reviewed podcast for an interview.
“28 years is a monumental achievement on television until late at night,” said Brett Weitz, general manager of major cable channels TNT, TBS and truTV, owned by WarnerMedia. “We are incredibly proud of the groundbreaking work that Conan and his team have done over the 10 years at TBS, and we are so pleased that we will continue to be on the air with Conan Without Borders’ special offerings.
“We are celebrating his success and looking forward to seeing him grow in our WarnerMedia family,” Weitz added.