Conan O’Brien has built himself up to being the face of late-night talk shows. Through several different networks, various skits, and tons of laughs, his talk show is infamous these days. I’ve tuned in a few times myself to absolute hilarity, so I agree the show deserves its infamy. With that being said, today’s news is rather sad but does have its upsides to it. Conan O’Brien has announced today that he’s ending his late night talk show through TBS to move to HBO Max. The scheduled show ending will occur in June of 2021.
Brett Weitz, GM of TBS, had the following to say:
28 years is a monumental achievement in late-night television. We’re incredibly proud of the groundbreaking work that Conan and his team have accomplished during the 10 years at TBS and are so glad that we will continue to have his presence on our air with the ‘Conan Without Borders’ specials. We celebrate his success and are glad to see it grow across our WarnerMedia family.”
While this is incredibly heartbreaking, it thankfully isn’t the last we’ll be seeing of Conan O’Brien. He also announced today that he’ll be hosting a weekly variety series over on the HBO Max streaming service. It’s implied this will be similar to what he’s offered through his late night talk show, so fans shouldn’t feel like they’re missing out on much. The only real difference will be shifting over to HBO Max, where fans will have to subscribe to see his content. Given how much the service offers though, I’m sure there’ll be more worth your time than just Conan’s new show.
It’s sad that we’ll be losing Conan’s late night talk show, but I’m happy to see what he offers through the HBO Max variety show. Perhaps he’ll have more creative freedom over there as compared to TBS. Time will only tell. For now, I want to hear your thoughts on this shift. Do you think Conan moving over to HBO Max is a good call? What are your thoughts on his late night talk show? Let me know in the comments below!