Conan Leaving TBS for HBO Max
“Conan,” the TBS late-night show hosted by Conan O’Brien will go off the air in June, and the comedian will move to the streaming service HBO Max. WarnerMedia announced Tuesday that upon his move to HBO MAX, he will be anchoring a new, untitled weekly variety series.
Following the announcement O’Brien commented on his move saying, “In 1993 Johnny Carson gave me the best advice of my career: ‘As soon as possible, get to a streaming platform.’ I’m thrilled that I get to continue doing whatever the hell it is I do on HBO Max, and I look forward to a free subscription.”
O’Brien began his late-night television career with NBC’s “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” which he then followed up by becoming a host for a brief period of time on “The Tonight Show, and in November 2010 he started “Conan” on TBS.
Brett Weitz, WarnerMedia’s general manager for TNT, TBS and truTV also made a statement regarding the move saying, “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.”