Since its premiere in November of 2010, in the wake of that whole Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien kerfuffle, Conan has been TBS’ flagship comedy brand, helping to give rise to up-and-coming comedy stars. And that, in part, is why TBS has renewed Conan O’Brien’s late night show through 2018.
“Over the past four years, we have built a terrific relationship with Conan O’Brien and are thrilled to be extending his series for another three years,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “Conan has not only brought an incredibly young audience to TBS but has also created a digital presence that draws millions of fans to his unique brand of comedy. In addition, Conan has taken his show on the road for memorable weeks in New York, Atlanta and last month in Dallas, and will be breaking new ground next year when CONAN becomes the first late-night show to tape at Comic-Con. We couldn’t have asked for a better late-night host or a more enthusiastic ambassador for the TBS brand.”
O’Brien also recently announced the launch of his own comedy album label, which we’re told will be all-digital. The first album released through the Team Coco label will come from comedian Ian Edwards. Titled 100% Half Assed, Ian Edwards’ album will be available later this year.
For now, check a clip from Conan O’Brien’s interview with Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin from last night’s episode of Conan!