LOS ANGELES (EON) – Conan O’Brien TBS Deal Finalized
Conan O’Brien has inked a deal with TBS for another four years – but new duties will ensure he frequently gets out from behind his desk.
TBS will expand its relationship with Conaco LLC, which produces late-night’s Conan, along with TBS comedy People of Earth and the upcoming animated series Final Space; Team Coco, the fan-centric entity that serves as the show’s digital and social media hub; and the Team Coco Digital Studio, which produces branded content for Turner’s advertising partners.
“Conan continues to prove his vibrancy night after night, and his incredible command of the digital and social space has only built on his young, connected audience,” Kevin Reilly, president of TNT & TBS and chief creative officer of Turner Entertainment, said in this morning’s news.
“The TV landscape has changed dramatically since I inherited the traditional talk show format in 1993,” O’Brien said in a statement. “In the past few years I’ve stumbled across many new and exciting ways of connecting with my audience, and I’m eager to evolve my show into something leaner, more agile, and more unpredictable.”
Conan airs Monday-Thursday at 11 PM (ET/PT) on TBS, produced by Conaco LLC, with Jeff Ross serving as executive producer. Since premiering in November 2010, the show has consistently delivering the youngest audience of any late-night series. In the digital and social media arena, TBS boasted this morning, the show has chalked up a total of 3.4 billion video views. That figure includes 218 million views for the series’ “Clueless Gamer” segments and another 70 million for Team Coco’s branded content, while clips from Conan’s nightly episodes, international excursions, and Comic-Con shows have drawn 1.3 billion views.On the social media front, O’Brien has drawn well over 23 million followers on Twitter, which makes him one of the most-followed hosts in late night.