Conan O'Brien ends his long run in late night next month
May 4, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Host Conan O'Brien speaks onstage during the 5th Annual NFL Honors at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on February 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
An era in late night television is coming to an end next month.
"Conan," Conan O'Brien's show on TBS, will end its run on June 24, TBS announced Monday.
TBS said that the final weeks of the show will have special guests and "an extended hour-long finale with a look back on the past 11 years of this iteration of O'Brien's lengthy late-night career. "
After the show ends next month, O'Brien won't be slowing down.
O'Brien, known for his irreverent humor and friendly interview style, got his start in late night as the host of NBC's "Late Night" in 1993, taking over for David Letterman.
After 16 years at "Late Night," O'Brien became host of "The Tonight Show" in 2009.
When NBC tried to put Jay Leno, the man O'Brien took over the show from, back in late night — pushing "The Tonight Show" to a later time slot — O'Brien refused the change and eventually left the show.
O'Brien moved over to TBS in 2010, where he has been for more than a decade.
"A very old Buddhist monk once told me that to pick something up, you must first put something down," O'Brien said.