'Conan' staying on TBS through 2018
TBS has renewed its late-night show through 2018, which will mark eight years on cable for host Conan O'Brien. The previous deal for the show was set to expire in 2015.
"Conan" draws a shade under 900,000 viewers per show and delivers strong results among the young-adults crowd TBS targets. The show has also seen a ratings uptick recently.
"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," says Michael Wright, president and head of programming for TBS, TNT and 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."
O'Brien will become the longest-serving host in late night next year following David Letterman's retirement.