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Host Conan O'Brien to put his eponymous late night talk show to bed on Jun 24

He is set to move to streaming service HBO Max and will develop what he calls his "fourth iteration of a programme".

Host Conan O'Brien to put his eponymous late night talk show to bed on Jun 24

US television host Conan O'Brien arrives for the 10th Anniversary CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) Gala at the Wiltern theatre in Los Angeles on January 15, 2020. (Photo: Jean-Baptiste LACROIX / AFP)

Late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien will host his long-running nightly Conan talk show on American network TBS for the last time on Jun 24, WarnerMedia said on Monday (May 4), ahead of his shift to a new show on streaming service HBO Max.

The final weeks of the TBS show will feature a line-up of special guests, culminating in an extended hour-long finale recapping his 11-year run.

"The plan is to re-emerge on HBO Max sometime in the near future with I think what will be my fourth iteration of a programme," O'Brien said at the start of Conan on Monday.

WarnerMedia said O'Brien's HBO Max show would move away from a traditional talk show format. 

Known for his clever comedy, often self-deprecating and awkward, O'Brien is the current longest serving nightly late-night talk show host in the United States, having started his career in 1993 when NBC tapped him to take over from David Letterman as host of the Late Night franchise. He has won four Emmy Awards and six Writers Guild Awards.

(Source: Reuters)

Source: Reuters/sr