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‘Conan’ Renewed for 4 Years by TBS: Show Will Become ‘Leaner, More Agile,’ Host Says

Upfronts 2017: Conan O’Brien will add digital, live tours and podcasting to his schedule, among other new content delivery systems

“Conan” has been renewed for four more years as part of an overall Conan O’ Brien-Team Coco deal with TBS. Some iterations of the format won’t immediately be recognizable to fans of the traditional late-night talk show, the host and his network chief said on Wednesday.

For starters, the “Conan” brand will be extended to include digital and branded content, podcasting, mobile gaming, pay TV and live tours, per the Team Coco agreement.

“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,” said Kevin Reilly president of TNT & TBS and chief creative officer of Turner Entertainment.

“Conan” currently airs Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS, and is produced by Conaco LLC, with Jeff Ross serving as executive producer.

“This next chapter will provide support for Conan and Jeff to expand the boundaries from a ‘talk show’ to a range of personality- based, cross-platform experiences.” O’Brien added, “The TV landscape has changed dramatically since I inherited the traditional talk show format in 1993. 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. I also want a pony.”

Back in January, TheWrap first reported on the format changes coming to “Conan.”