Team Coco lives on! TBS has extended Conan O'Brien's contract and renewed Conan through November 2015, proving that the literally red-headed stepchild of network TV's late-night game is doing just fine on cable (and the internet), thank you very much.
From TBS's perspective, this decision was an easy one; according to the network, Conan's audience boasts a younger median age than any other late-night talk show. Combined with the host's popularity on the internet, that's exactly what TBS wants. Here's the official statement from the network's programming chief, Michael Wright:
When we invited Conan O'Brien to come to TBS, we knew he would bring with him a passionately loyal following of young adults. Conan and his colleagues at Team Coco have gone far beyond that by making CONAN the top late-night brand in the digital arena. We are proud to ...
Conan O'Brien's late-night series Conan has been renewed through 2018, TBS announced Wednesday. The new deal adds another three years to O'Brien's contract.
"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," Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, said in a statement. "In addition, Conan has taken his show on the road for memorable weeks in New York, Atlanta, and last month in Dallas, and will be breaking new ground next year when Conan becomes the first late-night show to tape at Comic-Con. We couldn't have asked for a better late-night host or a more enthusiastic ambassador for the TBS brand."
Though Conan averages only 862,000 viewers per episode, TBS says the series draws in more adults in the 18-to-34 demographic than ...Read more
Conan O'Brien hosts Conan, his own late night show on TBS. The name might be a hint.