Conan O’Brien will be exiting his late night TBS talker “Conan” in 2021, which he hosted for 10 years. This will mark the first time in 28 years he will not be visible in late night. O’Brien took over the “Late Night” franchise on NBC from David Letterman in 1993, a position he held until 2009 when he replaced Jay Leno as host of “The Tonight Show.” When Leno’s then nightly primetime variety hour failed miserably, Leno returned to “The Tonight Show” and O’Brien headed to TBS in 2010. On Tuesday, WarnerMedia announced that “Conan” will officially end with the season 10 finale in June 2021.
Next for O’Brien is a weekly variety series for streamer HBO Max, which will begin at an undisclosed time in 2021. O’Brien’s travel specials, “Conan Without Borders” — will continue on TBS.