'Conan' To Switch From Nightly Show To Weekly Format On TBS

Jan 06, 2017, 00:27

O'Brien, who hosted "The Tonight Show", for a heartbeat, left NBC in 2010 after a huge public split with his then boss, Jeff Zucker, who tried to move Jay Leno back to his original time slot, after a 10:00 pm Leno show failed to work.

Despite reports of Conan O'Brien's TBS talk show switching to a weekly format, the network has shared that they have no plans to alter Conan's format.

The Turner boss told TheWrap that the late-night field is "too crowded and competitive" and that he hopes ratings will improve with weekly shows. He added that O'Brien is holding his own, however.

Martin said that the one-show-a-week format has been successful for fellow TBS series "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee", and he expects it to be a good fit for "Conan" as well.

"Conan" now airs on TBS four nights a week.

If you're a fan of Conan O'Brien's nightly sketches and interviews over at TBS, brace yourself, because you probably will be seeing Conan a lot less in the near future. As a cable host, his ratings are far more modest than, say, those of broadcasters like Jimmies Kimmel and Fallon, but his current salary comes in just under theirs-a reported $12 million to their estimated $13 million to $15 million.

It's worth noting that "Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee, who launched her program on TBS past year, has enjoyed success on the network in the weekly slot.

"He's going to have a show on TBS for many years to come". Here's hoping he finds his groove; a string dance is a bad thing to waste.

"Conan" producer Conaco did not have a comment when reached by TheWrap.

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