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Conan O’Brien Debuts New 30-Minute Format Show Starting January 22, Ushering in a New Era of Multi-Platform Comedy with Team Coco


Conan O’Brien Debuts New 30-Minute Format Show Starting January 22,
Ushering in a New Era of Multi-Platform Comedy with Team Coco

CONAN Returns to TV After Launching #1 Podcast and
Completing Sold-Out National Team Coco Tour

New Late-Night Format Will Air Four Nights a Week on TBS at 11PM ET/PT

LOS ANGELES, December 18, 2018 – The longest-tenured host in late-night will return for his ninth season on TBS and 26th year on television, debuting a new thirty-minute format four nights a week in its regular timeslot starting on January 22, 2019. The revamped late-night show and expanded Team Coco fan experience will define a new era in multi-platform comedy.
 
"My three-month absence can only mean one thing – radical cosmetic surgery. Tune in January 22nd for a true freak show,” added O’Brien.
 
The show’s new format will continue to feature celebrity guests and Conan’s signature brand of comedy, which has made him one of the world’s most popular hosts across both digital and linear platforms. Conan continues to evolve the genre by challenging conventions, taking creative risks and discovering and fostering new comedic talent. Team Coco will continue the travel series, CONAN: Without Borders which won an Emmy in 2018.

In the past few months, Conan launched the Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend podcast. It debuted in the top spot on the Apple charts November 19 with guest Will Ferrell and has continued to grow week-over-week with millions of downloads. Concurrently, Team Coco took to the road with a live tour, Conan & Friends: An Evening of Stand-Up and Investment Tips, selling out 18 cities including New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles.  During the tour, Team Coco launched the second iteration of its sold out, multi-day, pop-up comedy club Team Coco House as part of New York Comedy Festival.


About TBS's CONAN
TBS's Emmy®-winning late-night series CONAN, hosted by Conan O'Brien, airs weeknights at 11 p.m. (ET/PT). The show is produced by Conaco LLC, with Jeff Ross serving as executive producer.
 
Website: www.teamcoco.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/teamcoco/
Twitter: twitter.com/teamcoco/ | twitter.com/conanobrien/
YouTube: youtube.com/teamcoco/
 
About Team Coco
Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco is the fan-centric entity that serves as the show's digital and social media hub. Team Coco is responsible for expanding the CONAN brand into additional content experiences across all screens, including digital and branded content, podcasting, mobile gaming, pay TV and live tours.
 
About Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend
The Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend podcast launched in the number-one spot on the Apple Podcast charts on Monday, November 19 with guest Will Ferrell.  Maintaining a perfect 5-star average rating in Apple Podcasts, the show has also featured Kristen Bell, Bill Burr, Dax Shepard, Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally. In the upcoming weeks Wanda Sykes, Marc Maron, Pete Holmes, Adam Sandler and others are set to appear.  All episodes of Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts.

About TBS
TBS, a division of Turner, is one of basic cable's top entertainment networks with young adults, and home to the most popular and critically acclaimed comedies on cable — Angie Tribeca, CONAN, The Detour, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Guest Book, The Last O.G., Search Party, and Wrecked — as well as animated series American Dad!, Final Space and Tarantula. TBS' slate of unscripted series includes competition show Drop the Mic and Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker's Wild. Upcoming comedies include Miracle Workers and Close Enough. In addition, the TBS lineup includes popular comedy hits like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, The Big Bang Theory, New Girl and 2 Broke Girls; blockbuster movies; and live coverage of Major League Baseball's regular and post-season play, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and ELEAGUE, Turner's eSports gaming competition.
 
Website: www.tbs.com
Pressroom: www.turner.com/pressroom/united-states/tbs
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The TBS app is available for iOS, Android and other platforms and devices.
 
About Turner
Turner, a WarnerMedia company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports.


Publicity Contacts

Drew Shane, CONAN
818-977-0700
drew.shane@conacotv.com

Raina Falcon, TBS
818-559-7920
raina.falcon@turner.com
 
Alexandra Le Tellier, TBS
818-559-7997
alexandra.letellier@turner.com