Conan O'Brien will continue to host late-night for TBS for another four years - but new duties will ensure he frequently gets out from behind his desk.
TBS' previously announced comedy series that will star Tracy Morgan now has a title - "The Last O.G." - and supporting players: Cedric the Entertainer and Taylor Mosby ("Criminal Minds").
Turner's TBS has closed a new four-year all-inclusive deal with Conan O'Brien's Team Coco that will capitalize on his linear and multiplatform success and extend the CONAN brand into additional content experiences across all screens, including digital and branded content, podcasting, mobile gaming, pay TV and live tours.
Turner Entertainment's chief creative officer, Kevin Reilly, quickly poured cold water on those reports, saying the network had no plans to move "Conan" to a weekly format.
"In the past few years I've stumbled across many new and exciting ways of connecting with my audience", O'Brien said, "and I'm eager to evolve my show into something leaner, more agile and more unpredictable". "It's is a distinct possibility that the show may evolve, but that's going to come from Conan as more of these things take shape. I also want a pony". The company produces Conan, TBS' People of Earth, and the upcoming animated show Final Space. This is something THR reported they talked with Reilly about back in January.
In addition, TBS is developing a fully interactive late-night programming block with the multiplatform studio Super Deluxe.
We've said it before and we'll say it again. We. Still, he has no plans of retiring soon, happy to expand his brand under this new deal.