Conan Will Shift to 30-Minute Format Next Year in Comedian's New Multi-Platform TBS Deal

New partnership includes more digital content and live events

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Conan O’Brien is scaling back his late-night TBS series, Conan, to a nightly half-hour format next year—but that doesn’t mean comedian is on his way out at the network.

Instead, he has finalized a new deal with TBS that expands his Team Coco portfolio into more digital and social platforms, as well as live events. Overseeing the Team Coco expansion is Billy Parks, who has been named chief brand officer.

As part of that evolution, Conan’s late-night TBS show, which airs Mondays through Thursdays, will shift from an hour to “a new, less structured 30-minute format,” the network said in its announcement.

“Since I inherited my Late Night show in 1993, TV has changed exponentially.



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