In a shift for the cable network’s deal with Conan O’Brien — described by TBS as an expansion of their partnership — O’Brien’s nightly show on the network will be reformatted and will shrink to 30 minutes in 2019.
The show will continue to air four nights a week, but will adopt a “less structured 30-minute format that will have guests and a variety of segments drawn from the newly expanded Team Coco portfolio,” TBS announced.
The new “expanded partnership” encompasses television, digital, social and live events, which TBS says “will enable the late-night icon to capitalize and interact with his multi-generational fan base across platforms.”
“After 25 years on television and having amassed a deeply passionate and engaged fan base through the nightly show, travel specials, digital content, live events and fan interactions, Team Coco and TBS will take Conan’s enduring brand of comedy to his fans wherever they are,” TBS announced. “The expansion of Team Coco will be advanced by Billy Parks who has been named to the newly created position of Chief Brand Officer for the joint venture.”
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