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Premiere November 8, 2010
Airs Weekdays at 11PM
Creator Conan O'Brien
Host Conan O'Brien
Network TBS
Style 60-minute (seasons 1-8)
30-minute (seasons 9-)
late-night talk show
Company Conaco
Seasons 10
Episodes 1,322 + 9 specials (through season 9)
Status Currently airing season 10
Renewed through season 12 (2022)
Origin USA
Official Site TBS

For the 1997 fantasy series, see Conan (1997)

Conan is a late-night talk show that airs on TBS, starring former Late Night and Tonight Show host Conan O'Brien. O'Brien left The Tonight Show in early 2010 after NBC executives attempted to move the series back 30 minutes in order to give Jay Leno, then host of the flagging The Jay Leno Show, his old late night time slot. O'Brien refused the proposition and was released from his contract, allowing Leno to resume hosting The Tonight Show.

Due to contractual obligations, O'Brien was not allowed to appear on television until late April and couldn't host a new series until September. Initially, O'Brien was expected to establish a nightly late night talk show at FOX, the first of its kind since the failure of The Chevy Chase Show. However, due to difficulty securing the timeslot--the 11 p.m. hour being occupied by profitable syndicated programming on most FOX affiliates--a deal could not be struck. O'Brien also said that he'd be afforded more freedom on cable. The deal with TBS was finalized after 10 days of negotiations between the network and O'Brien's team. Despite the fact that TBS's first foray into late-night talk shows, Lopez Tonight starring comedian George Lopez, already occupied the time slot, Lopez called O'Brien personally to encourage the deal. Following Conan's premiere, Lopez Tonight was move back one hour to 12 a.m.

Conan airs Mondays through Thursdays at 11 p.m., a full half hour earlier than The Tonight Show and Late Show with David Letterman. He is joined by long-time partner Andy Richter and his previous house band, with the exception of Max Weinberg who decided not to follow. Weinberg was replaced as leader by Jimmy Vivino and as drummer by James Wormworth. The series is produced in California, where O'Brien moved in anticipation of hosting The Tonight Show, at the Warner Bros lot.



Personality Role Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Andy Richter Announcer * * * * * * * * * *
Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band House Band * * * * * * * *


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One November 8, 2010 November 3, 2011 165
Season Two November 7, 2011 November 1, 2012 162 + 1
Season Three November 5, 2013 October 31, 2013 159
Season Four November 4, 2013 October 30, 2014 157
Season Five November 3, 2014 October 29, 2015 156
Season Six November 9, 2015 October 27, 2016 146
Season Seven October 31, 2016 October 26, 2017 143 + 1
Season Eight October 30, 2017 October 4, 2018 114 + 4
Season Nine January 22, 2019 December 19, 2019 120 + 3
Season Ten January 13, 2020
Season Eleven 2021
Season Twelve 2022


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.