TBS announced in a press release today that they’ve renewed Conan O’Brien’s late night talk show Conan through 2018. Since Conan premiered back in 2010 it’s scored quite the audience for TBS, bringing a younger median age viewership than any other hour-long late night talk show and averaging 862,000 viewers in its Live+7 ratings. O’Brien’s Team Coco also announced plans to start a comedy record label, which is set to launch this summer with the debut Ian Edwards album 100% Half Assed.
“Over the past four years, we have built a terrific relationship with Conan O’Brien and are thrilled to be extending his series for another three years,” said TBS president and head of programming Michael Wright. “Conan has not only brought an incredibly young audience to TBS but has also created a digital presence that draws millions of fans to his unique brand of comedy. In addition, Conan has taken his show on the road for memorable weeks in New York, Atlanta and last month in Dallas, and will be breaking new ground next year when Conan becomes the first late night show to tape at Comic-Con. We couldn’t have asked for a better late night host or a more enthusiastic ambassador for the TBS brand.”