Buried in yesterday’s news that TBS might switch Conan to a weekly hourlong format sometime in the future was another bit of late night news for fans of O’Brien’s popular recurring segment “Clueless Gamer.” In his interview with The Hollywood Reporter, TBS president Kevin Reilly revealed that the network is currently developing the segment as its very own show. O’Brien is credited as a producer on the project, but sadly he’s not expected to host. Here’s more from the interview:
We’re going into production next month on a new series, Clueless Gamer, based on the viral video he’s done where he essentially makes fun of video games, gets celebrities to play and makes commentary on them. We’ve gotten to the point where video game companies are sending us their new product for us to play and make fun of because it’s been such a huge success. We’re going to go into production on a series of that.
“Clueless Gamer” has been a hit recurring Conan segment since it debuted on the show back in 2012. Check out the video that started it all below: