'Conan' renewed at TBS through 2018

By Will Ashton,

It appears that TBS is dead-set on making sure Conan O'Brien is on the network. TBS has renewed its contract with him so that he will stay on the air until 2018.

TV Line reports that Conan, which has been on the air since November 2010, is staying on the air for at least the next four years.

Conan averages 862,000 viewers, according to the network. TBS said that in the 18-34 demographic, the late night host racks in more audience members than his competitors, including The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Arsenio Hall Show and Chelsea Lately.

“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,” said Michael Wright, president and head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM).

Wright also went on to note how O'Brien has taken the show across the country to New York, Atlanta and in Dallas, and that he will be "breaking new ground next year" when Conan becomes the first late-night talk show host to tape at Comic-Con.

Conan airs on Mondays through Thursdays at 11/10c.



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