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Conan O'Brien's TBS show renewed through 2018

O'Brien left NBC's "Tonight Show" in 2010 when Jay Leno returned from a brief stint in primetime.
By Kate Stanton   |   May 14, 2014 at 6:25 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) -- Conan O'Brien will host his late-night talk show on TBS for another four years.

TBS announced at its upfront presentation on Wednesday that the red-haired comedian would continue to host Conan through 2018.

"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," TBS president Michael Wright said in a statement.

"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," Wright said.

Conan debuted back in 2010. He left NBC on bitter terms after the network decided to bring Jay Leno back to late night.

O'Brien averages about 862,000 viewers, relatively low numbers compared to late-night competitors Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman. But he does draw an impressive percentage of younger viewers.

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