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Conan O’Brien to End Nightly Talk Show in Move to HBO Max

  • Comic has been a late-night talk-show host for 28 years
  • HBO Max will air an untitled weekly variety show from O’Brien
Conan O’Brien
Conan O’BrienPhotographer: Jean-Baptiste Lacroix/AFP/Getty Images

Conan O’Brien is ending his late-night talk show to host a weekly variety series for HBO Max, underscoring the shifts in the TV industry.

One of the longest-tenured hosts in U.S. late-night TV, O’Brien will wrap up his self-titled show in June, the culmination of its 10th season on TBS. O’Brien, a former writer for “Saturday Night Live” and “The Simpsons,” has been a late-night host for 28 years in total. He started as a replacement for David Letterman at NBC, and was named Jay Leno’s successor at the “Tonight Show” for seven months -- before Leno decided to reclaim his old show.