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Conan O'Brien Staying Put: TBS Renews Conan Through 2018

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TBS will continue to be very funny...at least through 2018!

The network has renewed Conan O'Brien's late night talk show, Conan, through 2018, it was announced on Wednesday. 

"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," Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies, said in a statement. 

"I want to thank TBS for that incredible vote of confidence," O'Brien, who recently hosted the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, said when he took the stage during the network's Upfront presentation in New York City. "This new contract takes me into my 26th year as a talk-show host. That's crazy!"

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After his infamous departure from The Tonight Show, Conan landed on TBS in 2010, debuting to 4 million viewers. In the last year, Conan has averaged 862,000 viewers, but draws better ratings in the all-important adults 18-49 demo than competitors such as David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel and Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, according to TBS. 

"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. "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."

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