Conan is an American late-night talk show that premiered on TBS on November 8, 2010. The show is hosted by Conan O'Brien, an American comedian, writer, producer, and television host. The series marks O'Brien's return to late-night television following his departure from NBC's The Tonight Show in January 2010.
The show's format is similar to that of other late-night talk shows, with O'Brien delivering a monologue at the beginning of the show, followed by a series of interviews with celebrity guests. However, Conan has its own unique style, with a focus on improvisation, absurdist humor, and O'Brien's self-deprecating wit.
The show also features regular appearances by Andy Richter, O'Brien's long-time sidekick and announcer, as well as Ginnifer Goodwin, who acts as a correspondent and occasional guest host. Other recurring segments include "Clueless Gamer," in which O'Brien plays video games he knows nothing about, and "Celebrity Secrets," in which celebrities reveal embarrassing stories about themselves.
One of the most notable aspects of Conan is its use of remote segments, in which O'Brien and his crew travel to various locations around the world to film sketches and interviews. These segments have taken the show to places such as Cuba, South Korea, Qatar, and Israel, and have become a signature aspect of the show's style.
Throughout its run, Conan has garnered critical acclaim for its humor, creativity, and willingness to take risks. While early ratings were strong, viewership has declined in recent years, prompting the announcement in 2020 that the show would be coming to an end after its tenth season.
Despite this, Conan has remained a beloved fixture in the late-night landscape, with O'Brien's quick wit and irreverent humor continuing to draw a dedicated fanbase. The show has also served as a launchpad for numerous comedy careers, with many of its writers and correspondents going on to star in their own shows and movies.
Overall, Conan has established itself as one of the most memorable and influential late-night talk shows of its era, and its legacy is sure to endure long after its final episode has aired.
Conan is a series that is currently running and has 2021 seasons (2741 episodes). The series first aired on November 8, 2010.