American late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien will be ending his long-running TBS show next month with the final episode to air on June 24.
O'Brien previously said he planned to end his regular show by June of this year but this is the first time he has mentioned an exact date. The late-night host said he wants to focus more on his weekly variety series with HBO Max.
On Tuesday, O'Brien officially said he is putting an end to "Conan." He also told audiences his plans for the final episodes of the show. O'Brien said he wants the final episodes to focus on the achievements of the show and his staff over the past decade. This means the final episodes will be looking back at the show's best moments.
"The plan is we're going to be showing a lot of clips of our favorite moments from the last 11 years. We're going to have some special guests, I think we're going to create a really fun, special environment. I think it's going to be a lot of fun," O'Brien said.
O'Brien is one of the world's longest-running talk show hosts. He started his career in 1993 as the hose of "Late Night." He then hosted NBC's "The Tonight Show" before making his way to TBS where he stayed for 11 years.
Addressing questions on why he had decided to end his self-titled show. Conan explained that he wanted to pursue other things, including his recently launched podcast "Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend" and his popular "Conan Without Borders" specials with TBS where he gets to travel to other countries.
"Now some of you are probably wondering why am I doing this? Why end things here at TBS? I'll tell you that a very old Buddhist monk once told me that to pick something up you must first put something down," O'Brien said.
Apart from keeping his specials and podcast, O'Brien said he will likely be hosting a weekly variety show with his network to allow him to have a creative outlet as he steps away from being a late-night talk show host.