In 2019, Conan O’Brien and his team are going to continue to innovate in late night (as they have often done) by paring the show down to a half hour, probably doing only one celebrity interview and having more bits in the show. Given how Internet driven late night is these days and how bits and sketches are some of the more viral things put out by Team Coco, it’s a smart move and we’ll be excited to see how it pans out in a few months.
Part of the move will allow for development of other projects by Conaco, Conan’s production banner, which is really nice to hear considering Eagleheart was a Conaco production.
On top of all of that, there will soon be one digital home for all the iterations of Conan’s late night career including Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, and, of course, Conan.
Overall, we’re really on board for these changes as they’ll probably result in Conan doing more remote segments, more sketches, and an easier way to binge Norm MacDonald’s appearances on Conan over the decades.