Conan Extended By TBS Network Through 2014
Posted on Thu Feb 23, 2012 02:44 PM PDT

r-CONAN-OBRIEN-EXTENDED_200.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Conan O'Brien's late night talk show Conan on TBS has been extended through April of 2014, the network announced Wednesday. O'Brien came to the network after a 16-year run hosting Late Night on NBC, and although it hasn't been a ratings smash, the show has a loyal younger audience that frequently tunes in online.

"Night after night, Conan and his team have put together terrific shows that draw a young and fiercely loyal audience. As if that weren't enough, they also have built a dynamic online presence that keeps fans engaged like no other show in late night," Michael Wright, executive vice president and head of programming for TBS, TNT, and Turner Classic Movies, said in a statement.

The road to network stability has been rocky for O'Brien, who was handed the reigns for The Tonight Show by NBC only to have them taken back eight months later and handed over to his predecessor, Jay Leno.

Ever the jokester, O'Brien expressed his joy over the announcement and didn't miss the opportunity to throw in some political humor. "I am excited to continue my run with TBS because they have been fantastic partners. This means I will taping episodes of CONAN well into the Ron Paul presidency."

Conan averages 1,000,000 viewers per night, according to Nielsen ratings.