Conan O’Brien says goodbye to late night TV tonight

Conan O'Brien (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Conan O'Brien (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) /

Conan O’Brien ends his late night TV career tonight. Conan airs its final episode after 11 years on TBS, bringing to a close O’Brien’s 28-year run in late night.

We’ve known for some time now that O’Brien was shuttering Conan with plans to launch a new, different show on HBO Max. Conan has been airing from the Largo theater in Los Angeles as Team Coco has already vacated its Warner Bros. studio and offices.

For the past two weeks, O’Brien has been welcoming some of his favorite guests back to the show one more time. Mila Kunis, Bill Hader, and Seth Rogen are among those who’ve stopped by to chat with O’Brien and Andy Richter.

Tonight’s final episode will feature Jack Black as the guest. Black has made countless contributions to O’Brien’s late night TV career, dating back to the Late Night with Conan O’Brien days. Expect a musical number to close out Conan‘s 11 year run.

Will Conan O’Brien have any surprises on his final episode?

For what it’s worth, Conan O’Brien and Team Coco are experts at saying goodbye. They’ve had big sendoffs for Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.

However, executive producer Jeff Ross indicated that things will be a little more subdued on tonight’s Conan. After all, O’Brien isn’t exactly going anywhere. He has the HBO Max show, plans to produce live comedy content, and not to mention one of the most popular podcasts out there.

Still, fans probably anticipate something special. So far this week, Paul Rudd crashed Bill Hader’s interview to show his famous Mac and Me clip and Seth Rogen got O’Brien to try a joint on stage.

There are still a couple of big names that haven’t popped up during Conan‘s home stretch. Most notable would be Will Ferrell, who has a long history of hilarious, absurd, and sometimes unannounced appearances. Could he team up with Jack Black to help Conan O’Brien say goodbye?

We’ll find out when Conan airs tonight. Fans can expect a look back at the past 11 years and for O’Brien to share some more of his favorite moments. Conan airs tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET on TBS.

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