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Conan O’Brien to end his late-night show in 2021, move onto HBO Max

Conan O'Brien at the WarnerMedia Upfront in New York in 2019.
Conan O'Brien at the WarnerMedia Upfront in New York in 2019.Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/file

After nearly three decades on late-night TV, comedian and talk show host Conan O’Brien will wrap up his TBS show in 2021 and has signed on to do a new weekly show with HBO Max, Variety reported Tuesday.

“In 1993 Johnny Carson gave me the best advice of my career: ‘As soon as possible, get to a streaming platform.’ I’m thrilled that I get to continue doing whatever the hell it is I do on HBO Max, and I look forward to a free subscription,” O’Brien said in a statement posted by WarnerMedia, the parent company of HBO.

O’Brien, who grew up in Brookline and joined the Harvard Lampoon while attending the university, has been a staple of comedy TV for years, writing for “The Simpsons" and “Saturday Night Live” before getting in front of the camera in 1993 as the host of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” on NBC.

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