TBS’ Multi-Year Deal with Late Night TV Host Conan O’Brien


Sheppard Mullin represented TBS on the deal

Turner’s TBS and Conan O’Brien today announced an expanded partnership spanning television, digital, social and live events that will enable the late night icon to capitalize and interact with his multi-generational fan base across platforms. After 25 years on television and having amassed a deeply passionate and engaged fan base through the nightly show, travel specials, digital content, live events and fan interactions, Team Coco and TBS will take Conan’s enduring brand of comedy to his fans wherever they are. The expansion of Team Coco will be advanced by Billy Parks who has been named to the newly created position of Chief Brand Officer for the joint venture.

The longest tenured host in late night television will continue to evolve and reinvent the genre with major shifts to both his late night show and the creation and expansion of a joint Team Coco enterprise with TBS. CONAN will continue to air four nights a week on TBS, and in 2019 will unveil a new, less structured 30-minute format that will have guests and a variety of segments drawn from the newly expanded Team Coco portfolio.

TBS, a division of Turner, is one of basic cable’s top entertainment networks with young adults, and home to eight of the most popular and critically acclaimed comedies on cable—Angie Tribeca, The Detour, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, People of Earth, Search Party, Wrecked, The Guest Book , and The Last O.G.—as well as animated series Final Space, American Dad! and Tarantula.

The Sheppard Mullin team, led by partners Shaun Clark (Picture) and Linda Michaelson, also included partner Amy Tranckino and associate Lauren Grubb.

Involved fees earner: Shaun Clark – Sheppard Mullin; Lauren Grubb – Sheppard Mullin; Linda Giunta Michaelson – Sheppard Mullin; Amy Tranckino – Sheppard Mullin;

Law Firms: Sheppard Mullin;

Clients: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti