Turner Broadcasting has extended "Conan" through November 2015, solidifying the network's relationship with late night host Conan O'Brien.
Time Warner-owned Turner scooped up the red-haired O'Brien in 2010 shortly after red-faced NBC executives displaced the comic to shuffle Jay Leno back into his longtime perch at 11:35 p.m. on "The Tonight Show." O'Brien had hosted NBC's marquee late night program for seven months, but ratings proved to be an issue.
O'Brien's ratings on TBS are not huge either -- the show is averaging 906,000 viewers an episode. But TBS said it was pleased the show has one of the youngest audiences of any traditional late-night talk program.
“When we invited Conan O'Brien to come to TBS, we knew he would bring with him a passionately loyal following of young adults," Michael Wright, president of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies, said in a statement.