Conan O’Brien’s late-night show on TBS is coming to an end as the comedian transitions to a new show on HBO Max. It’s been known since November that O’Brien would be departing in June. However, there was no date for when the final show takes place.
Nonetheless, Warner Media has announced that the last “Conan” show will occur on June 24th. O’Brien also discussed the decision to depart TBS and move to a new project with HBO Max.
“I just want to point out that for the past 11 years, the people at Turner have been absolutely lovely to me and everyone here,” O’Brien said. “They gave me a home when I needed one most, and I am eternally grateful and very proud of what we accomplished here.”
The final show will include various guests in an extended hour-long look at the past 11 years of the program. There are no details as to what guests will stop by for O’Brien’s last show with TBS.
After June, O’Brien will concentrate on his deal with WarnerMedia and the construction of his new show for HBO Max, which will be a departure from his current traditional talk-show form.
During his 28-year career as a late-night host, O’Brien has won four Emmy Awards and six Writers Guild Awards.
Tucker Carlson Takes Aim at Howard Stern Over Covid Commentaries
“Maybe it was coronavirus that broke him, maybe it was hormonal changes from middle age, he is now a coward.”
Tucker Carlson took aim at a mega media star on Thursday night. The highly opinionated FOX News host made it clear, he views SiriusXM radio host Howard Stern as a coward.
During Carlson’s show, he focused on comments Stern made on the air on September 7th of 2021 and January 3rd and 19th of 2022 and followed up by labeling the king of all media as a coward. That was further supported on social media where Carlson tweeted out the clip of the segment where he blasted Stern.
“Howard Stern, by any measure, is one of the great radio hosts of all time,” Carlson said as he began his commentary. “He has made a huge amount of money for doing what he does but there is a reason for it. He was incredibly brave, vulgar yes, but truly talented, above all courageous.”
That was followed by Carlson mentioning a number of Stern’s accomplishments and crediting him for his prior fights against free speech and the government.
But then, Carlson described Stern as he sees him now.
“Maybe it was coronavirus that broke him, maybe it was hormonal changes from middle age, he is now a coward. His broadcast is now about cowardice. Amplifying his fears about corona over the air, and attacking, more precisely, attacking anybody else who has decided to live life as a free person.”
Carlson then aired the September clip from Stern’s show where he talked about wanting it mandated that everyone had to be vaccinated. That was then followed by a clip from Stern’s show in early January where he criticized Oprah Winfrey for holding large gatherings at her home.
From there, Tucker mocked Stern and moved into his next soundbyte from Stern’s January 19th program where he said that those who weren’t vaccinated wouldn’t be able to seek treatment at a hospital if he was in power and had his way.
The segment ended with Carlson stating ‘there is something sad about this’ before welcoming Jimmy Dore to the show, who proceeded to ridicule Stern and explain how the satellite radio host has lost his way and turned into a modern day version of Don Imus.
Report: Gayle King to Renew Contract with CBS
King, who recently celebrated her 10th anniversary with CBS, saw her contract coming to an end this year.
“CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King appears to be staying with the company as CNN’s Brian Stelter reports that she’ll renew her contract.
King, who recently celebrated her 10th anniversary with CBS, saw her contract coming to an end this year. Furthermore, there was speculation whether she’d remain as her deal and that of anchor Norah O’Donnell is due to expire.
Nonetheless, Stelter does caution that CBS hasn’t confirmed King’s renewal, and any new deal most probably never will be. Moreover, the morning show anchor is said to be discreet about contract matters.
“King’s future has been a guessing game both inside and outside CBS for months, so any end to the guessing is a step forward for CBS News boss Neeraj Khemlani,” Stelter wrote.
A few months ago, CBS rebranded its morning show with King at the forefront, so it would be a significant loss to see her go less than a year into the new program.
Univision Taps Michael Schwimmer for New Exec Role
Schwimmer will help the network centralize the distribution of the company’s platform, content offerings, and sales prospects that drive revenue boost.
Univision is welcoming a new executive as the network announced that Michael Schwimmer is taking over a newly created executive position as the President, Global Platform Strategy and Revenue.
In his new position with the company, Schwimmer will help the network centralize the distribution of the company’s platform, content offerings, and sales prospects that drive revenue boost.
“Michael will complement our team by leading global distribution for the combined library of Televisa and Univision content, including all subscription and content licensing activities, and will oversee our efforts to ensure that thousands of hours of our Spanish-language content reaches valued audiences worldwide,” Wade Davis, CEO of Univision said.
“His extensive experience leading the strategy for multicultural and AVOD offerings and his proven track record navigating corporate transformations make him the ideal addition to our team, and his expertise and passion for increasing Spanish-language representation in the media speaks to our company’s purpose.”
Furthermore, Schwimmer is assigned to facilitate Univision’s more than 300,000 hours of existing Spanish-language content to reach viewers worldwide.
“Univision is an iconic brand that embodies its mission of entertaining, informing, and empowering Spanish-speaking audiences across all facets of its business,” Schwimmer said.
“Supporting the global Spanish-speaking community has been a lifelong personal passion of mine, so I am pleased to be part of Wade’s compelling vision to bring high-quality Spanish language content to this still underserved audience in an advanced, consumer-friendly streaming format. I look forward to leveraging my experience and hitting the ground running with my new colleagues in streaming as we build on Univision’s content and create a truly unmatched global offering.”
Before joining Univision, Schwimmer served as Group President of Sling TV and Executive Vice President of DISH Media.
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