O'Brien re-ups with TBS; 'Big Bang' gets spinoff

Under the new pact he'll expand into digital podcasting mobile gaming and more via his Conaco banner

Under the new pact he'll expand into digital podcasting mobile gaming and more via his Conaco banner

Turner Broadcasting's upfront presentation put a heavy emphasis on its two star comics: Conan O'Brien and Samantha Bee.

Super Deluxe, which has quickly grown to average more than 30 million unique users every month on social and recently hit the billion views milestone, will have its own 90-minute interactive, alternative late-night block on TBS called Super Deluxe.

In addition, the network has titled its new Tracy Morgan comedy The Last O.G., and has added comedians Cedric The Entertainer, Taylor Mosby and Dante Hoagland as series regulars.

O'Brien noted the TV landscape has changed dramatically since he inherited the traditional talk show format in 1993 and that in the past few years he has "stumbled across" new ways of connecting with his audience.

TBS announced the deal on Wednesday as a contract extension for O'Brien while also extending the talk show through 2022. According to TBS president Kevin Reilly, the "next chapter" for O'Brien will be "to expand the boundaries from a "talk show" to a range of personality- based, cross-platform experiences". Of TV's many wee-hours hosts, O'Brien is the medium's longest-serving. As of now, TBS says Conan will continue to be a nightly series starring Conan.

Danny Ainge: Celtics likely to keep the No. 1 pick
While three of the All-Time top franchises are seeing a rebirth of sorts, one member of that spectrum continues to slide. Thomas was the last overall pick by the Sacramento Kings in the 2011 draft.

The network has also tapped rapper/actor Snoop Dogg to executively produce TBS' refresh of the classic game show The Joker's Wild.

The new comedy is centered on star Jim Parsons' character as a precocious youngster.

In the just-ended season cliffhanger, Sheldon is seen proposing to longtime girlfriend Amy, played by Mayim Bialik.

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