Conan O’Brien re-ups with TBS; 6 new series from TBS and TNT

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NEW YORK (AP) — Turner says TBS has closed a new deal with Conan O’Brien that runs through 2022.

TBS and sister Turner network TNT plan to launch a total of six new series with stars such as Snoop Dogg, Daniel Radcliffe and Michael Moore. And TNT is working with filmmaker Ridley Scott to develop a night of original sci-fi programming.

O’Brien’s new four-year pact with TBS keeps him at the network where “Conan” debuted in November 2010 after his abrupt exit from “The Tonight Show” when NBC reinstated Jay Leno as host. But Turner said the format and distribution strategy will evolve from his current talk show to a range of personality-based, cross-platform experiences.

These announcements were made Wednesday as the Turner networks unveiled to advertisers their plans for the season ahead.

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