It's A Done Deal — Conan O'Brien Is Getting $40 Million To Leave NBC!

Tue, January 19, 2010 9:32am EDT by Add first Comment


The NBC late night drama may finally be coming to an end.

NBC sources say Conan O’Brien has reached a $40 million agreement with the network in which he would leave The Tonight Show and be allowed to host a new show on another network within a year, The Wall Street Journal is reporting. “We were not surprised that Conan was disappointed in having his show back up a half hour,” NBC president Jeff Zucker tells the Journal. “But we were very surprised and disappointed at how nasty it turned.” On his Jan. 18 show, Conan said he wasn’t allowed to speak badly about the “incompetent morons” at NBC — but that didn’t stop him from singing about it!

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