It’s Official! Conan Is Leaving NBC — with a $45 Million Payout!

Thu, January 21, 2010 11:11am EST by Add first Comment

No wonder you’re smiling, Conan — you and your staff are getting a $45 million parting gift to leave the network!

The final chapter in the battle between Tonight Show host Conan O’Brien and NBC has been written and closed. Not only does Conan get a severance of $32.5 million – he’s worked out a sweet deal for his staff to the tune of $7.5 million, TMZ also reports the network has kicked in even more cash at the last minute for his crew displaced by the dispute. spoke to sources from the network and Conan’s team who seemed pleased as punch and pretty confident that this deal wouldn’t stretch into months — or even weeks. A programming exec tells that she knew NBC would seal the deal in a timely manner and set our beloved Coco free! His final show as host is tomorrow.

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