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Conan’s $40 Million Kiss-Off

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Conan O’Brien may have lost his “Tonight Show” job, but he still has his fans—and a big severance check. Sources reports the short-lived host will leave NBC with a $40 million payoff, including $32.5 mil for himself and $7.5 mil for his staff. Conan will have to leave some of his characters, like Triumph the Insult Dog, behind, but could be available to other networks as early as September 2010. It’s too bad the NBC execs who botched this whole affair so badly can’t be tossed out of the street for their incompetence.

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Is Conan On His Way Out?

Friday, January 8th, 2010

“Tonight Show” host Conan O’Brien may have lots of time to go fishing in the near future. Rumors are flying that NBC wants longtime host Jay Leno back in his old chair, but no one seems to know exactly where that leaves Conan. The network could just let him go, but according to his contract, the net would be stuck paying him a cool $45 million to vamoose.

A likelier scenario is that Jay would get a new half-hour show airing weeknights at 11:35 PM, while Conan stays on “Tonight,” but his time is cut to an hour. Conan is understandably angry at the way NBC has handled the affair—and isn’t going to make it easy for the net to get rid of him.

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Conan Fishes For Ratings

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

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Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter started filming for their June debut on “The Tonight Show” at the L.A. River in downtown Los Angeles, CA. Wonder if they caught anything? 

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