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4 years 7 months ago

NBC and Conan reach exit deal

NBC says it has reached a deal with "Tonight" host Conan O'Brien for his exit from the show, allowing Jay Leno to return to the late-night program he hosted for 17 years. The deal is worth a reported $45 million. Network spokeswoman Allison Gollust confirmed the deal early Thursday but...

4 years 8 months ago

Conan's ratings soar as NBC exit nears

Conan O'Brien's ratings are soaring as he nears a bitter exit from NBC's "Tonight Show," his ridicule of his network executives apparently resonating in a country filled with the unemployed. His ratings Friday were 50 percent higher than they've been this season, and he beat CBS' David Letterman, according...

4 years 8 months ago

Leno-O'Brien troubles become SNL fodder

"Saturday Night Live" weighed in on the Jay Leno-Conan O'Brien late-night brouhaha even though the show's executive producer has had close ties to O'Brien. In SNL's opening sketch last night, cast members playing Leno and O'Brien were shown appearing on CNN's "Larry King Live." O'Brien was portrayed as somewhat humorless,...

4 years 8 months ago

Conan says no thanks to NBC

Conan O'Brien says he's rejecting NBC's attempt to move "The Tonight Show" to a post-midnight slot to accommodate Jay Leno's return to late-night. In a statement Tuesday, O'Brien says that NBC has given him a scant seven months to try to establish himself as host of "Tonight." NBC...

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