Conan’s Final ‘Tonight Show’ This Friday

  • Jan 21, 2010
  • Buddy TV

After weeks of speculation, rumors and negotiations, NBC and Conan O’Brien have finally reached an official deal.  Conan O’Brien’s final episode as host of The Tonight Show will be Friday, January 22, and Jay Leno will return as host following the Winter Olympics starting March 1.

In addition, NBC bought Conan out of his contract with a reported payday of $45 million, one quarter of that going to his staff.  The negotiation also frees Conan to pursue other projects starting September 1, 2010.

The news isn’t very surprising, as Conan O’Brien has been alluding to this Friday being his last show all week.  The week’s guests have also been of an unusually high caliber, with Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Adam Sandler already appearing.

Scheduled to appear on Conan’s final Tonight Show are Will Ferrell (the very first guest on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien) and Tom Hanks.

Conan has also been wheeling out old characters.  On Wednesday night’s show, Conan brought out the Masturbating Bear, a beloved character from his Late Night show that wasn’t seen on The Tonight Show.

While Team CoCo may be disappointed, this news isn’t very surprising.  On the bright side, NBC did release him from the contract, despite having the ability to keep him off the air for more than three years, so perhaps when September rolls around, Conan might get a talk show on a network that doesn’t screw him over.

(Image courtesy of NBC)

See also  2015 Emmy Nominations: Why Snubs for 'Jane the Virgin,' 'Fresh Off the Boat' and 'Justified' Hurt

you might also like...

image
Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur

The Cast and Characters of Marvel’s “Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur”

  • Nov 27, 2021
  • Buddy TV

“Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” is an upcoming Disney Channel animated series...

image
Superman & Lois

The Cast and Characters of DC’s “Superman and Lois”

  • Nov 26, 2021
  • Buddy TV

If there is anything special about DC’s “Superman and Lois,” it’s probab...

image
Strange Adventures

The Cast and Characters of DC’s “Strange Adventures” TV Show

  • Nov 25, 2021
  • Buddy TV

For superhero buffs, the upcoming “Strange Adventures” series is cause for e...

image
Peacemaker

The Cast and Characters of DC’s “Peacemaker” TV Show

  • Nov 24, 2021
  • Buddy TV

Fans who watched “The Suicide Squad” movie quickly fell in love with the cha...

image
Madame X

The Cast and Characters of DC’s “Madame X” TV Show

  • Nov 23, 2021
  • Buddy TV

Are you a long-time fan of DC’s “Madame X” comics? Here’s some good news...

our sponsors

Your ad could be here.


Advertise on BuddyTV

Newsletter

Subscribe for your weekly updates.