Thursday, January 21, 2010

DEAL IS DONE: CONAN LEAVES NBC TOMORROW

Well, here's the scoop from The Wrap about the departure deal between Conan O'Brien and NBC. O'Brien's long, distinguished tenure as host of the Tonight Show (ha!) ends tomorrow. 

So soon?! It seems like not so long ago that we saw him roll out on stage at the Universal lot to START this new gig. And now it's over, and Jay Leno is going to go back to the time slot.

All I have to say is this sucks. But at least we got a decent couple of weeks of good late night TV out of this outright debacle. I know the stories are out now suggesting Conan might do something other than host another network show. Don't worry -- he'll be back on the air by the fall. Not on NBC, but somewhere.

Conan's latest comedy bits include trotting out the Masturbating Bear one more time and other funny stuff, such as spending as much of NBC's money as possible on new characters such as the Bugatti Veyron Mouse.

As for tonight's activities on late-night television, check out the clips here at Gawker TV.

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