CONAN AND NBC MAKE A DEAL

January 22nd, 2010 by

www.sheknows.com – Conan and NBC finally reached a deal that will allow Jay Leno to step back behind the Tonight Show desk, free Conan to go to another network and make himself and his crew lots o’ cash — $45 million, to be exact.

O’Brien gets a severance of $32.5 million, which will not be reduced if he gets another gig. NBC will shell out another $7.5 million to Conan’s Tonight Show staff who will be replaced by Jay’s own, and another $4.5 million to the executive producer.

Still unclear: who gets intellectual property rights to such bits as Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and the Masturbating Bear, how quickly Conan can take his next gig and if there’s a “No badmouthing NBC” clause.

Expect to see O’Brien behind the desk until January 22, hopefully staging more expensive stunts like the Bugatti Veyron Mouse-Rolling Stones skit — a bit so pricey that NBC already cut it out of their web clips and replays to avoid paying royalties!

Rumor has it Tom Hanks will be making a Tonight Show appearance before O’Brien signs off. Stay tuned!


One Response

  1. Fry

    Guess the only thing bigger than Leno’s chin is his ego, F-Off LENO, F-Off NBC.

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