Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Conan O'Brien signs deal, Friday his last 'Tonight Show'

Posted on

It’s official: Conan O’Brien is leaving NBC. The network confirms that the host signed his exit papers and will end his seven-month run on The Tonight Show Friday with guests Tom Hanks and Will Ferrell. “In the end, Conan was appreciative of the steps NBC made to take care of his staff and crew, and decided to supplement the severance they were getting out of his own pocket,” Gavin Polone, O’Brien’s manager told TheWrap. “Now he just wants to get back on the air as quickly as possible.” For more on the situation, head to our Hollywood Insider blog.

More:

NBC reaches a ‘resolution’ on Conan, announces Jay Leno is back on ‘Tonight’ March 1

Conan O’Brien last night: Adam Sandler explains what NBC stands for, Masturbating Bear returns

Leno and Letterman last night: The insults get personal

David Letterman to Jay Leno: ‘Don’t hang around waitin’ for somebody to drop dead’

Conan O’Brien books final guests, including Tom Hanks and Will Ferrell

David Letterman: Relentlessly mocking Jay Leno is “just fun”

Jay Leno addresses his planned return to The Tonight Show, ongoing negotiations with Conan O’Brien

Quentin Tarantino to direct Conan O’Brien in Late Shift 2: The Rolling Thunder of Revenge

Ken Tucker: Late-night jokes, and why the anti-Conan, pro-Jay backlash won’t work