Jan 13, 2010
Conan O’Brien To Quit The Tonight Show
Written under: Entertainment, Human Interest
Conan O’Brien announced in a statement yesterday that he will leave “The Tonight Show” if he’s moved to the midnight slot.
Jay Leno is said to be coming back to take “The Tonight Show” on March 1 and Conan stated that he is refusing to be part of it.
However, he was still light-hearted during the taping last night, advertising himself as “soon to be available for children’s birthday parties” and joking that he has always dreamed of hosting “The Tonight Show” for seven months.
NBC insiders are speculating that this statement would likewise effectively end Conan’s 16-year affiliation with the network.