NBC's late-night drama has played out. Jay Leno will return to "The Tonight Show" on March 1. Conan O'Brien is out; his final "Tonight Show" will be Friday.
The main reason: NBC's bold experiment of putting Leno at 10 o'clock five nights a week was a flop.
O'Brien threatened to sue, but things were settled outside of court - O'Brien reportedly will collect $44 million: $32 million for himself and $12 million in severance for his staff. He can return to the air September 1.
We feel sorry for Conan O'Brien - he was kicked off the air by NBC and is out of the job till September. He'll have to make ends meet until this fall somehow. Help Conan O'Brien find another job and make a living till September.