Conan’s Exit Deal Finally Done


After two exciting weeks, Conan O'Brien and NBC have finally settled on a deal that will let him leave the Tonight Show and the network. "It's signed," Conan's manager, Gavin Polone, told the Wrap at 3 a.m. According to the Times, Conan will get $32 million and be free to appear on another network in eight months. TMZ says his staff of 200 will share $7.5 million, and executive producer Jeff Ross will get a separate $4.5 million. Plus, more! "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," Polone told the Wrap. Conan's final Tonight Show will be Friday with guests Will Ferrell, Hanx, and Neil Young. The settlement carries a non-disparagement clause that will prevent the host and NBC from saying mean things about each other in the press, so he'll just have to get it all out of his system tomorrow night.

Exclusive: Conan, NBC Officially Splitsville [Wrap]
It's Done: Conan, NBC Sign Exit Agreement [TV Moe Joe/Wrap]
Conan O’Brien and NBC to Part Ways [NYT]
Conan O'Brien, NBC Reach $45Mil Settlement [TMZ]