The Conan O'Brien era at The Tonight Show is close to coming to an official end as the pasty host and NBC near a deal that pays him $40 million to walk away from the network. According to the Wall Street Journal, the agreement would allow Conan to land another TV job within the next year and prohibits him from saying mean things about his soon-to-be former NBC bosses. A very sensitive told Jeff Zucker told the Journal, "We were not surprised that Conan was disappointed in having his show back up a half hour. But we were very surprised and disappointed at how nasty it turned." Sounds like the poor guy had his feelings hurt.
NBC to Pay $40 Million to Show Conan O'Brien the Door [WSJ]