In 2004, NBC announced Conan O’Brien would take over for Jay Leno as host of ‘the Tonight Show’ in 2009, and on June 1st, after 16 years hosting ‘Late Night’, that’s what he did.
Three months after that NBC decided they were just kidding and moved Leno back in front of Conan to do the same show he had always done. That failed miserably, and so yesterday they announced they’re moving Leno back to 11:30. As you might imagine, Conan is just thrilled. The New York Post says…
(Conan) has “many options,” including a move to Fox, which for years has been looking to create its own late-night show.
In fact, he has already spoken with Fox, The Wall Street Journal’s Web site reported last night.
“This level of sh- – -iness was not expected,” one source said.
“He’s done a great job for NBC. He moved his entire staff, he moved his family to LA. And five months later, they repay him like this?”
What is Conan’s deal? NBC is putting everything back. That’s how life works. Just like how if you cut yourself you can run the blade backwards over the cut and it will seal up, or if you have a baby and it sucks you can shove it back in the uterus. Ta-da! What baby? I don’t see a baby!