NBC canned Conan, but Twitter Tracker lives on at the Olympics |True/Slant
Remember when right in the heart of Late Night Wars II: Jay vs. Conan, NBC's Dick Ebersol trashed O'Brien in the New York Times? Ebersol is "chairman" of NBC Universal Sports. Conan had a pretty funny bit called "Twitter Tracker," a sort of death-metal voice-over recap of some very bland celebrity Tweets, unworthy of the attention bestowed on them. It was a wry commentary about celebrity, probably eight levels above Ebersol's head. It was also one of many of Conan's late night ideas that Ebersol... [Read More]
Conan O'Brien may take show on the road for live tour | NY Daily News
The former "Tonight" host, whose exit deal barred him from TV appearances for several months, is weighing a tour that would take him directly to his fans, according to a person familiar with the proposal. Details are unsettled, the person said, but O'Brien may perform live at U.S. venues, including college campuses, or head to Europe. [Read More]
Conan's 'Tonight Show' contract reveals NBC DID define 'Tonight' as the series that airs at 11:35 | THR
"we've finally tracked down a copy of the O'Brien contract, and -- lo and behold -- NBC did define "Tonight" as the series that airs at 11:35 as far back as 2002." [Read More]
Are Conan O'Brien and Fox a good match? Yes, but.. | TV Barn
At best Fox's response to Conan at this very preliminary stage can be described as "Yes, but.." The terms will have to be more favorable to Fox, the affiliates will need to be fully behind it, and the show must be right for Fox. [Read More]
Joan Rivers Thinks Conan Lucked Out and Leno Isn't Funny (video interview) | Vanity Fair
She's out at Sundance for her new documentary about her life, A Piece of Work, and spoke with West Coast editor Krista Smith about why Leno isn't funny and why Conan should be grateful to have been fired by NBC. [Read More]
Jay Leno brushes off digs from Conan O'Brien on Oprah Thursday
Leno told Oprah Winfrey in an interview to be aired on Thursday that he had not spoken to O'Brien since the public spat erupted because it "didn't seem appropriate". [Read More]
NBC, Conan O'Brien back in business with hourlong pilot | THR
Conan O'Brien is getting "Justice" at NBC after all. Days after the network severed ties with O'Brien as host of "The Tonight Show," it picked up an hourlong pilot from O'Brien's production company, Conaco. The untitled O'Brien project, known as "Justice," was written by John Eisendrath. Described as a new take on a law show with a larger-than-life character at the center, it follows an ex-Supreme Court justice who quits the Court to start his own legal practice. [Read More]
Conan O'Brien Mulling Cable As FX, USA, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime Put Out Feelers | Business Insider
Several cable channels including USA, TNT/TBS, Comedy Central, HBO and Showtime, have reportedly been wooing Conan to come to their network. [Read More]
Fans line up as Conan O'Brien makes $45 million exit | The Christian Science Monitor
Conan O'Brien tapes his last 'Tonight Show' Friday after settling on a $45 million severance package from NBC. But the surge in support - and ratings - for the red-headed comedian suggests that broadcast television is out of touch with public tastes in comedy, say media analysts. [Read More]