The New York Post claims that Conan is prepared to leave NBC after the network’s decision to move Jay Leno back to 11:30. Want to read everything you’re already thinking, but in the form of someone else’s quotes? Here you go:
The peacock ruffled Conan O’Brien’s feathers — and now he’s ready to fly the coop.
The “Tonight Show” host feels like the redheaded stepchild of late-night TV after NBC’s abrupt decision to cancel Jay Leno’s 10 p.m. experiment after just five months — and return the car-loving comic to O’Brien’s coveted 11:35 p.m. slot.
“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?”
As it stands now, the source said, “Conan would be happier somewhere else.”
The pompadoured host 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.
Doesn’t sound like there’s anything conclusive here, or anything we couldn’t have already guessed — was their “source” actually just anyone’s basic deductive ability? I really just wanted to link to this because the headline was “Just Call Him Conan O’Flyin'” Hehehehe. Conan O’Flyin’. Almost makes the whole situation worth it, in a “not really worth it” kind of way.
Just give me a network and a time when this whole thing’s resolved so I can resume watching Conan, after being sure to watch the first couple minutes of Leno’s again-reformatted show prepared to scoff at it then having my scoff immediately justified. Thanks.