Conan Exit Deal Done: $40 Million To Shut Up And Go Away


Conan’s severance deal is nearly done, says the WSJ: He’ll get $40 million to stop trashing NBC brass and get lost.  He can start working again within a year.

Conan O’Brien is close to signing a nearly $40 million agreement to walk away from his dream job hosting NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” bringing down the curtain on one of the entertainment industry’s biggest programming debacles.

The comedian’s exit, expected to be finalised as early as Monday evening, agreement prohibits Mr. O’Brien from bad-mouthing his former NBC bosses, according to people familiar with the matter, but paves the way for him to land another TV gig within a year.

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