Conan-NBC 'Divorce Deal' ThisClose

O'Brien's final Tonight to air Friday
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2010 3:03 AM CST

Conan O'Brien and NBC are close to a final "divorce" agreement that will eject O'Brien as Tonight Show host—and there won't be a last-minute reconciliation, sources tell the Wrap. "All major issues" have been settled, said a source, including contract payments due O'Brien. Fox's entertainment chief Peter Rice, meanwhile, reiterated his network's desire to pick up Conan. The final Tonight featuring O'Brien will likely air Friday.
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