Conan’s ‘Tonight Show’ Feels Emmy Love As Leno Is Overlooked

It’s Conan 4, Jay 0! If you’re keeping score, that’s the tally of Emmy Award nominations for the short-lived “Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” versus “The Jay Leno Show,” NBC’s even shorter-lived experiment with a nightly prime-time variety/talk show. What a huge embarrassment for NBC. The network yanked Conan’s “The Tonight Show” in January, just […]

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And the Emmy Nominees Are…

BY: Lynn Elber LOS ANGELES – ‘Glee,’ the spunky TV musical comedy about high school misfits and the teachers who shepherd them, was a top Emmy nominee Thursday with 19 bids, including for best comedy series and stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele. The leading nominee was the gritty, unsparing World War II drama, ‘The […]

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Conan’s ’60 Minutes’ Q&A Tops Ratings – Watch It Here

Conan O’Brien’s first television appearance since being relieved of his ‘Tonight Show’ command drew quite a crowd, leading ’60 Minutes’ to win the night with an audience of 13.3 million total viewers. In fact, the second half-hour – during which ’60 Minutes’ aired the Conan Q&A – delivered in excess of 14 million viewers. In […]

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Conan O’Brien To Break His Silence on ’60 Minutes’

Conan O’Brien will give his first après-‘Tonight Show‘ interview to CBS’ Steve Kroft, for a ‘60 Minutes‘ segment airing this Sunday, May 2. Conan Returns To L.A., Skewers Old Bosses Per the terms of O’Brien’s exit agreement with NBC, he was barred from appearing on TV to discuss his not-so-amicable split from ‘The Tonight Show’ […]

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Report: Conan Was Cheaper to Lose Than Leno

It should come as no surprise that money played a big factor in NBC’s decision to boot Conan O’Brien from its late-night lineup — O’Brien’s $32.5 million severance package is a pittance when compared to the reportedly $150 million NBC would have had to pay Jay Leno had his contract been tossed out. Seems Leno […]

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O’Brien, Now a ‘Free Bird,’ Keeps It Classy on Last ‘Tonight Show’

Conan O’Brien ended his seven-month stint as host of ‘The Tonight Show‘ Friday night, and, in doing so, he cemented himself as one of the classiest, most impressive entertainers today. O’Brien took the stage to an uproar of nearly unstoppable cheering, which, in all his self-deprecating humor, he said would “have to last me a […]

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Kimmel Spoof: Ken Burns’ Late-Night War

Director Ken Burns missed the mark by tackling national parks in his latest PBS series. Had the director of such documentaries as ‘The Civil War’ and ‘Baseball’ consulted Jimmy Kimmel, he might have realized that NBC’s late-night war was ripe for the picking. ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live‘ spoofed Burns and his recognizable documentary style in […]

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