The end of an era. A ride on the comedy train cut short for one late night mogul. Last night, Conan O’Brien aired his final show as the host of The Tonight Show, serving for only seven months. As I told you earlier, Conan took the $40+ million deal to leave NBC provided that he does not badmouth NBC or its employees.
Jay Leno, the man whom he succeeded, will move back to his old time slot at 11:35 p.m. starting March 1. Fox has been eying CoCo since the Late Night Wars took light, but who knows, even the CW network wanted him. Conan O’Brien is allowed to move to another network, but he can’t start a new late-night show until September. Check out Conan’s final farewell as Will Ferrell performs “Free Bird” in the video below.