The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009–2010)

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 Himself - Host (145 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Himself - Announcer (145 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jerry Vivino ...
 Himself - The Tonight Show Band: Saxophone / ... (124 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jimmy Vivino ...
 Himself - The Tonight Show Band: Guitar / ... (124 episodes, 2009-2010)
Richie 'La Bamba' Rosenberg ...
 Himself - The Tonight Show Band: Trombone (122 episodes, 2009-2010)
Mike Merritt ...
 Himself - The Tonight Show Band: Bass (116 episodes, 2009-2010)
Mark 'Love Man' Pender ...
 Himself - The Tonight Show Band: Trumpet / ... (116 episodes, 2009-2010)
James Wormworth ...
 Himself - The Tonight Show Band: Percussion (116 episodes, 2009-2010)
Scott Healy ...
 Himself - The Tonight Show Band: Keyboards (115 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Himself - Bandleader / ... (91 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ronnie Gutierrez ...
 Himself - The Tonight Show Band: Percussion / ... (58 episodes, 2009)
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New Time. Same Hair.


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In January 2010, NBC announced that Jay Leno, host of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), from whom Conan O'Brien took over the role as host, would have his not-so-well-received The Jay Leno Show (2009) move towards the 11:35 PM time-slot and that The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) would be pushed back to the 12:05 AM time-slot. "The Tonight Show" has never aired that late during its almost 60 years on air. Furthermore, this push-back would have meant that Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009), follow-up to O'Brien's own Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993), would also have been pushed back to a later time-slot, too. When The Jay Leno Show (2009) was officially canceled and it became clear that Leno would get his own new show at 11:35 PM, O'Brien released a statement in which he made clear that he didn't like how NBC handled the situation. He also stated that he wouldn't continue hosting The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) if it was pushed back to a later time-slot. Eventually that month, it was officially announced that Leno would get "The Tonight Show" back on March 1st and that O'Brien will receive a severance payment of about $33 million from NBC. See more »

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Woman in audience: I love you Conan!
Conan O'Brien: I love you too sir.
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Conan Sets Record-Get Ready For FOX-TNT WTF
24 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I stayed up late this past Friday to watch Conan's last Tonight Show. It is his last due to the poor management of the NBC Network more than anything else. NBC has done nearly everything it could possibly do to end it's late night reign that it inherited from Johnny Carson. This might put the final nail in that coffin. Conan now has the record as the shortest tenure as Tonight host due to the nonsense of self-destruction going on at NBC.

I found this last show with Will Farrell to be a very good show. Conan bowed out with a style as defiant as anyone- his last appearance was on stage with the band, grinding on a guitar like a hard rocker behind Will Farrell singing a defiant song. This is indeed appropriate. He lost a short battle to keep Tonight to the consummate Leno the same way that Letterman did when Carson left. The decision here has everything to do with politics & nothing to do with talent.

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NBC has really messed this up, as the ratings for both Leno & Conan's Tonight had gotten better since the feud started. NBC as Leno quipped recently, doesn't care about ratings and as soon as both these shows started to soar, they acted quickly, way too quickly against their own financial interest.

I believe you will see Conan Tonight on FOX in September, unless he gets a better offer from the Home Shopping Network. I mean, Conan can sell & with his punch I am sure he could move Ginsu Knives better than most folks. If Conan does get started in September, watch for Leno & Letterman to both take a ratings hit.

I have one suggestion for TNT, since your trying to build your Late night ratings, try & talk Conan into doing Conan Tonight like Carson originally did the Tonight Show, for 90 minutes. This would give TNT the opportunity to smash into the ratings of Leno & Letterman.


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