It Happened: NBC Signs Jay Leno to Hourlong Tonight Show
The writing has been on the wall for Conan O'Brien this week, but that won't make this news any sweeter for him to hear: TMZ is reporting that NBC and Jay Leno just signed a deal to give Leno back The Tonight Show. For a full hour.
The news comes just hours after Hollywood buzz had O'Brien booking guests for a farewell tour next week.
So, to recap: Leno's taken back O'Brien's show and timeslot, and there's still no word on where O'Brien will go next -- or whether NBC will keep him on ice as part of what will presumably be a hefty payout.