But instead of consulting Conan O'Brien, who currently HAS the 11:30 p.m. spot, they just announce that they are going to bump Conan to 12:30, and the guys after him (Jimmy Fallon and Carson Daly) to the absurd times of 1:30 and 2:30 a.m. I may not have these times exact but you get what is happening...
Well, Conan said to hell with that and refused to budge. I guess these guys have all signed CONTRACTS anyway, so NBC found itself in a real pickle. They either ditch Jay or Conan. They picked Conan.
So Conan is taking $45 million ($45 fucking million!) from NBC to go away as of Friday, and it came out today that Neil Young will be his final musical guest, which is the real point of this post. As for what is the right decision, I don't watch late night so I don't know/care. The few times I have seen Leno he seems OK but not that funny. Conan wrote for the Simpsons and is generally a little crazier so I like him better for those reasons. Whatever.
In the meantime, and this is classic, Conan can do whatever the hell he wants until Friday's last show and is pretty much doing so. Check this out: