After all that, the official end to NBC’s relationship with Conan O’Brien comes via a three-sentence statement.
The statement puts the official stamp on O’Brien’s exit from “The Tonight Show” and the network, confirming that his last show will be Friday (Jan. 22). He’ll be free to seek work elsewhere come fall.
Here’s the statement in its entirety:
“NBC and Conan O’Brien have reached a resolution of the issues surrounding O’Brien’s contract to host ‘The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.’
“Under terms of an agreement that was signed earlier today, NBC and O’Brien will settle their contractual obligations and the network will release O’Brien from his contract, freeing him to pursue other opportunities after September 1, 2010.
“O’Brien will make his final appearance as host of “The Tonight Show” on January 22. “
So that’s it. Your thoughts?