NBC has come to a $43 million agreement with Conan O’Brien to return the Tonight Show to Jay Leno. Conan took the Tonight Show from Jay just 7 months ago.

Conan will see $33 million of the $45 million exit deal, the rest will go to his 200-strong staff. His final show will be this Friday with Tom Hanks, Will Ferrell and musical guest Neil Young.

Leno will return to the Tonight Show on March 1. There is no news on where Conan will go from here but he will be free to return to TV in September.

Who do you prefer as the Tonight Show host?

  • Conan O'Brien (67%)
  • Jay Leno (18%)
  • Sleep (15%)
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