BREAKING NEWS: Conan O'Brien Officially Leaves NBC With $32 Million Payout

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It’s finally over.

The Conan O’Brien and Jay Leno fiasco has finally reached its undramatic conclusion as Conan O’Brien has officially left NBC allowing Jay Leno to reclaim his 11:35 PM timeslot.

The official announcement is expected anytime this morning as Conan signed an agreement early Thursday to part ways officially, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The deal is expected to include a payout of about $32 million for Mr. O’Brien and about $12 million for his staff. It is also believed to include a nondisparagement clause, both for the 46-year-old comedian and NBC. The deal has been said to include a provision that would bar or limit Mr. OBrien from appearing on other shows or hosting his own show for a period of time, according to people familiar with the negotiations. It is expected that this will last until the Fall when O’Brien will debut at Fox.

Credit: Wall Street Journal

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