Conan O’Brien getting $40 million to leave NBC, sharing it with staff

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 19, 2010 8:12 am

Conan O’Brien and NBC are reportedly very close to signing a deal that would give Conan $40 million to leave NBC and stop speaking poorly of it. The contract also says that he can end up on another network in less than a year. Originally, it was thought he would have to not work for the two-plus years he had left on his original contract–so it seems he “won” on that end.

As for his staff that moved out to LA only to become unemployed, our reports indicate that $8 of the $40 million is reserved for them. Not sure exactly how many are on staff, but hopefully that will be enough to tide everyone over until the job market opens up a bit.