By now you all know the drama that went down between NBC and The Tonight Show host Conan O’Brien recently, and how the host was pretty much run out of town so that former host Jay Leno could reclaim his throne.
After NBC and Conan reached an agreed upon settlement, part of the deal was that O’Brien would have to wait until Fall before reaching a deal with another network. Many fans wept as the thought of being without the funniest man of the many late night talk show hosts for such an extended period of time, but now comes word that we may just not have to wait that long.
HitFix is reporting that in order to stay fresh and in order to try and give back to his faithful plans, O’Brien is currently pondering the option to go on tour, visiting many U.S. venues and college campuses, and also possibly a run in Europe before he decides which network he wants to sign a contract with. And even though NBC now owns all of the genius Conan came up with over the years, it would still be pretty awesome so go check him out live somewhere near you.
Until this is locked and confirmed, details of what the tour would include and where it would head are not fully known yet.
When the pre-determined time period for O’Brien to remain unemployed comes to an end, no one knows where the highly-desired host will land. Word is that many places want his services, but Fox — who have been wanting to get into the late night talk show game for a while now — are the front-runners to land him. They probably also have above and beyond the money anyone else has, as well.