Sources tell me that Conan O’Brien’s deal to exit NBC is “very close” to being signed. “The lawyers are almost finished,” the source says.
The deal would likely allow O’Brien to finish his stint on “The Tonight Show” next Friday. After that, O’Brien will be free to negotiate a deal elsewhere. Although a deal with Fox remains a question mark, another source close to the situation did concede, “Kevin Reilly loves Conan.”
Contrary to fevered reports, no agreements have been signed.