Conan O'Brien will formally relinquish the reins of The Tonight Show tomorrow in what will be his final broadcast as host of the late night institution and a franchise that has struggled in the ratings throughout O'Brien's tenure as host.
Charlie Sheen's wife Brooke Mueller has been rushed to the intensive care unit at a southern California hospital as a result of a 105-degree fever, a dangerous medical situation brought about by an infected wisdom tooth that had previously been operated on shortly before Mueller was admitted to the hospital.
In not so many words, Conan O'Brien has effectively told NBC that he won't do a 12:05 "Tonight Show."
The red-headed comedian who has struggled in the ratings since taking over Jay Leno's Tonight Show seven months ago, issued the following statement regarding the ugly predicament that has befallen late night TV.
NBC confirmed yesterday that The Jay Leno Show is done.
At least at 10:00 pm EST. All signs point to Leno returning to his old 11:35 pm EST time slot after the Winter Olympics next month.
The problem for Conan O'Brien, however, is that the red-headed comic who has struggled to keep his Tonight Show ratings up, will also be moving to a new time slot - that is, of course, if he wants to remain on NBC in late night.