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Conan May Exit 'Tonight Show' Next Week; NBC Reveals Post-'Leno' Schedule

by Andrew Scott, posted Jan 14th 2010 3:40PM
Conan O'BrienNBC's late-night drama continues today, as PEOPLE is reporting that 'The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien' will likely end next week, on Jan. 22.

"Conan does not currently plan on doing any more new shows after next week," a source said.

NBC declined to comment.

This latest development comes on the heels of an earlier report from ESPN's Bill Simmons, who tweeted, "Next week is Conan's final week hosting the Tonight Show. His staff is trying to book big guests so he goes out with a bang. It's true."Conan O'BrienNBC's late-night drama continues today, as PEOPLE is reporting that 'The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien' will likely end next week, on Jan. 22.

"Conan does not currently plan on doing any more new shows after next week," a source said.

NBC declined to comment.

This latest development comes on the heels of an earlier report from ESPN's Bill Simmons, who tweeted, "Next week is Conan's final week hosting the Tonight Show. His staff is trying to book big guests so he goes out with a bang. It's true."

TMZ also reported this afternoon that NBC had reached a new deal with Leno that would bring him back to late-night, which was quickly denied by sources from the network.

In the meantime, NBC is at least putting some plans into motion. According to the Live Feed, the network has announced its official post-'Jay Leno Show' schedule, which includes the premiere of 'Parenthood' (Mar. 2) and the return of the critically-acclaimed drama 'Friday Night Lights' (Apr. 30). NBC will also add a number of newbie reality series, including 'The Marriage Ref,' starring Jerry Seinfeld, and 'Minute to Win It.'

Among the notable head-scratchers: Wednesdays at 9PM, during which the network will air repeats of 'Law & Order: SVU,' beginning Mar. 3. This will be followed by original episodes of the drama at 10PM.

Full schedule, courtesy of the Live Feed:

MONDAYS
8-9 p.m. -- "Chuck"
9-10 p.m. -- "Trauma" (beginning March 8)
10-11 p.m. –"Law & Order" (returns March 1 with two-hour episode, 9-11 p.m. (ET); resumes in regular time slot Mar. 8)

TUESDAYS
8-10 p.m. – "The Biggest Loser"
10-11 p.m. – "PARENTHOOD" (premieres Mar. 2)

WEDNESDAYS

8-9 p.m. – "Mercy"
9-10 p.m. – "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (encores beginning Mar. 3)
10-11 p.m. – "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (originals beginning Mar. 3)

THURSDAYS
8-8:30 p.m. – "Community"
8:30-9 p.m. – "Parks and Recreation"
9-9:30 p.m. – "The Office"
9:30-10 p.m. – "30 Rock"
10-11 p.m. – "THE MARRIAGE REF" (premieres Mar. 4; sneak preview Feb. 28)

FRIDAYS
8-9 p.m. – "WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?" (premieres Mar. 5; "Friday Night Lights" returns on Apr. 30)
9-11 p.m. – "Dateline NBC" (begins March 5)

SATURDAYS (all beginning Mar. 6)
8-9 p.m. – "The Biggest Loser" (encore episode)
9-10 p.m. – "Law & Order" (encore episode)
10-11 p.m. – "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (encore episode)

SUNDAYS (all beginning Mar. 14)
7-8 p.m. – "Dateline NBC"
8-9 p.m. – "MINUTE TO WIN IT" (premieres Mar. 14)
9-11 p.m. -- "The Celebrity Apprentice" (season premiere Mar. 14)

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