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Old 04-23-03, 07:42 PM
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Question about Late Night w/ Conan.......

I know I've heard an answer to this question before, but I must've forgot.

Why does Conan only do 4 shows a week? His Monday shows are always reruns, while the Tuesday-Friday shows are new.
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A good contract?
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A good contract?
I think that has something to do with it. He has a house in Connecticut, so I'm sure he makes weekend trips up there.
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Driving to a house in Connecticut from Rockefeller Center can be just like a drive across town in Phoenix. Letterman used to commute daily.

I'm betting long weekends.
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White Stripes on this entire week! Conan is God!
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Driving to a house in Connecticut from Rockefeller Center can be just like a drive across town in Phoenix. Letterman used to commute daily.

I'm betting long weekends.
That's my guess too, but it defies logic.
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"The Chicago trip has a slightly giddy air to it. After two straight years of mostly lukewarm notices, the press has started to remark on a more confident and consistent show and host. And after two straight years of predictions of his demise, O'Brien--who used to be famous for being obscure--has just received the longest contract extension of his tenuous television career, one that will give his show Mondays off and keep him on the air through next September. (Reruns of the show will air on Monday nights.) It's hardly tenure, but previously NBC had mostly signaled its approval in even smaller dollops, renewing him here for 13 weeks, there for another 13.

"I'd be crazy if I said I was completely comfortable with that," O'Brien says later. "But it's like asking a ballplayer, `When you first replaced Willie Mays from complete obscurity, were you comfortable with the fact that you weren't sure whether you were going to get picked up for next season? They're gonna wait and see because they can. Who's gonna give me a five-year deal? That would be crazy."

Still, the extra breathing room "helps on some subliminal level," O'Brien says. "There was a while there where I was really in a spot and now I'm not."

Going on location

Using the new time off on Monday for one of its intended purposes, he and crew have flown to Chicago to tape segments that will appear on Thursday's edition of the weeknightly show (11:30 p.m., WMAQ-Ch. 5)."
http://nbckicks.tripod.com/survive.html
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"The Chicago trip has a slightly giddy air to it. After two straight years of mostly lukewarm notices, the press has started to remark on a more confident and consistent show and host. And after two straight years of predictions of his demise, O'Brien--who used to be famous for being obscure--has just received the longest contract extension of his tenuous television career, one that will give his show Mondays off and keep him on the air through next September. (Reruns of the show will air on Monday nights.) It's hardly tenure, but previously NBC had mostly signaled its approval in even smaller dollops, renewing him here for 13 weeks, there for another 13.

"I'd be crazy if I said I was completely comfortable with that," O'Brien says later. "But it's like asking a ballplayer, `When you first replaced Willie Mays from complete obscurity, were you comfortable with the fact that you weren't sure whether you were going to get picked up for next season? They're gonna wait and see because they can. Who's gonna give me a five-year deal? That would be crazy."

Still, the extra breathing room "helps on some subliminal level," O'Brien says. "There was a while there where I was really in a spot and now I'm not."

Going on location

Using the new time off on Monday for one of its intended purposes, he and crew have flown to Chicago to tape segments that will appear on Thursday's edition of the weeknightly show (11:30 p.m., WMAQ-Ch. 5)."
http://nbckicks.tripod.com/survive.html
Thanks for the link, X. Incidentally, I think his contract extension was in the range of $10-$12 million a year.
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Thanks for the link, X. Incidentally, I think his contract extension was in the range of $10-$12 million a year.
Now he might upgrade from the Taurus.
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Originally posted by Alyoshka
Now he might upgrade from the Taurus.


Or those Sears suits and ties he always wears.
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