Since losing “The Tonight Show” and getting replaced by Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien has stayed off of television as a result of his contract with NBC, though he’s been making quite a splash on Twitter. Last night he appeared on “60 Minutes” and you can see the video above.
In many ways, I think all will work out fine for Conan. His new show on TBS will be perfect for him. Of course it must hurt to lose “The Tonight Show,” but he may be better off on a cable network as he won’t have the pressure to alter his style for a wider, mainstream audience.
Conan’s main point is that he wouldn’t have taken back the show if he had handed it off to someone, and in that respect he has a great point. Leno may have been forced out too soon, but he then took the show back. Not his best moment . . .