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Conan O'Brien to do last 'Tonight' show Friday





















NEW YORK, N.Y. - Conan O'Brien will end his seven-month stint on the "Tonight" show tomorrow with guests Tom Hanks, Will Ferrell and Neil Young.
     
NBC announced today it reached a $45 million deal with O'Brien. He'll get more than $33 million and the rest will be severance for his 200-member staff.
     
Joking about his push for the staff severance package, O'Brien said last night, "At first they thought I was gullible. They said the staff would be taken to a big farm, where they'd be allowed to run free forever."
     
Leno will return to "Tonight," the show he hosted for 17 years, on March 1st.
     
NBC says O'Brien will be free to begin another TV job as soon as September. There's no word where he'll go.

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