Conan O’Brien isn’t sure just yet.
Photographers asked the funnyman — who might leave NBC in wake of the network’s pending late night shake-up — about his future in Los Angeles Sunday, but Conan kept his comedic poker face up, even in tough times.
“You never know, you never know what’s going to happen,” O’Brien said. “I want you guys to have a good day, I want you to enjoy yourselves, I want you to use SPF 50.”
As RadarOnline.com reported earlier, a source told the NY Post on Monday that O’Brien “would be happier somewhere else” after NBC officially cancelled Jay Leno‘s ill-fated variety show Sunday, and announced that next month, it will install Leno back in the 11:35 p.m. EST slot, but will trim the show to 35 minutes. NBC’s plan would have O’Brien still hosting The Tonight Show, but its start would be pushed to 12:05 a.m. EST, after Leno.
Jimmy Fallon’s talk show would start even later — at 1:05 a.m. EST.
The last Jay Leno Show at 10 p.m. EST would be on February 12 when that time slot is taken over by the start of the Winter Olympics.
“He’s done a great job for NBC,” the source told the Post. “He moved his entire staff, he moved his family to LA. And five months later, they repay him like this?”
Fox looks to be a prime destination for O’Brien, who, according to The Wall Street Journal, has talked to the network about developing a show for him there.
All was mum from Conan’s camp Sunday, according to his rep Leslee Dart, who told the paper: “Conan has made no decisions yet.”