Haiti-thon could delay Conan's farewell 'Tonight'

Conan O'Brien talks to Ben Stiller on O'Brien's second to last "Tonight Show." (Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

Inquirer staff writer David Hiltbrand reports:

Looking forward to Conan O'Brien's farewell ride on The Tonight Show this evening?

You may have to stay up later than you thought.

The show's regularly scheduled starting time of 11:35 p.m. may well be delayed by the Hope for Haiti Now telethon that will air live on NBC -- and just every other TV outlet -- beginning at 8 tonight.

If the special runs over its allotted time (and these star-studded benefits always seem to), it will push back all the programs that follow.

A spokeswoman for NBC10 confirms that, however much the Haiti telethon may spill over, the late news will run its full 30 minutes before The Tonight Show begins. The network can provide no assurance that the Hope for Haiti special will end promptly at 11 p.m.


Who do you prefer, Conan or Jay?

Wait, didn’t this whole mess start because Conan refused to consider letting The Tonight Show begin after midnight?


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