The top bookmaker Paddy Power Sportsbook is presenting short odds of 2/1 that Conan O’Brien will resign as host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” before June 2010.
O’Brien, who took over hosting the show from Jay Leno last year, is not pleased with the networks decision to shift the program to an after-midnight schedule making way for the return of the Jay Leno Show.
The bookmaker is also providing several odds on which network O’Brien could move to if he quits NBC. According to their odds of 11/8 it is most certain for the 46 year-old broadcaster cum comedian to join ex-Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin in the job of Rupert Murdoch over at Fox entertainment. Also on the bookies nomination list are ABC at 2/1, CBS at 3/1 and MyNetworkTV at 5/1.
Paddy Power stated that from Conan O’Brien’s point of view it must be a real kick to have the show moved past midnight where the sun don’t shine. I wouldn’t be surprised if he quit and says farewell to NBC.
Tonight Show Betting
2/1 Conan O’Brien to quit ‘The Tonight Show’ before June 2010
What network will Conan O’Brien shift to?
12/1 The CW