January 18, 2010

TV TimeZ

NBC and The Tonight Show host Conan O'Brien continued their talks over the weekend concerning O'Brien's exit settlement with an agreement set to be announced soon. O'Brien had a guaranteed contract for another two and a half years, valued at an apparent $10 million to $20 million per year. O'Brien is likely to get a settlement from NBC valued at more than $30 million. Other negotiated terms include allowing O'Brien to debut a new show on another network, perhaps as early as September. O'Brien may host The Tonight Show only through this week.

This Friday at 8p, eleven broadcast and cable networks will televise a two-hour telethon, Hope for Haiti to benefit victims of last week's earthquake. ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT will air the special in the US and MTV Networks International, CNN International and National Geographic channels will air it worldwide. Hope for Haiti, hosted by George Clooney, the Haitian-American musician Wyclef Jean and CNN's Anderson Cooper, will feature about twelve other celebrities.

ABC: The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love, Castle
CBS: How I Met Your Mother, Accidentally on Purpose, Two and a Half Men, Big Bang Theory, CSI Miami
CW: One Tree Hill, Life Unexpected [p ]
FOX: 24
NBC: Chuck, Heroes, Jay Leno Show