Rumor of the minute: Network has put out a call for talent who might fill in for O’Brien
UPDATE 8:07 PM CST: NBC still isn’t commenting, but network sources are now saying there’s no truth to the notion that it’s been looking for guest hosts to fill in for Conan O’Brien. Like we said below: Chalk this up to confusion and crisis mode.
NBC may be looking for guests hosts for "The Tonight Show."
A talent rep with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap that the network is making calls to reps about possible candidates to fill in for Conan O’Brien. That person’s account couldn’t be immediately be corroborated, and may yet prove to be a by-product of the late-night confusion and crisis mode NBC is currently in.
NBC is declining comment, but has said O’Brien will host Tuesday night’s "Tonight." But if this report is true, it could be a sign the network is gearing up for full-on war with O’Brien.
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