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NBC: We Love Conan

It’s statement #2 from NBC today …

Statement No. 2 from NBC today regarding the Crisis in Late Night (the network unofficially issued another talking point declaring Leno’s show wasn’t toast, but it technically wasn’t a statement, so….)

This is in response to speculation that O’Brien may end up bolting the network if it decides to push "The Tonight Show" back to midnight  — or later — in order to make room for Jay Leno at 11:35 p.m.

"We have the best comedy team in the business. We remain committed to keeping Conan O’Brien on NBC. He is a valued part of our late-night line-up, as he has been for more than 16 years and is one of the most respected entertainers on television."