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Conan O'Brien's writing staff unhappy about TBS talk show pay cuts


UPI News Service, 08/23/2010 

Conan O'Brien's writing staff is unhappily expecting pay cuts since his new U.S. talk show will run on TBS instead of NBC, sources told the New York Post.

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O'Brien left "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" in January in a highly publicized falling-out with NBC. His as-yet-untitled TBS show is to kick off Nov. 8.

"This is no surprise," an insider told the Post about the anticipated pay cuts. "One show was broadcast network; the other is basic cable. It's a different pay scale. It's not just writers; it's everybody."

The newspaper said the Writers Guild of America is still negotiating how much O'Brien's writers will be paid for their work on the new chat series.

 

 


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