Thank the forces at NBC-Universal: Conan O'Brien will take over The Tonight Show in 2009, when Jay Leno will retire. When Jay Leno resigned a fat contract earlier this year, O'Brien openly wondered what that meant for his plans at NBC, especially since CBS, ABC, and FOX are looking for some late-night action, so the suits at NBC-U must have seriously hustled. Gothamist's only request is that Conan stays in New York City. There's another question that remains: Who will CBS target as David Letterman's heir apparent?

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