Jay Leno: I Have No Animosity Toward Conan O'Brien

Entertainment Jan. 19, 2010 AT 11:43AM

Jay Leno tried to make nice with Conan O'Brien on his Jay Leno Show Monday night.

"It looks like we might be back at 11:30. I'm not sure. I don't know," Leno, 59, said in his opening monologue. “But through all this -- Conan O'Brien has been a gentlemen. He’s a good guy. I have no animosity towards him.

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Continued Leno, "This is all business. If you don’t get the ratings, they take you off the air...You can do almost anything. You get ratings, they keep you. I don't get ratings he wants. That was NBC's solution. It didn't work, so we might have an answer for you tomorrow."

Leno still took a swipe at NBC.

"Good news for NBC -- Conan O'Brien and I won a Golden Globe for best late night drama, I'm very excited about that," Leno said. "In fact, CBS is now developing a sitcom about the troubles at NBC. It's called Two Men and a Half-Assed Network."

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O'Brien has remained light-hearted about the situation.

"A lot of papers are reporting that I am now legally prohibited from saying anything negative about NBC. So good night ladies and gentlemen, it's been a great show," O'Brien joked at the top of the show Monday. "Of course, this has been a stunning couple of days for me. It's a bit hard to accept that soon I won't have a show, but [Jersey Shore cast members] Snooki and The Situation will."

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