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