This article is from the Conan O'Brien FAQ, by Joseph Gebis email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
While it is true that Conan's future was not safe until recently,
Conan is now in little danger of being cancelled. As shown above, "Late
Night" has been doing consistently well in the ratings even in the face
of the increasing competition. NBC has expressed support for the show,
bolstered by the felling of competitors like Jon Stewart and Stephanie
Miller. The return to the four day schedule, to give Conan more time to
tape remote and pre-taped segments, is a great show of confidence by the
network. Conan has just been given a year-long contract extension to the
end of 1997. In addition, the show has begun to do yearly anniversary
specials and the writing staff was nominated for an Emmy.