Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 2:49 am

(WIREUPDATE) — Former staff members of the “Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” have been informed that their possible Emmy win will not be televised on primetime television.

Two weeks ago when the Emmy nominations were announced one of the most shocking announcements came in the “Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series” category. The now cancelled “Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” was nominated in the category, while the sameprogram with host Jay Leno was snubbed.

“Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” writer Dean Cole tweeted the staff were informed their Emmy category won’t be televised during the primetime program. “NOT ‘NBC’ but the powers that be has sent us an email saying that the category we are nominated for will not be televised this year! really?”

Conan O’Brien’s final broadcast as “Tonight Show” host was on January 22, 2010.

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TV Host Conan O'Brien performs his Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour at the Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort on May 1, 2010 in Las Vegas (photo by ST / Meet The Famous) Photo via Newscom

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