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FOX on Conan O'Brien -- We're Not Saying No...

1/8/2010 7:22 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Conan O'BrienConan O'Brien may have a late night option if the NBC thing doesn't work out -- TMZ has learned FOX isn't exactly backing away from the idea of bringing him to their network.

As we first reported, NBC is giving Conan the option of taking the midnight spot after Jay Leno, should he so choose.

But a source at FOX -- a logical landing point should Conan become a free agent -- tells TMZ that while they are "always interested in late night" and always "looking to bring great talent to FOX," Conan is still under contract with NBC, so FOX will "just have to see" what happens.

It's not a no.

One possible selling point FOX can make to Conan -- they can offer him an 11:00 PM time slot ... 35 full minutes before Jay or David Letterman take the air.

Stay tuned ...

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J IN SAN JOSE    

I for one cannot stand Conan. After the expensive stuff he has pulled Fox would be a big fool to take him on. If they do, please put him at a 3:00 AM slot so I don't run into him. He is already getting more than he is worth. Did anyone notice the color of his hair matches the horse?

1653 days ago
2.

justin    

screw Jay and NBC, Conan is a superior host, draws a younger audience, and has better hair. I can't wait to see how NBC f's up the Olympics. How can you have such a great thursday line-up, on such a pathetic network. You're losing viewers for years to come. Call it customer dis-loyalty, un-watching.

1659 days ago
3.

ralphie the one-eyed    

Conan = Cool

1667 days ago
4.

Keith from Detroit    

This STILL isn't good enough to cut off TMZ Live!!!

1667 days ago
5.

Pete    

I really hope he gets that 11pm slight.

1667 days ago
6.

carlitos    

thats good news...NBC is handling this all wrong...dissing connan,..

1667 days ago
7.

Mike    

Conan can go to Fox; he is not funny and we do not care for him. Leno is funny but needs to be back under his old format and skits. The new Jay Leno show is not as as good as as when Jay did the Tonight Show.

1667 days ago
8.

Kessa    

I love Conan!! I hope he takes his time to weigh his options. I think he'd do much better on a cable network where he can create a unique program -- and not one based on an outdated format. Johnny Carson is gone people. It's time to move on.

1667 days ago
9.

Hula    

Short Sided thinking Leno and Letterman may retire with in 5 years

1667 days ago
10.

ISELA    

I am sooooo sick of Jay and his face!
he isn't funny, and he's hard to look at. YOU SAID YOU WHERE GOING TO RETIRE JAY! SO GET GOING! Conan has ALWAYS been funnier and more entertaining than you, and now you're going to be greedy and take back your timeslot? I WOULDN'T WATCH YOU IF YOU WHERE ON AT 9PM! YOU'RE BORING!

GOOD LUCK CONAN! I LOVE YOU AND YOUR HUMOR AND I AM HOPING YOU TELL NBC TO F-OFF AND GO OVER TO FOX! You're fans would follow you anywhere!

1667 days ago
11.

Mike    

one-eyed,
No Connan = Fool !

1667 days ago
12.

E    

Jimmy Fallon has way more talent and a better show than both Conan and Leno--move him up, but move Carson Daily to 4am--horrible show.

1667 days ago
13.

mainfox    

This is some gangster Sh$t!

1667 days ago
14.

tiv    

I hope conan goes to fox nbc has really put the screws to him but fox needs to put him at 11;30 the news is one on all the other channels and most wont miss the news so they need to put him at 11:30 to 12:30 then he will be a hit !

1667 days ago
15.

justsayin    

Conan needs to sit tight and sue NBC for the full amount of his contract. The time slot for the tonight show is in his contract not when jay says so. Then he should go to fox and kick NBC's a** in the ratings. GO CONAN! Jay is a LOOSER and his ratings will suck no mater what time his unfunny a** is on. NBC is stupid for going along with leno. Lets hope this foolish move hurt them bad in the wallet.

1667 days ago
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