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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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16.

Earl, My name is    

Can't be any worse than 1 GUY 1 JAR...

1694 days ago
17.

whatever    

AND this is the big news? That FOX is interested in Conan...I could have told you that. I'm still waiting for the BIG news that interrupted the live show. This is what happens when Harvey takes a day off.

1694 days ago
18.

Mike    

Conan can go and Fox himself. He is a no talent fox.

1694 days ago
19.

Abdulla Jafar    

O'Reilly Akbar!!!!
O'Reilly Akbar!!!!
O'Reilly Akbar!!!!
O'Reilly Akbar!!!!

1694 days ago
20.

Pittsburgh Storm    

Conan is way funnier than Leno. Leno's new time and format is better than the old one. I like the new Leno format and time. If he moves to 11:30, then he's not worth staying up to watch. I WILL stay up for Conan though. They should keep it the way it is. NBC...idiots. If they make these changes, then Conan should move to Fox. I'll watch him there and so will a million other young adults. So long NBC...

Conan...you rock and are hilarious! I hope it works the way you want it.

1694 days ago
21.

Hates Conan like crap    

Conan---go to Fox.

I don't watch your shi**y show anyway, so good riddance to you.

1694 days ago
22.

kimstown    

TMZ comes on at 10:00 pm central here , so what will happen with the show ? If he moves to Fox .

1694 days ago
23.

buh-bye weiner party!    

Conan would be better suited for the LOGO network, since his show is basically all guys all the time. A misogynistic show that hates women, hosted by a pasty-faced fop like Conan would be perfect for the gay audience.

1694 days ago
24.

Hates Conan like crap    

Hey ISELA, you moron. Produce one shred of evidence that Jay Leno ever said he was going to retire. Go on. I dare you.

Oh, you can't? What a surprise, dildo breath.

1694 days ago
25.

Conan Rules    

I will Conan whereever he goes. NBC is screwing him. Screw NBC.

1694 days ago
26.

Buster    

Make em bleed Conan. I would definitely go to Fox. Tell Zucker to Zuck it.

1694 days ago
27.

Kay in San Diego    

Who really watches these shows? I don't think TMZ followers do so it was stupid to cut off TMZ Live if this was the big news. Also you wasted a good 10 minutes on the your physical size and stool business. Mike, quit talking about how you look, we see you and obviously aren't dwelling on your looks, just what comes out of your mouth. Get back to the business of TMZ Live.

1694 days ago
28.

xxx    

Conan would be a good fit for the Family Guy/Simpsons type of crowd that Fox has (especially since he wrote for the Simpsons). Better yet...Adult Swim step up and make an offer!

1694 days ago
29.

Deetch    

Conehead should take the FOX gig @ 11pm......

He'll need the 1/2 hour headstart before Leno and Letterman blow right by him AGAIN!!!!!

1694 days ago
30.

iwanttoholdyourbigtits    

Like I said, Conan goes to FOX and gets paid a gazillion bucks for the early out by NBC and to join FOX.

Either way, Letterman, Leno, Obrien should come up with a better format.....less mind-numbing tv and something with a bit more edge and interesting.

Letterman is just boring and hasnt done anything interesting.
Leno has his schtick but gets out and makes it a little entertaining.
Conan is just a nerd and quirky in a bad way and doesnt quite fit in to the West Coast scene. Start fresh with something new man.

Put me in charge!!!

1694 days ago
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