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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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46.

Saultxyca    

Conan never earned his chops on the standup circuit — and it shows.

1561 days ago
47.

Saultxyca    

Letterman never looked so good ... + Craiggy = they now own the midnight comedy-variety zone, thanks to NBC (Nitwit Broadcasting Corp.).

1561 days ago
48.

dee    

Weather you like Conan or not, NBC gave him an offer, he accepted, packed up his home in the east coast and brought his family out to L.A…. and now NBC wants to take it back, because Jay is not doing good on his 10 o’clock slot. Shame on you NBC!!!! The way I see it is Jay has an older audience (they get to bed early) and Conan has a young audience (they stay up late). If I were NBC I’d give Jay a shot on daytime (Oprah is leaving at the end of the year).

1561 days ago
49.

moveover    

The suits at NBC should step up, grow some gonads and admit that the whole idea of giving the Tonight Show to Conan was ill-conceived from the beginning. For his little group of followers who like immature slap-stick ... put him on again at 1 or 2 in the morning somewhere ... and look for the RIGHT person to take over the Tonight Show.

1561 days ago
50.

majcm    

What has Leno got on NBC? He must have some major dirt or they wouldn't be cow-towing to an unfunny jerk like him. Conan is a million times funnier & more original. All Leno has is his "Headlines" spot that is funny..and someone else makes those errors and someone else sends them in. ANYONE could do what Leno does with it.

Conan, move to Fox and make NBC pay off your contract! I would tell them to F-off right now! Don't tape one more show & let them deal with the empty air till Saint Jay is ready to move back. Oh, and our local FOX affiliate shows local news at 10:00 to 11:00, so the 11:00 time slot would be PERFECT! Go Conan!!!

1561 days ago
51.

CJ    

To me Conan was always funnier than all of them...Specially Jay cause Jay is just to scripted...I think Conan would be better off leaving and doing his own show whether it be talk show are something totally different ether way Jay sucks and moving the schedule isn't gonna give him better ratings.

1561 days ago
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majcm    

Why does the TMZ site take so long to load in and so long to advance pages???? It's irritating!

1561 days ago
53.

UGGGGHHH    

CONAN IS NOT FUNNY AT ALL. HE GAGS ME. I NEW HE WOULDN'T LAST. NBC LOST MILLIONS WHEN THEY HIRED HIM FOR THE TONIGHT SHOW. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

RATINGS WERE AND ARE WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY DOWN.

GOOD RIDDANCE CONANT OBRIEN. YOU WERE NEVER FUNNY TO BEGIN WITH.

LENO ROCKS! LOVE YOU JAY .

TMZ, GREAT JOB. YOU ALWAYS GET THE STORIES FIRST.

1561 days ago
56.

john johnson    

heres the thing............if conan's ratings sucked on nbc, then why the hell would fox invest millions of dollars to bring him to their network for it to happen again???? they 're better off bringing in wanda sykes, and she sucks too.

1561 days ago
57.

Better Than You    

Conan must not only think of himself...

He must think of his staff.

Most of his loyal staffers from NYC, followed him to LA for this transition.

I do hope all those people are taken proper care of.

1561 days ago
58.

steve    

of course fox would take Conan. the question is what will CONAN decide to do.

this situation kind of sucks for him more than anyone, and he deserves it least.

The real winner in all of this is letterman, ratings wise.

1561 days ago
59.

Better Than You    

To john johnson #65:

Conan's poor Tonight Show ratings are partially to blame due to Jay Leno's craptacular 10pm show, making people switch NBC off, before Conan's show even begins.

Jay's 10pm show sucked so badly, that people wouldn't even watch that stations 11pm newscast anymore!

1561 days ago
60.

steve    

"64. Lefy Conan and all his lefty idiot fans watching an admittedly right wing station? That ain't gonna work out too well.

Leave Left Conan to NBC, ABC, CBS or one of the other lefty stations. Put Conan on FOX and all the little lefty idiot fans of his will have their heads explode when subjected to facts, fiscal responsibility and responsibility for self instead of the welfare state that NBC, ABC, CBS espouse.

Posted at 7:25PM on Jan 8th 2010 by trailor"



you are a real f%$King idiot, trailor

1561 days ago
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