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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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Poor Conan. He moved all the way to L.A. just to get screwed by NBC.

1756 days ago

He's just another Idiot    

#137, you are so right! Conan threatened to leave NBC unless he got the Tonight Show. So NBC , because of Leno's contract kept Leno for 5 years, then turned The Tonight Show over to Conan. Any Idiot could see that wouldn't work. Conan is NOT entertaining and is a Big Bore. I'm eager to see Leno back on The Tonight Show where he belongs. Maybe Conan might appeal to younger people but older people have the money to spend. NBC goofed!

1756 days ago

He's just another Idiot    

People in Hollywood have always said that Jay Leno is the nicest person in Show Business. He was gracious when NBC gave the Tonight Show to Conan. I'm so glad that Jay is coming back. He is SO much better than Letterman and Conan.

1756 days ago

Rip M 2 Shreds    

Conan, run to FOX! NBC is sinking fast and FOX will continue to climb to the top. It will be in a neck and neck race with CBS as the #1 network by the end of the ratings season. Leno is damaged goods and Letterman is boring, while Conan is fresh and has the younger viewers. They'll follow him to FOX, in droves.

1756 days ago


Letterman was great for us old timers on the left that like the "Biting Style" he has..he is getting a little burned out and "Dave" is just getting more crazy..not more funny (as some of us do as we get older)

Jay is Old school "Joke Telling" with no political views and stays in the middle of the road..thus he had all the Right Wing that has to hate Dave. silly and that worked for a while but he is stuck without a weird for Old folks and to Silly for Young.

Jimmy Fallon is a "Nice Guy" that does the SNL type skits etc well and looks and feels more at ease..and still has a young thing going and he seems to be liked by his guest..he will be the big winner at some point..maybe!

Fox does not need to jump into this unless they put Rush on late night.

1755 days ago
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