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Contract May Play Role in Whether Conan Jumps to Fox

Jan 12, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Fox Entertainment president Kevin Reilly spelled out Monday the network’s interest in landing Conan O’Brien for a late-night show, but the comedian’s NBC contract could be a hurdle, The New York Times reports.

NBC executives are confident they won’t be breaking O’Brien’s contract if they shift him back to a 12:05 a.m. start, because he’ll still be the host of “The Tonight Show,” the report says.

Fox’s O’Reilly acknowledged that NBC could also impose an extended non-compete period that would keep O’Brien off the air for some time.

–Elizabeth Jensen

2 Comments

  1. It just cleared the AP at 4PM,(EST), Conan has rejected NBC’s offer to go later with the Tonight Show.
    Somehow, I feel there are more shoes to drop before this is all over.
    Peter Bright

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