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


  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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