Conan O'Brien Does Not Want His Show to Air After Midnight
In a story from Variety, Conan O'Brien isn't very happy with NBC's decision to put him on after midnight.
At present, nobody knows if O'Brien will accept the NBC proposal. He took on hosting duties for Tonight Show in June.
"It's radically unfair what happened to him," stated one source. "He turned down a massive offer six years ago with the promise of eventually getting the Tonight Show. And then he never really got the Tonight Show."
It looks like talks with O'Brien's team will resume on Monday.
"I think Conan's motivation will become more clear as time goes on, but what was important to me is that I gave Conan something that was very important to him, which was Tonight Show," said NBC Universal TV Entertainment's Jeff Gaspin.
Things could get really interesting if Fox plays "the role of spoiler in NBC's attempts to keep Conan O'Brien." The network is said to be very interested in putting together a late-night franchise around the comedian.
"We've always been interested in late night and we're always looking to bring great new talent to Fox," a Fox source stated. "While Conan would be a great fit for Fox, he's still under contract with NBC, so we'll just see how all of this plays out."