We assumed that all the hush-hush coy talk from FOX reps regarding adding Conan O'Brien to their late night was just out of courtesy. Now, it maybe that they don't want Conan either!
After talking to some FOX affiliate station managers, it has been suggested that adding Conan to the network maybe tricky, as most stations are tied into syndication contracts or local news for the late night spot.
While there are mainly financial and scheduling issues with placing Conan into the FOX line up, there is also concern that Conan isn't a right fit for the network, despite his history with The Simpsons. One of the network's General Mangers put it bluntly:
"If he didn't work on NBC, why would he work for us? I don't see a fit in our particular market."
Ouch! Tough break, Conan.
Where do you go from here, bb?
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