Conan and Fox Still Talking with 'Idol Gives Back' in the Mix

by Brad Trechak, posted Mar 22nd 2010 9:02AM
Conan O'BrienThe jury is still out as to whether Conan O'Brien will be starting a new late night talk show on Fox. Talks are still progressing on that front. However, in an interesting wrinkle, the producers of one of Fox's biggest shows, 'Americal Idol,' have approached Conan to appear on their charity special 'Idol Gives Back.'

Unfortunately, Conan had to decline the appearance because it would still be in breach of contract (he is prohibited from appearing on television until September). You'd think NBC would be willing to allow for a one-time waiver for charity, but at the same time it's unlikely they would allow for such a ratings bonanza on a rival network.

For now, Conan still has his 'Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on TV' tour. It is interesting to note that the day of May 17th was left free on the tour, which is the same day as the Fox upfronts in New York City. Coincidence?

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Brad,
Your logic makes sense the only problem is he is in Kansas and Missouri the days before and after. I doubt he is going to fly to New York from one place and from New York to the other because he would be in the airport most of the day. Unless FOX wants to splurge on a private jet, which is plausible.

March 22 2010 at 10:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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