Fox May Take Syndication-Style Approach to Conan Show

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Wrap

After weeks of flirting, Fox and Conan O’Brien are about to take their relationship to the next level.

Nobody from the network or Team Coco will talk about it openly, but it’s clear both camps have begun doing their respective due diligence as they try to figure out how a deal might be hammered out to bring O’Brien to Fox. Given the desire to get a show launched by January at the latest, industry insiders believe it’s now a matter of days or weeks (not months) before formal conversations begin.


To make Conan on Fox a reality, however, everyone involved will have to eschew the dynamics of past network deals for late-night talent. More…