With Monday’s announcement that Conan O’Brien is starting his post-NBC career at TBS instead of FOX, it’s easy to start wondering what might’ve been.
And the apparent details of what exactly would’ve been have started to leak.
First and foremost, it was starting to look unlikely that Conan would’ve been able to host a show on FOX proper, as many FOX affiliates were unwilling to let go of their financially solvent 11pm syndicated programming hour.
But, a secondary offer came from FOX, which included the following:
- A Nightly Talk Show on FOX’s cable network FX
- Prime-time Broadcast Specials on FOX.
- The hosting rights to the Emmys whenever it would air on FOX.
All and all, not a bad deal, but far from the full-network support which Conan was looking for, and evidently will achieve with TBS.
Conan O’Brien’s new show is scheduled to premiere on TBS in November.