Jan 9, 2010 10:32 AM by Associated Press

O'Brien may find door open at Fox if he bolts NBC

If Conan O'Brien decides to bolt NBC over its proposed late-night lineup revamp, he might find a welcome mat waiting for him at Fox.

The network respects O'Brien's talent and sees him as a good fit, a person at the Fox network said Friday. The person, who lacked authority to comment publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, said Fox was watching to see how the situation played
out but that O'Brien remained under contract with NBC.

ABC, for its part, indicated a lack of interest if O'Brien became a free agent. The network, home of "Nightline" in the late-night slot, said in a statement Friday that it respects O'Brien, but likes its current late night lineup.

Representatives for O'Brien did not immediately respond to requests for comment.


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