Conan O'Brien To Move To FOX? Site & Twitter Account Registered
It is being alleged that former NBC show host Conan O'Brien might be moving to FOX network. Why the commotion? It appears FOX network has registered a website and a Twitter account for O'Brien, something FOX executives are denying.
After NBC has announced that the Jay Leno Show would go on hiatus over the Olympics and return to the 11:35 PM time slot, many thought Conan O'Brien's Tonight Show would be pushed to a later time slot. Yet, O'Brien was quite vocal about his frustration over losing his original air time. He was also rather open about his disappointment in NBC's management. In a public statement, O'Brien said, "after only seven months, with my Tonight Show in its infancy, NBC has decided to react to their terrible difficulties in prime-time by making a change in their long-established late night schedule."
O'Brien defiance in the face of changes prompted many to believe that the comedian might change camps and move to a competing network to save his show. Today, TMZ is reporting that FOX network has registered a website and a Twitter account for O'Brien. The supposed website registered by FOX is ConanOnFox.com, but the page currently redirects to FoxShop.com. The domain was created on January 12 and last updated on January 19. The Twitter account called FOXcoco has also been created, but appears to be suspended at this point in time.
FOX is denying registering Conan O'Brien's domain or Twitter account, although FOX network managers have openly expressed their interest in partnering with the comedian.