Wednesday, February 10

Fox plans to put Conan O'Brien on FX

Fox executives are planning to put Conan O'Brien on Fox's cable station FX, Conan hosting a four-night-a-week show. They will then air a show made up of the four shows on Saturday, most likely on the Wanda Sykes spot at 11. It is rumored that, "News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch will have a hard time resisting an attack on NBC's Tonight Show with the host they turned away." Because just putting Conan on FOX is not easy. It doesn't make sense money-wise for News Corp and Twentieth Century Fox. The local affiliates have syndicated shows at 11pm, which makes money for those companies since the majority of shows airing at that time are owned by Fox (like The Simpsons & Family Guy). Taking the time on FX would allow Fox to convince their affiliates. Meanwhile, they would have to figure out what to do with Wanda Sykes, who has a late night show at the 11 p.m. timeslot on Fox.