NBC Rejects Conan Appearance on Fox

Conan O’Brien has resumed talks with Fox about a late-night show after a two-week hiatus, but you may not have to wait until September to see him on the network: O’Brien has been invited to appear on Fox’s April 21 Idol Gives Back special. In order to appear, O’Brien would have to give up his severance with NBC, which stipulates that he cannot appear on television until May 1. It is because of that deadline that NBC has barred Conan’s invitation to appear on Idol Gives Back, reports the Hollywood Reporter. But one coincidence augurs well for Conan’s future on Fox: The one day when he has no appearances scheduled during his 30-day tour happens to be the same day as the network’s upfront presentation.