FOX is set to move fast to pick up Conan O’Brien for a rival late-night show, according to sources.
Talks between O’Brien and Fox could start as early as this week.
“Chances like this don’t come around very often,” says the source with knowledge of the situation.
“If Fox wants to be in late night, now’s the time.”
That Fox is interested in Conan is no secret.
“He’s one of the few guys on the planet who has demonstrated he can do one of these shows every night,” Kevin Reilly, Fox’s entertainment president, said last week.
What is new is word that Fox wants to complete a deal with Conan quickly.
Read More: By MICHAEL SHAIN, New York Post