TV Bites: Conan and Fox Negotiations Stall
· Conan O'Brien has been so busy planning his 30-city Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour and a possible documentary that he and Fox, the network long considered to be his next home, have not spoken in two weeks. Sources close to Fox say that the network is still optimistic about the prospect of working with Coco, but would have to clear the show with all of Fox's station and slash the show's production costs. While the network continues to figure out if a late-night program could be profitable, Conan is said to be considering five or six other offers for a daily television show. [THR]
Howard Gordon plans for life after 24, a Nickelodeon star earns a seven-figure deal, and more TV Bites after the jump.
· Executive producer Howard Gordon (24) has agreed to adapt the Israeli drama series Prisoners of War for U.S. audiences with 20th Century Fox. [Variety]
· One 16-year-old who won't be earning minimum wage this year is Miranda Cosgrove; the iCarly star will shoot 26 more episodes for what is sad to be in the low-to-mid seven-figure range. [THR]
· Tina Fey crushed some 30 Rock fans' hopes when she revealed that Jack and Liz "will never be together" -- unless the series reaches a 15th season. [Esquire]
· The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences included Glee and CSI in their list of television shows with a conscience. [Reuters]
· FX's new drama Justified aired on Tuesday with the second-highest premiere ratings in the network's history. [TVbytheNumbers]