Recently, Conan O’Brien was approached by American Idol to be part of ‘Idol Gives Back’. This invite is interesting since O’Brien is currently in talks with FOX regarding a late night talk show.

From the Hollywood Reporter

Sources close to both camps stress that the offer is not related to the ongoing late-night discussions and in no way means the two sides expect to have a deal by April 21.

Unfortunately, O’Brien won’t be able to accept.

The “Idol Gives Back” invitation was taken to NBC to determine whether that network would allow it under its settlement with the talk show host.

The answer was no, as the moratorium on any TV appearances by O’Brien doesn’t expire until May 1. He can, however, launch a show as early as September.

Read the entire article here.