NEW HALF-HOUR TO TEST OUT OF CONAN
Comedian Pete Holmes, host of the “You Made it Weird” podcast, will be featured in a four-week run of a new untitled late-night comedy series produced by Conaco LLC, the company behind Conan O’Brien’s talker. Slated for this fall out of Conan in the Monday to Thursday 12 p.m. ET half-hour, the new Pete Holmes series will feature live comedy, sketches, short films, field pieces and in-studio guest interviews.
“Pete Holmes is an enormously likable performer with an agile and innovative mind,” said executive producer Conan O’Brien. “I’m really looking forward to his show, and I’ve already had my son program my DVR.”
“Pete is a phenomenal talent with a truly unique point of view,” added Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “He has just the right comic sensibility and style we’re looking for to follow Conan in our late-night lineup.”
The show is executive-produced by Jeff Ross, David Kissinger, Nick Bernstein, Dave Rath and Conan O’Brien.