NBC and Conan O’Brien Kiss and Make Up Sort Of
January 27, 2010
(ChattahBox)— After weeks of acrimonious squabbling between NBC, Conan O’Brien and Jay Leno, which ended with O’Brien exiting stage left and Leno returning to his spot as host of The Tonight Show, cooler heads are prevailing, with the news that NBC and Conan are now business partners of sorts. NBC announced that the struggling network has picked up a pilot from O’Brien’s production company Conaco, to appear as part of its prime-time fall lineup.
The project is currently untitled, but it has the working title of “Justice.” And it’s described as “a new take on a law show with a larger-than-life character at the center, it follows an ex-Supreme Court justice who quits the Court to start his own legal practice.”
The project was written by John Eisendrath. Conan will act as executive producer of the project, along with the writer Eisendrath, Conan’s longtime executive producer Jeff Ross and David Kissinger of Conaco.
The pompadoured comedian agreed, as part of his $33 million exit settlement with NBC, to continue to work with NBC through his production company Conaco, until the end of the current development season.