Conan O' Brien Signs Deal With Warner Bros Television Unit
Conan O' Brien is making a complete move from NBC Universal to Time Warner. In addition to signing up to do a late night talk show on TBS, which starts in November, he has signed a development deal with Warner Bros' TV division in hopes to produce other shows as well.
Sources told me that immediately after O'Brien's deal with Turner Entertainment Network's TBS was announced two weeks ago, brass at sister studio Warner Bros TV went aggressively after Conan's company, which is run by David Kissinger. Conaco had been based at NBC since its launch. And, as part of O'Brien's exit deal from The Tonight Show, Conaco was to stay at NBC only through the end of this development season. Conaco has one pilot in consideration at that network, the Untitled John Eisendrath Legal Drama starring Jimmy Smits.
In 2007, O' Brien created and produced a sitcom for NBC titled Andy Barker, P.I. which had a short run.