Dreams do come true for “fun dad” and comedian Pete Holmes probably couldn’t be happier. The comic/podcaster/voice actor inked a deal with Conan O’Brien’s Conaco Production Company to develop a late night television show that will run for four-weeks on TBS. The
George Lopez Show currently untitled show will air after Conan at midnight beginning in the fall 2013, airing four nights a week, Monday-Thursday.
The show includes an all-star lineup of executive producers including Jeff Ross, David Kissinger, Nick Bernstein, Dave Rath and of course O’Brien. The show will be a half-hour, will be taped before a live studio audience and will include short films, sketches, live comedy, field pieces and in-studio guest interviews.
This past summer Holmes hosted interviews from Conan’s “After-Hours Stand-up” web features and filmed a few test episodes under the moniker The Midnight Show with Pete Holmes this past summer but that will no longer be the name for this new show.
“Pete Holmes is an enormously likable performer with an agile and innovative mind. I’m really looking forward to his show, and I’ve already had my son program my DVR.” – Conan O’Brien
This deal falls in line with what other late night hosts do on other networks to nurture talent. Case in point David Letterman’s production company Worldwide Pants, which owns and produces both the Late Show and Late Late Show. Conaco has been working hand in hand with TBS since O’Brien first signed on the cable network in hopes to bring a new type of programming to air.
Holmes, the longtime voice of the E*Trade baby and host of the popular Nerdist.com podcast You Made It Weird is a great call for this role for he’s not only hilarious (see 2011’s marvelous stand-up album Impregnated With Wonder) but a nice and smiley gentlemen who can really have a broad appeal.