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Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 10/12/2010

Andy Richter rejoins Conan O'Brien for TBS show

By Liz Kelly

Richter (right) and O'Brien in the good old NBC days. (NBC)

Longtime (and long gone) sidekick Andy Richter will be returning to his rightful spot at Conan O'Brien's side when O'Brien makes his TBS debut on Nov. 8.

In a press release, TBS touted the pair's chemistry:

A collaboration that began Sept. 13, 1993, O’Brien and Richter have developed a comedic chemistry that few performers have achieved. Through two late-night franchises and the recently concluded The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour, Richter has been a consistent asset to O’Brien.

The release continues with some appropriately flip quotes from Richter:

"I'm thrilled to be going back to work with Conan, and very excited to start a whole new venture on TBS. However, I am mostly looking forward to getting out of the house again.”

And O'Brien:

"This decision was made without my authority. I will get to the bottom of this."

Richter joined O'Brien during his short-lived tenure at "The Tonight Show," but in a limited role as "announcer."

Source: The Wrap

By Liz Kelly  | October 12, 2010; 10:40 AM ET
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I'd like to mention that the link on the front page doesn't take you to this story, it still takes you to the story on Lisa Rinna's lips.

Posted by: wadejg | October 12, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

...And with that news, I will not be watching Conan. Andy Richter is the unfunniest 'funnymen' on television. LAME.

Posted by: benjaminsumner | October 12, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Of course Andy will be there, what else does he have to do?

Posted by: onlytheshadowknows1 | October 12, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

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