LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. actor and writer Andy Richter is reuniting with his longtime collaborator Conan O'Brien on O'Brien's new chat show "Conan," TBS said Tuesday.
The series is to premiere on the cable network Nov. 8.
Richter and O'Brien began working together Sept. 13, 1993. Richter has served as O'Brien's sidekick on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," as well as on "The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television" live stage tour.
"I'm thrilled to be going back to work with Conan, and very excited to start a whole new venture on TBS," Richter said in a statement. "However, I am mostly looking forward to getting out of the house again."
"This decision was made without my authority. I will get to the bottom of this," joked O'Brien about Richter's hiring.