By Tim Kenneally
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Pete Holmes, voice of the beloved E*Trade baby and host of the “You Made It Weird” podcast, is coming to TBS with a late-night comedy show, the network said Tuesday.
The as-yet-untitled series, which has received a four-week order, will premiere in the fall and will air at midnight following “Conan” Monday through Thursday.
Conan O’Brien is executive producing through Conaco LLC, which is producing the series. Jeff Ross, David Kissinger, Nick Bernstein and Dave Rath are also executive producing the show, which will be taped in front of a live audience.
The half-hour series will combine sketches, short films, live comedy, field pieces and in-studio guest interviews.
“The first half of my meeting with Conan was spent making sure this wasn’t all part of a new TBS prank show called You Got Coned!” Holmes joked of the new gig. “The second half was spent expressing my sincerest enthusiasm and gratitude for this incredible dream come true.”
“Pete Holmes is an enormously likable performer with an agile and innovative mind,” OBrien added. “I’m really looking forward to his show, and I’ve already had my son program my DVR.”
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