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Will Conan O'Brien bring back his favorite sidekick, Andy Richter, for his new show on TBS? During the run-up to the premiere of Conan (Nov. 8, 11 p.m. ET), O'Brien's been answering fan questions on his Facebook page, and that is one question that many fans have been asking. Well, good news for Richter/O'Brien fans: The answer is "yes," and O'Brien did a YouTube sketch to make the announcement.
From 1993 to 2000, Richter played the hipper, funnier Ed McMahon to O'Brien's Johnny Carson on NBC's Late Night With Conan O'Brien. Then he left to do TV (namely 2002's Andy Richter Controls the Universe and 2007's Andy Barker, P.I.) and movies (like Talladega Nights and Blades of Glory). He re-joined O'Brien in 2009 for NBC's The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien -- first as an announcer and later as his couch-sitting sidekick once again. So it's not a big surprise that the two will be working together on this new venture.
Sadly, Team Coco will have to soldier on without bandleader Max Weinberg, who left the show for health reasons. The renowned drummer (and member of Bruce Springsteen's East Street Band) is still recovering from recent heart surgery.
Do you think Conan is better with Andy?