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    I know, not huge news worthy of an "!", but I couldn't help it because it just struck me in a "that's pretty neat" (because I'm a Conan fan) sort of way.

    I'd never considered this as a possibility, but it makes sense and I like it. I'm also happy for both of them because they're obviously great friends and I like them as a pair.

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    Andy Richter, longtime sidekick on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" before he fled to Los Angeles, will now be sitting in the Ed McMahon chain on the L.A.-headquartered "Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien."

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    NBC ANNOUNCES THAT ANDY RICHTER WILL REUNITE WITH CONAN O'BRIEN WHEN HE RETURNS FOR NEW 'THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH CONAN O’BRIEN'

    O'Brien and Richter to Work Together for First Time on a Daily Basis in Almost Nine Years as He Rejoins Late-Night Television as The Announcer on “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” Beginning June 1 in Los Angeles

    UNIVERSAL CITY, CA. – February 24, 2009 – Conan O'Brien will have a familiar face when he begins his new "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" on NBC where he will reunite with Andy Richter ("Late Night with Conan O'Brien") -- for the first time on a daily basis in almost nine years -- as the network announced that Richter will return to its late-night lineup as the announcer for the new show that begins June 1. In addition to his announcing duties, Richter will participate in comedic pieces.

    Few performers enjoy the chemistry that Richter and O'Brien developed over their seven years together on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien." Richter will join O'Brien for the first time on a daily basis since May 26, 2000.

    "Andy is one of the funniest people I know and we've maintained a close friendship since he left "Late Night," said O'Brien. "We have a proven chemistry that will be an incredible asset to "The Tonight Show." I'm looking forward to working with Andy on a daily basis again, particularly since he owes me $300."

    Actor and writer Andy Richter rose to fame while having the best seat in the house on NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" as O'Brien's sidekick since its premiere on September 13, 1993. Since his departure from the show in 2000, Richter starred in the Emmy nominated "Andy Richter Controls the Universe" for the Fox network, and most recently starred in the series "Andy Barker, P.I." for NBC. Richter has been very active in the feature film world as well. His many appearances include such films as Robert Altman's "Dr. T and the Women" and "Scary Movie 2", "Elf" and "Madagascar: (both 1 and 2), "Talladega Nights", "Blades of Glory" and "Semi-Pro". This summer, he can be seen in the Fox feature "They Came From Upstairs". Richter attended the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign and Columbia College, where he studied film and video.

    "The Tonight Show" continues to be the most dominant late-night institution in television history. Since it first premiered on September 27, 1954 with Steve Allen, "The Tonight Show" has had just four permanent hosts, including Leno. Allen, host of the then titled "Tonight," eventually left late night to start his own primetime variety series on NBC. Jack Paar premiered on July 29, 1957. On October 1, 1962, Johnny Carson stepped on stage for day one of his tenure as host of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson." Leno, who began guest-hosting "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in September 1987, became host of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on May 25, 1992. O'Brien joined NBC as a writer on "Saturday Night Live" in 1988 and premiered as host of "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" on September 13, 1993. O'Brien becomes the fifth host of "The Tonight Show" on June 1, 2009.

    "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" will originate from Stage 1 at Universal Studios and will be produced by Universal Media Studios. Jeff Ross is the executive producer.

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    Cool as hell!!!!!!!!

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    Yay! Conan + Andy = win.
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    Wow good to see him back. I am a huge Conan fan and it was good to see those two back together in the last episode.

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    This is great news. I knew since he came back for the finale on Friday that something was going to happen.

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    This actually makes me more interested in Conan's Tonight Show. Good move.
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    I love it...now I have two shows at 11:30 worth watching than just one
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    It's not every day that an entertainer gets a second chance after such a disastrous move (quitting the first time around).

    Good for Andy, and good for Conan.

    Max was not enough of the bounceback man for my tastes.
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    I'm reading now that he won't actually be in the same role as before. He's basically taking over Joel Godard's role from Late Night. Which is still a good thing, though I wonder what Joel will do now.

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    I'm reading now that he won't actually be in the same role as before. He's basically taking over Joel Godard's role from Late Night. Which is still a good thing, though I wonder what Joel will do now.
    i'm not sure if they've figured out what jay's new 10pm EST show will be like next fall but it's possible he'll just move there.

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    Why would Joel go to Leno when Jay already has his own guy for that?

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    Why would Joel go to Leno when Jay already has his own guy for that?
    my bad, i was only half paying attention to what i was typing. i meant fallon's show but now that i think about it i'm pretty sure he's got his own dude too. so no idea.

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    Andy is great. I wish his two shows of his own didn't get cancelled,

    Fox's Andy Richter Controls the Universe - was the best

    Fox sitcom, Quintuplets - I don't remember that one

    Andy Barker P.I - was also really good.

    Too bad none of those shpows made it

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    Conan O'Brien will have a familiar face when he begins his new "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" on NBC where he will reunite with Andy Richter ("Late Night with Conan O'Brien") -- for the first time on a daily basis in almost nine years
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    Andy Richter Controls the Universe is one of my favorite shows of all time!

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    haven't seen a lot of Universe but i did enjoy the one episode i remember

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    Yeah Controls the Universe was better than Andy Barker P.I

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    It's not every day that an entertainer gets a second chance after such a disastrous move (quitting the first time around).

    Good for Andy, and good for Conan.

    Max was not enough of the bounceback man for my tastes.
    That's fine. Max has this other job over on E Street so he'll be fine.
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    Max was always too awkward which I think helped Conan's style. I never really watched much when Andy and Conan were together as I was only 15 when Andy left and I won't be able to watch now that I am on the other side of the world without a TV so I hope someone will fill me in from time to time.

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    That's fine. Max has this other job over on E Street so he'll be fine.
    He is a great presence on the show. I just thought the Conan/Andy/Max combo to be much more compelling than Conan/Max.

    Max has always been important to the show, and he's done an amazing job stepping up as sidekick when Andy left. But I think Andy was a better sidekick, and that should be no slam on Max as a musician or co-host.

    When Max went to his "weekend gig" the show really sufferend with no Max AND no Andy. That's the troof.
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    Not to take this topic, off-topic, but did anyone catch Jimmy Fallon's premiere show last night? Personally, I thought it was pretty bad. It looked like one of his guests, Robert DeNiro, wasn't feeling him either and didn't look like he wanted to be there. The show definitely will take some time to be good in general, imo, and Fallon will need some time to get comfortable with the role.

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    It wasn't very good, but I recall Conan being pretty bad when he started out, so I'm going to give Jimmy a long honeymoon before I draw any conclusions.

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