TBS is looking to expand its late-night lineup, as it will conduct a four-week test run of a new untitled comedy series starring comedian Pete Holmes after Conan this fall.
The half-hour series will air Monday through Thursday at midnight and be taped before a live studio audience, featuring sketches, short films, live comedy, field pieces and in-studio guests. Conan O'Brien will executive produce the series through his Conanco LLC banner along with Jeff Ross, David Kissinger, Nick Bernstein and Dave Rath.
Holmes hosts the You Made It Weird podcast, which has received almost 6 million downloads, starred in a series of Batman parodies on CollegeHumor and provides the voice of the e*trade baby.
The post-Conan slot has been empty of original programming since TBS pulled the plug on George Lopez's talker Lopez Tonight in August 2001.