A former denizen of Chicago's iO and Playground theaters, Pete Holmes just landed the break of his career: a late-night comedy series for Conan O'Brien's production company Conaco. TBS, which airs O'Brien's talk show, ordered only a four-week run, but that's just the start if Holmes's as-yet-untitled creation -- which is slated to air Monday through Thursday immediately after "Conan" this fall -- catches fire.
"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, who also provides the voice for that smart-ass E*Trade baby in widely aired TV ads, said in a statement. "The second half was spent expressing my sincerest enthusiasm and gratitude for this incredible dream come true."