NBC, Conan O'Brien back in business
By Nellie Andreeva
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Conan O'Brien is getting "Justice" at NBC.
Days after the network severed ties with the former host of "The Tonight Show," it picked up a pilot from his Conaco production company.
"Justice" follows a Supreme Court judge who quits to start his own legal practice. It was written by John Eisendrath; O'Brien will serve as an executive producer.
As part of O'Brien's $33 million settlement with NBC, his NBC-based company was to continue to operate at NBC Universal through the end of the development season.
The pickup for "Justice," whose script had been one of the most buzzed about at NBC in the past couple of weeks, marks the third legal drama/dramedy pilot on the network's slate for next season, along with "Rex Is Not Your Lawyer" and David E. Kelley's "Kindred."
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