January 27, 2010 / 1:44 AM / 8 years ago

NBC, Conan O'Brien back in business

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Conan O’Brien is getting “Justice” at NBC.

Host Conan O'Brien gestures onstage during the 58th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in this August 27, 2006 file photo. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files

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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