Conan O’Brien and NBC parted ways in January. Despite rumors to the contrary, Conan’s attorneys — Patricia Glaser and Leigh Brecheen — told us that their client was pleased with his $32.5 million exit settlement with NBC.
As Leno takes the helm at the Tonight Show, Conan is moving on. He’s joined Twitter, and he’s working on a new show. Apparently, Conan was pleased enough with his settlement to keep working with NBC. The network has picked up a new pilot from Conan’s production company, Conaco.
Conan appears to have been inspired by all the time he spent with lawyers recently. The show is called “Justice.” It’s about a Supreme Court justice going into private practice. It will be filmed in Philadelphia, and — attention, unemployed Philly attorneys — they’re currently looking for “background talent,” a.k.a. extras…
From Buzz Sugar:
Despite all that the network put him through — and O’Brien’s own counterattacks over the past few weeks — it seems that any animosity has gone by the wayside. Not even a week after O’Brien signed the deal to end his run on the Tonight Show, NBC is picking up a pilot from his production company, Conaco. Titled “Justice,” the series follows an ex-Supreme Court judge who quits to join his own legal practice. O’Brien would serve as an executive producer.
No word on whether Sandra Day or David Souter have been called in to consult.
Out-of-work Philly attorneys may be interested to know that the Greater Philadelphia Film Office reveals that the show is currently looking to fill the cast:
Posted on March 02, 2010
Heery Casting is having Online Open call for background talent for an NBC-TV Pilot
Needed are both AFTRA and non-union actors, age 20-65, men and women, all ethnicities. Shooting will be in the Philadelphia and Atlantic City areas beginning March 19, 2010. All positions are PAID positions.
Please submit picture and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Pictures MUST be in .jpg format and resumes MUST be in .doc format.
Please DO NOT send links to other websites- they will not be opened.
Include in the body of the email- your name, phone number, AFTRA status, and AFTRA number (If applicable.)
Please note which city you are closer to: Philadelphia or Atlantic City.
Apply soonest. A source tells us shooting starts in a few weeks.
Conan, please don’t disappoint us. Please make this show better than the Deep End.