Conan O'Brien Is Off NBC's 'Tonight Show,' But He's Landed A Pilot Deal With His Old Network

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    Conan O'Brien says it took a concussion to understand "Lost."

    NBC says it has a deal with Conan O'Brien to produce a possible series, only days after his rancorous exit as host of the network's "Tonight Show."

    NBC is picking up a pilot from O'Brien's production company, Conaco. The drama, as yet untitled, focuses on a Supreme Court justice who leaves the bench to start his own practice.

    Casting has yet to be announced for the pilot, which is bucking for a series slot on NBC's fall schedule.

    Despite O'Brien's recent split from NBC as an on-camera star, he retains a development deal with the network.

    Past series produced by Conaco include the comedy "Andy Barker, P.I.," which featured O'Brien's longtime talk-show sidekick Andy Richter.

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