Conan O'Brien will have an old pal by his side when he returns to late night TV, Andy Richter.
Richter, who left O'Brien's NBC show in 2000 to pursue an acting career, will join the lanky redhead whhen his TBS show debuts on Nov. 8 at 11 p.m.
Richter said he's "thrilled" to be working with O'Brien and he's most exited about "getting out of the house again."
O'Brien added, "This decision was made without my authority. ... I will get to the bottom of this."
Richter and O'Brien first joined forces in 1993 on NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien."