TBS Orders a Pilot Starring Jimmy Pardo, Produced by Conan O’Brien
Standup Jimmy Pardo is getting his very own TBS pilot. The cable network has ordered a pilot presentation for The Weekly Awards, a clip show hosted by Pardo that will find him going over the week’s big events and handing out awards while wearing a tux. Conan O’Brien is producing the pilot via his production company Conaco. The pilot is taping next month, and you can get tickets here.
Pardo, who is the host of the popular podcast Never Not Funny, has been serving as the opening act for tapings of Conan O’Brien’s talk show for years and occasionally appears on camera. He filled in for Andy Richter as co-host for two shows last summer. If The Weekly Awards gets picked up, it’ll be the fourth comedy from Conan O’Brien’s Conaco to land at his home network TBS, following Conan, The Pete Holmes Show, which was renewed for 13 more weeks last month, and Deon Cole’s Black Box, which debuted last year but has since been canceled.