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Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter to appear in new 'Arrested' eps -- VIDEO

Chareth Richter lives!

According to Will Arnett, his buddies Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter will both appear in Arrested Development‘s hotly anticipated fourth season. The comedian broke the news during last night’s Conan. “I don’t want to give away too much,” Arnett said slyly, “but let me put it this way: There are a few people on this stage tonight who are a part of [season 4].”

He looked back and forth between O’Brien and Richter. “And I think we know who we are.” It wasn’t an illusion — watch for yourself here:

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At long last, David Letterman to appear on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

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Jimmy Kimmel might just be David Letterman’s biggest fan.

“I’d draw Dave’s face on every book cover. I was like a teenage girl in love with him,” Kimmel told The Hollywood Reporter, speaking of his childhood admiration for the late-night host. Well, now that infatuation has finally come to fruition – Letterman has agreed to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Kimmel’s own late-night talk show will broadcast from the Brooklyn Academy of Music from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, and Letterman – who turned down an invitation to be Kimmel’s first guest – will join Stephen Colbert, John Stewart, and others opposite Kimmel. Musical acts for the week’s Brooklyn run include Alicia Keys, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and the Avett Brothers.

Of course, it’s nothing new for talk show hosts to appear on each others’ shows. In fact, the world of late-night comedy shows seems like a cozy little town populated by a few marginally handsome men with penchants for self-deprecation. So in light of this news, here are five great show-hopping moments in late-night TV.

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James Van Der Beek on 'Conan': Too hot for TV -- VIDEO

How hot is meta, grown-up James Van Der Beek? So hot that his interview on Conan last night got interrupted by an actual fire alarm.

One minute, Van Der Beek was describing his douchey Don’t Trust the B—– in Apt. 23 character and complimenting Conan O’Brien’s high, tight butt — the next, their conversation was pierced by a high-pitched screeching sound. “So let me get this straight, James Van Der Beek,” Conan joked as the alarm grew louder. “You wait 14 years — 14 years — ’til it’s safe to come back on this show” — the host and the former teen idol hadn’t chatted since The Beek’s Dawson’s Creek days — “and there’s a f–in’ fire alarm!”

Then Conan threw to commercial so his crew could quiet the noise (or, you know, put out the fire). Watch it here:

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Bob Costas disses NBC's Olympics coverage on 'Conan' -- VIDEO

A few weeks ago, America’s collective shaming of NBC was approaching gratuitous levels. How many times can a nation complain about Ryan Seacrest’s Olympics interviews? But by now, the wave of criticism has ebbed — meaning that we can once more enjoy well-worded Peacock disses, especially if they’re delivered in Bob Costas’s dulcet tones.

The sportscaster visited his ex network-mate Conan O’Brien last night. In between anecdotes about Yogi Berra and his old job as an encyclopedia salesman, Costas was asked if he was pleased, in the end, with NBC’s London telecasts. That led Costas to give an inspired little speech about how the network chose to air a “monkey in a lab coat” instead of a Closing Ceremony performance by the Who. He ended with this zinger: “I’m sure you’d be the first to attest, Conan, that when it comes to the tough calls, NBC usually gets it right.”

See Costas burn the hand that feeds him below:

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Will Ferrell can't get over Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson's breakup -- VIDEO

Will Ferrell is in a glass case of emotion, again! The Campaign star was looking uncharacteristically glum last night on Conan — and when pressed, Ferrell admitted that he’s all busted up about KStew and RPattz’s earth-shattering breakup. “I don’t know if there was anything I could have done to prevent it!” he sobbed, adding, “IT’S NOT GONNA BE FINE AT ALL! Never gonna be fine! What they had was so special, you don’t even know!”

Bottom line: If you enjoy watching Will Ferrell yell (and who doesn’t?), you’ll like this video. Especially around 1:29, when Conan O’Brien struggles mightily not to lose it on camera.

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Jeff Daniels risks Clint Eastwood's wrath before singing 'The Dirty Harry Blues'

Jeff Daniels has mastered many skills: gross-out comedy, Sorkinian speechifying, not harming those who confuse him with Dave Coulier. And that’s not all: Last night on Conan, the chameleonic actor revealed that he’s also an ace songwriter — as well as one of the (presumably) few people who can rib Clint Eastwood and live to tell the tale.

In 2002, Daniels co-starred in Eastwood’s thriller Blood Work. But as Daniels reveals in the video below, the Newsroom star and the squinty multihyphenate shared a deep bond even before they worked together. Apparently, Eastwood once told Daniels that he loved Dumb and Dumber… and that he had experienced something very similar to the movie’s famous bathroom scene. Daniels follows this story by performing a tune inspired by his role in Blood Work — and while the song is funny, it’d be tough to top the news that even Hollywood royalty can be felled by bad shellfish. Check out Daniels’ ditty (and his mind-boggling tale) after the jump. READ FULL STORY

All five Romney sons appear on 'Conan', share that Mitt Romney is a prankster

If you see five similar-looking guys together on a late-night talk show, you can assume it’s a boy band. But last night on Conan, it wasn’t so much “What Makes You Beautiful” as “What Makes You A Romney,” with all five of Mitt Romney’s sons — Tagg, Matt, Josh, Ben and Craig — stopping by the program in an attempt to humanize their dad.

Conan O’Brien joked about the number of them right off the bat, passing around nametags and pointing out that he felt like the “Romney Boys,” as the press calls them, were better suited to a boy band at the mall than the campaign trail. The five took the jokes in stride, and came prepared with stories about their dad from when they were kids. The big takeaway: Mitt Romney loves pranks. READ FULL STORY

Conan rehashes 'Tonight Show' 'mix-up'; Letterman calls Leno 'a bit of a brat'

Conan O’Brien visited David Letterman’s show last night for the first time in 13 years. You won’t believe what — and who — they discussed. In a way, it was like listening to two old friends who’d been scarred by the same ex-girlfriend; it was just a matter of time before they mentioned her name. Seconds, actually. “I think the longer we just sit here,” said Letterman, after the pair sat down and comically prolonged a moment of awkward silence. “The more uncomfortable it will make Jay.”

Letterman clearly couldn’t resist, gently nudging a slightly reluctant O’Brien to talk about his Tonight Show nightmare. O’Brien joked that he had been assured that the pair wouldn’t discuss it, but why else was he there really? Once O’Brien relented, though, Letterman relished rehashing the events, which he jokingly referred to as his Golden Age of television. “I’ve known Jay a long long time. We go back to the mid 70s, back in Los Angeles at the Comedy Store,” said Letterman. “Jay was always the guy — the funniest guy — he was the guy. He was the guy you’d go to see. He was the guy that you wished you could be more like. He was funny. He was also, uh… a bit of a brat. A bit of a brat. So then, oh you know, when this came along, I said to myself, ‘Oh yes, this is the Jay I know.'”

“You clearly were using my experience to work through some things,” O’Brien observed about Letterman. “You’re someone who’s been in a car accident who passed another guy lying on the road and said, ‘Hahahahahahahaaaaa!'”

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Conan and Dave: Kindred spirits in the late-night wars

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

That’s one way to look at the relationship between David Letterman and Conan O’Brien, who reunite tonight on Letterman’s program. The then-unproven O’Brien succeeded Letterman on Late Night in 1993, and later they were head-to-head rivals for seven months during O’Brien’s brief and tumultuous reign as host of The Tonight Show. Both men, at similar points in their television careers, found themselves grasping the short end of the stick in passive-aggressive tangles with Jay Leno and downright hostile relations with NBC over late-night’s showcase program.

But they share more than just battle scars, judging by the warm on-screen exchanges over the years. Back in 1994, when O’Brien was still getting the hang of his new job, Letterman graciously returned to his former digs and blessed his successor at a time when O’Brien was being savaged by critics. “The more I watch the show, I realize that you guys do an incredible amount of comedy…that is very high level,” said Letterman. “I think you’ve really done a great job to carve out a wonderful identity for yourselves. There’s nothing like this show anywhere on television.” Watch that early visit below. READ FULL STORY

Nina Dobrev is now Conan O'Brien's favorite guest EVER. See why!

If you only watch two minutes of The Vampire Diaries‘ star Nina Dobrev’s interview with Conan O’Brien from Wednesday, it needs to be the clip below. Conan asks her to show him a yoga move, and she uses him as a human wall to do the scorpion. As fellow guest Joel McHale says, “This is awesome.” And that was before he saw where Nina put her feet.

Still, it’s the dismount we think Conan will recall most fondly — and what made him take a victory lap. Good times!  READ FULL STORY

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