10/12/2010 01:00 pm ET Updated 4 days ago

Andy Richter Officially Signs On To 'Conan' (VIDEO)

In apparent defiance of Conan O'Brien's iron-fisted will, sidekick Andy Richter is officially returning to the host's side at "Conan" on TBS, according to the newest "Ask Conan" YouTube video. After telling viewers that Andy "kinda went off the grid" after "The Tonight Show," Richter enters to perform the duty of any good sidekick -- offer his boss some cake.

EW confirmed that Richter will be back on the new show. This news is certainly welcome by fans of Conan, who were ecstatic when Andy returned to Team Coco as "The Tonight Show"'s announcer and later sidekick. For fans who can't wait until the Nov. 8 premiere of "Conan," Richter will be guest starring on "Running Wilde" tonight on FOX.