To no surprise, NBC has canned the latest Andy Richter sitcom. The network announced today that Andy Barker, P.I., the series about a CPA turned private investigator, had been moved from Thursday to the Saturday night graveyard. While NBC initially reported this as a schedule change, Variety is now reporting it as a cancellation. But wait, there is a tiny bit of good news.
This week’s Thursday episode of Barker was the last one scheduled so the rescheduling alone isn’t a big deal. Only six episodes of Barker were produced and NBC had planned to only air five of them (I suspect an early indication of the network’s lack of faith). NBC offered the other episode as an “online exclusive. Now, NBC will air two episodes on Saturday night — one of which is the “missing” episode.