NBC Cancels Andy Barker, P.I.


NBC has pulled Conan O’Brien’s critically adored midseason comedy “Andy Barker, P.I.” from its Thursday slot effective immediately. It will be replaced by “Scrubs,” which had been set to inherit the 9:30 p.m. timeslot April 19.

NBC has been streaming and selling all six produced episodes of “Andy” for several weeks now. This week it will also air the skein’s final two episodes in network TV’s death slot, Saturday from 8 to 9.

O’Brien, Jonathan Groff, Jeff Ross and David Kissinger executive produced “Andy,” which starred Andy Richter as a CPA-turned-private eye.