Poor Andy Sipowicz can't catch a break. When NYPD Blue signs off for good on March 1, Dennis Franz's long-suffering gumshoe will not be reunited with his MIA spouse, played by Charlotte Ross. Exec producer Steven Bochco says he approached Ross about bringing Connie back into the fold for the grand finale, but she "turned us down." Ross' manager/hubby Michael Goldman insists a scheduling conflict was to blame, not rumored bad blood between her and Bochco. "She wasn't available for it," he maintains. "She feels bad, but it is what it is." Oddly, when asked what project Ross was working on, Goldman remained vague, saying only that "she's got a lot of stuff coming at her." Like, for instance, a big can of whupass from Andy/Connie fans.