Andy Barker, P.I.

2007, TV Show

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VIDEO: Andy Barker P.I.: The Lady Varnishes

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Aired: 4/14/2007

Long lost love--Amy Sedaris "Strangers With Candy" and Ed Asner "Mary Tyler Moore" guest star. Andy tries to prove that Lew's old flame, Rita Spaulding is innocent after she has spent the past 40 years in prison. watch

VIDEO: Andy Barker P.I.: The Big No Sleep

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Aired: 4/14/2007

Sleep deprived--Lew (Harve Presnell) enlists Andy's (Andy Richter) help to investigate a dishonest doctor and his involvement with several of his attractive married patients. watch

VIDEO: Andy Barker P.I.: Dial M for Laptop

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Aired: 4/5/2007

Tax day--Traci Lords "First Wave" and Frank Santorelli "The Sopranos" guest star--When Lew (Harve Presnell) forgets to warn Andy (Andy Richter) about an upcoming case, Andy's laptop is stolen before he is able to send in his father-in-law's tax return. watch

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Andy Richter Re-Teams with Conan O'Brien

Andy Richter is back, yet again, as Conan O'Brien's sidekick.

"I'm thrilled to be going back to work with Conan, and very excited to start a whole new venture on TBS.  However, I am mostly looking forward to getting out of the house again," Richter said in a statement Tuesday.

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In the Works: Coolio & the Gang and More

Oxygen has OK'd a reality show about rapper Coolio's attempts to raise six teens as a single parent. Coolio & the Gang will debut in the second quarter of '08.... Fox and McG (The O.C.) are developing Spaced, a comedy based (of course) on a British series from Shaun of the Dead creators Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright. In it, two singles pose as a couple so they can rent a flat. Er, apartment.... Andy Barker, P.I. creator Jonathan Groff's new laffer, Private Lives of Public People, started a bidding war between ABC and CBS. In the end, the Eye landed the pilot about upstanding citizens whose home lives are disastrous.... Arrested Development alum Abraham Higginbotham got a go-ahead from Fox for his untitled comedy pilot featuring Reno 911's Niecy Nash among the lowbrow staffers at a highfalutin NYC hotel. — Ben Katner read more

What was the thinking behind ...

Question: What was the thinking behind putting all six episodes of Andy Barker, P.I. online before the series debuted? I watched all of them before the first episode aired and then found that I didn't need to see them again. How many others did this? I am sure many Andy Richter and Conan O'Brien fans didn't wait for them to air. It almost seems like someone at NBC purposely set this show up to fail. Why didn't they just do like 24 did, and put one or two episodes online to whet the appetite and then post the shows after they aired? NBC is looking more and more like the Dumont network for this millennium, with a few quality shows and a lot of cheap, filler programming all scheduled at random. Finally, when will someone release the DVD set of Andy Richter Controls the Universe? Maybe as part of a set of DVDs called the Best TV You Never Saw? Answer: As usual, no clue on the DVD front, although that's a good idea. About Andy's online gamble: the jury's still out, from what I can tell, on ... read more

I'm wondering if The Winner ...

Question: I'm wondering if The Winner will be returning to Fox any time soon. I enjoyed the show and felt it had the potential to be a decent hit.
Answer: The earliest it would likely return would be in the fall, if it were renewed beyond the six-episode tryout in March. Given that the critical reception was mixed (I liked it, but that was hardly a universal opinion) and the ratings nothing much to celebrate, I wouldn't hold my breath. It's looking like The Winner and NBC's Andy Barker, P.I. will be among the mid-season's most regretful lost opportunities ... read more

April 14, 2007: RIP, P.I.

As you likely read in my Today's News blog, Andy Barker has been hastily ushered off NBC's lineup, and last night's double bill was likely the last we shall see of our intrepid sleuth. Unfortunately my schedule did not afford me the chance to view the episodes, but please feel free to use this blog to discuss it amongst yourselves.As I said in the news blog, it's a shame this show didn't catch on, as it had a wholesome, sweet, suburban feel to it. Not every sitcom needs to be littered with pop culture shout-outs and knowing winks.RIP, P.I.PS. Now how about that prequel spin-off "Guy Halverson, Two Tons of Don Juan"? read more

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Season 1, Episode 3
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Hole in one -- When a client of Andy's (Andy Richter) drops dead while playing golf, his wife...
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Premiered: March 15, 2007, on NBC
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Premise: A case of mistaken identity leads an accountant to begin a new career as a private detective in this comedy executive produced by Conan O'Brien.

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