Network pulls comedy from schedule
NBC is giving up on “Andy Barker, P.I.”
After a lightly promoted four-seg run, the Peacock has pulled Conan O’Brien’s critically adored midseason laffer from its Thursday perch 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 segs in network TV’s death slot, Saturday from 8 to 9.
O’Brien, Jonathan Groff, Jeff Ross and David Kissinger exec produced “Andy,” which starred Andy Richter as a CPA-turned-private eye.