Turns out “7th Heaven” has nine lives, while Andy Richter is headed back to NBC.
The long-running WB family drama, which aired its series finale on Monday, has been resurrected and will return for an 11th season next year. Fledgling net the CW, where the show will migrate, declined comment – but sources said a deal was in place.
It’s unlear whether the entire current cast of “7th Heaven” will return next year. “7th Heaven” was the longest-running show on the Frog, as well as the longest-running family drama in TV history.
Brenda Hampton created “7th Heaven” and exec produces with Aaron Spelling and E. Duke Vincent. CBS Paramount Network TV declined comment on the pickup.
Meanwhile, reversing earlier buzz to the contrary, NBC has ordered six episodes of the Andy Richter laffer “Andy Barker, P.I.” for midseason. Half-hour comedy comes from NBC Universal TV Studio and Conaco Prods., and stars Richter as an accountant who stumbles into a gig as a private investigator.
Conan O’Brien, Jeff Ross, Jonathan Groff and David Kissinger exec produce.