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NBC pulls Andy Barker, P.I.

The trades are reporting that Andy Richter’s detective comedy Andy Barker, P.I. is being pulled from it’s Thursday slot. Six episodes were produced, with four having been aired.

The final two episodes will be broadcast on this Saturday, from 7pm to 8pm cst.

In the show, Andy Richter played a cpa that moves into an office that was formerly occupied by a P.I. Upon being mistaken for the retired P.I., Andy starts to moonlight as one.

Though it has received much critical praise, the show simply has not picked up strong enough ratings. This should not come as a shock to anyone, since it was put up against ratings monsters like CSI and Grey’s Anatomy.

A pity they did not chose to put it in a more nurturing slot where it could grow and develop it’s own audience. But then NBC also chose to put Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Kidnapped into slots that were they did not fit, or with lead-ins that did not have the same kind of audience.