Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Andy Barker, P.I. - Thursdays at 9:30PM ET/PT on NBC
Premieres March 15th at 9:30PM ET/PT
Andy Richter ("Late Night with Conan O'Brien") re-teams with Conan O'Brien (series co-creator and executive producer) in this comedy as he portrays Andy Barker, an earnest, hard-working CPA who has succeeded at everything -- until his new accounting business fails to take off. But when he's mistaken for Lew Staziak (Harve Presnell, "Fargo"), the retired private detective who used to occupy his storefront office, Andy embraces the twist of fate and dives into his double life.
Andy's relentlessly supportive wife Jen (Clea Lewis, "Ellen") isn't sold on this risky new venture, that is, until she notices a sudden boost in Andy's self-confidence. Andy's fellow strip mall neighbors -- Simon (Tony Hale, "Arrested Development") and Wally (Marshall Manesh, "Will & Grace") join him in the dicey investigations.
This comedy series was created by O'Brien and former "Late Night" head writer Jonathan Groff ("Ed"), who executive-produce the series with Jeff Ross and David Kissinger. "Andy Barker, P.I." is from NBC Universal Television Studio and Conaco. The pilot was directed by Jason Ensler ("The West Wing").
NBC.com is offering free online streaming of all 6 episodes, including an online exclusive with guest stars Amy Sedaris and Ed Asner. They are also available for purchase on iTunes.
Cast: Andy Richter as Andy Barker, Clea Lewis as Jenny Barker, Tony Hale as Simon, Harve Presnell as Lew Staziak, Marshall Manesh as Wally
Read our review of the pilot and two other episodes here.
Discuss the show after you watch it on Thursday on our message board.
Sitcoms Airing Tonight
Tuesday, August 19
Family Guy - "Boopa-dee Bappa-dee" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Griffins take a trip to Italy and are forced to deal with annoying immigration laws after Peter destroys the family’s passports.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Fancy Brugdom" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Charles asks Jake to be the best man at his wedding, a role that requires Jake to be supportive in important wedding decisions, ranging from cake tasting to floral arrangements. Meanwhile, Terry, Amy and Gina support each other as they start a new extreme diet and Holt helps Rosa make a sincere apology.
New Girl - "Big News" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The morning after their break-up, Jess and Nick scramble to keep it a secret from the loftmates. Meanwhile, Winston passes his police academy entrance exam, and demands that the gang throw him a “Honey Roast.”
The Mindy Project - "An Officer and a Gynecologist" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (repeat)
Mindy has a run-in with the law when a surly police officer (guest star Tim Daly) admonishes her for giving his young daughter birth control pills. Meanwhile, Danny befriends a rabbi who offers to refer his congregation to Schulman & Associates because he thinks Danny is Jewish.
Sullivan & Son - "Monkey Plate" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Steve and Susan try to throw the perfect celebration for Ok Cha's birthday, but the arrival of Cousin Jenny (Margaret Cho) brings up an old family feud over a monkey plate. Meanwhile, Roy has once-in-a-lifetime field passes to a game, and Owen and Ahmed compete for the extra pass.
Tuesday, August 19
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun) - Catch Joseph on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
- Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) - Tasha appears on a repeat of The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
- Lena Dunham (Girls) - Lena is a guest on a repeat of Katie, so check your local listings.
- Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse gives the scoop on one of his coolest celebrity encounters on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
- Vicki Lawrence (Mama's Family) - Vicki appears as Mama on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
- Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife) - Malin is a guest on a repeat of Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
- Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin surprises a fan on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
- Jennifer Esposito (Samantha Who?/Spin City) - Jennifer joins the Chew Crew on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
- Ana Ortiz (A.U.S.A./Kristin) - Ana will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
- The Cast of The Brady Bunch - Florence Henderson, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland, Susan Olsen and Barry Williams reunite to celebrate Florence's 80th Birthday on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.