CPA As Private Eye?


ON THE TUBE

W atch for “Andy Barker PI,” a new NBC prime-time comedy starring Andy Richter as a mild-mannered CPA. When he rents office space in a site formerly occupied by a detective agency, Barker immediately starts getting calls from people who mistake him for a private investigator. Instead of coming clean, he decides to take on some cases and embarks on a new career. Late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien is a cowriter and executive producer for the pilot.

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