TV critic Gillian Flynn makes her picks, as well as her choices for the year's Hall of TV Shame
10. ANDY BARKER, P.I. (NBC)
This incredibly likable Andy Richter series was canceled after a mere six episodes, landing it a spot alongside Police Squad in superb satires that deserved better. As a tidy accountant who accidentally inherits a detective business, Richter aided by a rabbity video buff (Arrested Development's Tony Hale) and an ass-kicking septuagenarian (Harve Presnell) with a phobia of chickens zipped through mysteries that both parodied and revered the detective genre. Co-created by Conan O'Brien, it was strange, smart and sadly brief.
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