"I fully understand the reality of the business of television," the star of the now-defunct "Andy Richter Controls the Universe" show told the News.
"You are not making gourmet food. You're making cheeseburgers," he explained. "I'm fine with that, I just want to make good cheeseburgers. I don't want to make a lousy cardboard, lukewarm imitation."
The new series is set to debut next month, but Richter can also be seen in the new Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen comedy, "New York Minute," in theaters now.