Former NBC News Reporter and “To Catch a Predator” host Chris Hansen has been evicted from his New York City apartment.

TMZ says that Hansen was evicted by city marshals, but not before trying to pull a fast one. Word is that Hansen tried telling the marshals the attorneys worked out a deal.

The marshals weren't buying it and called the landlord's legal muscle. Sure enough ... no deal was in place.

TMZ says that after the locks were changed, our sources say Hansen tried getting back into the apartment, but obviously couldn't. He tried in vain to convince the super to let him inside ... to no avail.

Might be time to have a seat over there.