Looks like it’s Brooklyn vs. bastard on the court at Wimbledon. EW has confirmed that Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) will play a pair of tennis rivals in a one-off HBO mockumentary about a seven-day match at Wimbledon. Titled 7 Days in Hell, the comedy will star Samberg as a superstar tennis “bad boy” Aaron Williams and Harington as Charles Lloyd Poole, a young prodigy.
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An officer and a gentle-lady have signed on to helm the final two episodes of Saturday Night Live‘s 39th season.
On May 10, Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron will return to Studio 8H to host SNL for the second time. She’ll be joined by The Black Keys, making their third appearance on NBC’s long-running sketch show. Theron can next be seen co-starring opposite Seth MacFarlane in the Western spoof A Million Ways to Die in the West, which opens May 30; The Black Keys will release their eighth studio album, Turn Blue, on May 12. READ FULL STORY
Are Peralta and Santiago going to get Silver Linings Playbook-ed?
The shippable detectives (played by Andy Samberg and Melissa Fumero) — along with Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) — are hitting the ballroom floor for an undercover assignment in the season finale of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. To absolutely no one’s surprise, Holt is unflappable on the formica. More unexpectedly, the Tracy Flick-ish Santiago may have found the only thing in the world at which she doesn’t excel.
Below, watch an exclusive featurette about the episode, “Charges and Specs,” where you’ll be dazzled by scads of sequins, moose-knuckle quips aplenty, and insights from the stars about how their characters’ dance experience stacks up to their own.
Are you ready for some football(-related laughs)??? Surprise Golden Globe champion Brooklyn Nine-Nine will get a chance to score points with a large chunk of Americans when Fox airs the police comedy on Sunday night after Super Bowl XLVIII. In the episode, “Operation: Broken Feather” — which is expected to begin around 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT, following a Prince-ly New Girl — Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) team up to investigate a series of hotel robberies, but Jake feels betrayed by his partner when he learns that she may defect to the Major Crimes Units to work with The Vulture (returning guest star Dean Winters). Winters is not the only returning guest star, though: Fred Armisen reprises his role as the highly odd and enigmatic Melipnos. Fred Armisen is not the only other returning guest star, though: Patton Oswalt resurfaces as Jake’s nemesis Fire Marshall Boone. The pair are pitted against each other in a game of padless tackle football in the park. Who will be the MVP of this NYPD-FDNY match-up? Check out the following clip to see, but let’s just say that you don’t want to bet against Sergeant Jeffords (Terry Crews, you know, former NFL defensive end/linebacker).
And the surprises just keep coming: Freshman comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine just snagged the Golden Globe Award for Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy. This is the second year in a row that the Hollywood Foreign Press has celebrated a new program in this category; last year, HBO’s Girls took home the prize.
Executive producer Daniel J. Goor accepted the award on his show’s behalf, making sure to thank his writers — “who never get to see their families” — series lead and newly-anointed Golden Globe winner Andy Samberg, co-EP and co-creator Michael Schur, and finally, his family, including his two-and-a-half-year-old, “who’s a nightmare.” Goor closed out his speech by noting that he decided to go into comedy instead of medicine, and that, in the end, he’s positive that he made the right decision: “This is way better than saving a human life.”
Check out the full list of winners here.
After returning from his honeymoon, Andy Samberg has something else to celebrate: The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star won his first Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Comedy. The win was unexpected, even to him. He had no speech prepared, so he did the usual “thank you”s in his own way. The best moment: When he used air quotes to thank “my team.” He quickly added, “I really do love and respect them.”
Here’s an example of why Brooklyn Nine-Nine earned that Golden Globe nomination: The Fox comedy is back Tuesday with The Office‘s Craig Robinson guest starring as Doug Judy, one of Rosa’s perps who has information about the “Pontiac Bandit,” a car thief that Jake (Andy Samberg) has been tracking for years. Doug also has a laserdisc collection that leads to an excellent moment for fans of An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. Watch an exclusive clip below. READ FULL STORY
Andy Samberg’s Fox comedy is getting a full season — and another big boost.
Fox has picked up another nine episodes of Tuesday comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Brooklyn has also scored TV’s biggest promotional opportunity: a post-Super Bowl slot.
Brooklyn will join New Girl in a one-hour special comedy block airing after the big game. (New Girl was previously announced, and is still currently expected to air first.) “It’s exciting to see that both critics and fans love Brooklyn Nine-Nine as much as we do,” said Fox entertainment chairman Reilly. “With Andy and Andre [Braugher] out in front of this incredible ensemble, it feels like this show is going to be around for a long time.” READ FULL STORY
Andy Samberg is about to go a little crazy … or cuckoo, rather.
EW has confirmed that NBC has given a put pilot commitment to a U.S. remake of BBC Three’s Cuckoo, a story about a normal family who gets a rude awakening when their daughter returns from a summer abroad having married a very unusual man named Cuckoo (think hippie). UK writers Robin French and Kieron Quirke will serve as executive producers and writers on the remake with The Simpsons‘ Tim Long attached as executive producer and showrunner. The original series’ executive producers, Ash Atalla and Dan Hine, will also produce the remake.
Watch the BBC Three trailer for Cuckoo below: READ FULL STORY
When it comes to closing cases, Det. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) is kind of like Kyra Sedgwick in The Closer. But in the next episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m.), he’s become the opposite of Kyra Sedgwick in The Closer. He reluctantly seeks advice from his fellow detectives on how to break out of his slump, and their suggestions range from sexy to painful to just not helpful at all. See for yourself below. READ FULL STORY
Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher are teaming up to clean up the streets with a new weapon: Laughter. From the producers of beloved small-town-government comedy Parks and Recreation comes the promising big-city-cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, an ensemble show starring Samberg as Jake Peralta, a young detective whose gift for solving cases is rivaled by his talent for clowning around, something that displeases his straitlaced, straight-faced new boss, Captain Ray Holt (Braugher). In EW’s Fall TV Preview issue, we visited the Brooklyn Nine-Nine set and spent some time interrogating the new partners in comedy crime before their big debut on Fox tonight at 8:30 p.m. Our critics have also named the show one of the best new series of the fall. Before you race to the newsstand to pick up the issue, though, step out of the vehicle and slowly place your hands on the scroll bar to check out these bonus quotes from the cast and series creators Michael Schur and Dan Goor.
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Comedy Central is turning up the celebrity heat on its roast of James Franco: Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari and SNL vet/Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg have been added to the roster of comedians and actors who will take their best shots at the thespian/director/writer/producer/Oscar host. The network previously announced that Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross, and Sarah Silverman will serve as roasters, while Franco’s This is the End/Pineapple Express/Freaks & Geeks co-star Seth Rogen emcees the festivities as Roast Master.
The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco will be filmed Aug. 25 and airs Sept. 2 at 10 p.m.
The network’s roast specials, which began in 2003, have celebrated/ridiculed the careers of celebs such as Pamela Anderson, William Shatner, Charlie Sheen, and Roseanne Barr.
Dean Winters has mixed it up with Tina Fey on 30 Rock, and now he’ll play the onscreen foil of another Saturday Night Live vet, Andy Samberg. READ FULL STORY
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