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).
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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
You don’t need to do any detective work to steal a glimpse at the new poster for Fox’s buzzed-about fall comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Simply look above and experience some in-your-face action.
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'Comedy Bang! Bang!': Watch what happens when Andy Samberg is asked a terrible question -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
When Comedy Bang! Bang! returns to IFC on July 12, Andy Samberg drops by for a delightful chat with host Scott Aukerman. Well, maybe not so much delightful as… DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS! As you will see in the video below, something starts to smell funny when Aukerman asks the former Saturday Night Live star a rather pungent question. READ FULL STORY
How do you fight a flagging American Idol franchise and ratings that dipped 20% last season? Hopefully, by luring your viewers back with some big names. That’s the latest strategy for Fox, which came out of the upfronts on Tuesday with a lineup that included Andy Samberg, Greg Kinnear, Seth MacFarlane, J.J. Abrams, and Kiefer Sutherland, the latter of whom will return for the miniseries 24: Live Another Day. (Midseason picks include the Chris Meloni comedy Surviving Jack, the Terry O’Quinn drama Gang Related, and M. Night Shyamalan’s miniseries Wayward Pines, which will star Matt Dillon, but trailers for those shows are not yet available yet for review.) Still, fame doesn’t always equal quality. For every promising buddy-cop comedy, there’s a not-so-promising sitcom from a certain Oscar host who prides himself on being “edgy.” Sorry, Seth MacFarlane, but the only boobs I saw today were the two guys in your new show.
Imagine The Office, except set in a police precinct. Now imagine Andy Samberg as its resident dimwit, a detective who wiles away the hours playing fire extinguisher roller-chair derby and doing very bad, meep-morp-I-am-a-robot impressions of his humorless boss (Andre Braugher). If you’re not laughing yet — and I was, right from the moment that Samberg rocks out to a terrible preset keyboard demo at the beginning of the trailer – consider that Brooklyn Nine-Nine was created by Dan Goor and Michael Shur, who mastered the art of the workplace comedy with Parks and Recreation. Judging by the teaser, which also features a cameo from Fred Armisen as a wide-eyed creeper, Brooklyn Nine-Nine could actually be funny. Still not convinced? If you don’t at least smile at Samberg’s very special cop “uniform” (shirt and tie on top, multi-colored Speedo on the bottom), then you either have no heart or no pants.
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