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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'New Girl' Super Bowl episode: Jake Johnson on supermodels, a baseball All-Star, and Prince! -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS
After the pigskin comes the purple velvet.
As we previously reported, Prince is hosting a shindig Sunday night, and the New Girl gang is (mostly) invited! Jake Johnson, who plays Nick, talked with EW about the Artist Once Again Known As Prince, promising he will play a central role in another step forward for live-in lovahs Nick and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) — and that’s before the guest headliner performs a new original song to close out the episode.
Meanwhile, L.A. Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw and Victoria’s Secret models Alessandra Ambrosio and Ana Beatriz Barros also show up for a house party that leaves any bash from 1999 in its dust. Let’s go crazy, shall we? Click through for your exclusive First Look at the loftmates’ epic evening. READ FULL STORY
'Puppy Bowl X': Watch a canine player get flagged repeatedly; plus a Kitty Halftime Show surprise -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Sure, the Broncos-Seahawks showdown in Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVIII is a classic match-up, pitting the No. 1 offense against the No. 1 defense, but can any of those players outcute the competitors in Puppy Bowl X? We think NOT. Animal Planet is hoping that you like your football as furry as possible, so starting at 3 p.m., you can watch young canines from animal shelters around the country run happily and haphazardly around the gridiron, with penguin cheerleaders rooting them on. (The two-hour special, which also offers where-they-are-now? spotlights on past Puppy Bowl players, will repeat five times that day, with new footage and features.) Want to unleash some Puppy Bowl X action right now? Click on the video below to watch an Old English Sheepdog named Ginger get whistled for multiple penalties, including “illegal bathing,” and then witness a special air delivery during the Kitty Halftime Show, which also includes a performance by Keyboard Cat. READ FULL STORY
President Barack Obama will sit for a live interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly before the Super Bowl.
The interview at the White House will air as part of Fox’s pregame show Feb. 2.
It’s become an annual tradition for the president to talk to the network televising the game on Super Bowl Sunday. O’Reilly also interviewed Obama before the Super Bowl three years ago, the last time Fox had the NFL championship.
Fox said Thursday that an additional recorded portion of the interview will be aired on The O’Reilly Factor on Feb. 3.
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
An electrical device that had been installed expressly to prevent a power outage caused the Super Bowl blackout, the stadium’s power company said Friday as it took the blame for the outage that brought the game to a halt for more than a half-hour.
Officials of Entergy New Orleans, a subsidiary of New Orleans-based Entergy Corp., said the device, called a relay, had been installed in switching gear to protect the Superdome from a cable failure between the company’s incoming power line and lines that run into the stadium.
The switching gear is housed in a building known as “the vault” near the stadium that receives a line directly from a nearby Entergy power substation. Once the line reaches the vault, it splits into two cables that go into the Superdome.
Company officials said the device performed with no problems during January’s Sugar Bowl and other earlier events, but has been removed and will be replaced. All systems at the Superdome are now working and the dome will host a major Mardi Gras event Saturday night, said Doug Thornton, an executive with SMG, the company that manages the stadium for the state.
The power failure at Sunday’s big game cut lights to about half of the stadium for 34 minutes, halting play between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. READ FULL STORY
The three-week-old star of Budweiser’s Super Bowl ad now has a name: Hope.
Anheuser-Busch said Tuesday that its contest to find a name for the foal born Jan. 16 at the company’s Clydesdale ranch in mid-Missouri generated more than 60,000 tweets, Facebook comments and other messages. Hope was one of the more popular names generated through the social media effort. READ FULL STORY
The Super Bowl isn’t the only big game on Sunday. Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl IX premieres at 3 p.m. ET, and the hedgehog cheerleaders and aren’t the only new additions. There’s more cameras than ever before — in the puppy hot tub and embedded in the chew toys. For the second year, actor and voice-over artist Dan Schachner (who voices promos for Showtime’s Shameless) suited up as The Ref. How does one get this job, and what does it entail? We asked him. READ FULL STORY
All you really want is Girls? You’re in luck — in order to mitigate competition from Sunday’s Super Bowl, HBO has made the comedy’s next episode available via On Demand and HBO Go nearly a week early. Enlightened is receiving the same treatment, because someone who normally watches Girls and Enlightened on Sunday nights is definitely the kind of person who cares about football.
No matter: Both series will also get special live debuts the night of Saturday, Feb. 2 before playing in their usual timeslots Feb. 3 as well. The net’s schedule will return to normal Feb. 10.
The Super Bowl is a little more than a week away, but in keeping with the trend of recent years, companies are slowly leaking details and teasers for their highly anticipated mid-game advertisements.
So what’s on the slate so far? We’ve rounded up some highlights below.
Is a warning in order? Oh, what the heck: Spoiler Alert!
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