Since leaving Saturday Night Live last summer after seven years, Andy Samberg has taken great advantage of his freedom, starring opposite Adam Sandler in That’s My Boy, creating new tunes with his longtime musical comedy group The Lonely Island and headlining the record-breaking sitcom Cuckoo in the UK. And it’s only getting better: Fox just ordered 13 episodes of Samberg’s new series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, wherein he plays a young detective who doesn’t take his job as seriously as his stern boss would like.
The single-camera show, created by Michael Schur (The Office, Parks and Recreation) and Dan Goor (Parks and Recreation), will also star the Julliard-trained Andre Braugher, best known for his dramatic roles, namely his Emmy-award winning portrayal of Det. Frank Pembleton in Homicide: Life on the Street. He’ll play Samberg’s stern boss, Capt. Holt, a 30-year veteran. Samberg’s UK show was set to shoot a second season. It’ll be interesting to see if the star’s new gig will affect that.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is one of four new comedies coming to Fox. The network previously announced it greenlighted Seth MacFarlane’s first live-action series Dads, starring Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi; Fox, however, just increased its episode order from seven to 13. Surviving Jack (starring Christopher Meloni), Enlisted (starring Geoff Stults) and Us and Them (starring Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel) have also been ordered to series.
[via Deadline, Hollywood Reporter]