Fall TV Preview 2013: FOX’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine [PHOTOS and VIDEO]
I’m going on record to say that this was the quickest Summer TV season ever. Remember when the summer hiatus used to last what seemed like forever? Not anymore. Probably because networks no longer take the months of June, July and August off.
Regardless of this fact, we’re now transitioning to one of the most exciting times for any fan of the small screen. Fall TV is underway. One of my first impressions? I’m seriously scared of Tuesdays. It has to be one of the most crowded nights of the week. Crowded is an understatement. Tuesdays are overloaded with quality TV shows.
In fact, starting tonight, three of my favorite comedies premiere. New Girl kicks off season three while The Mindy Project unloads season two. And if you have room to fit one more comedy on your DVR, please let it beÂ Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It was one of the biggest surprises for me, personally.
Now, I only kinda sorta know Andy Samberg from his Saturday Night Live stint. I caught some of his Digital Shorts online (i.e. D–ck in a Box = awesome). But for the most part, I wasn’t watching much of SNL during the Andy Samberg era.Â So I didn’t quite know what to expect from his new series. After watching the pilot, it became one of my favorite shows of the fall.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Synopsis:Â A workplace ensemble comedy about what happens when a talented, yet carefree police detective and his diverse group of colleagues get a tough new captain with a lot to prove.
TV Goodness Fall Preview Ratings System
Watch Later on DVR
Undecided — Need to Watch Some More
Not Watching at All
All right. Normally, I’d give a show like this a Watch Live rating. But because this show is airing on Tuesday nights, it’s getting a Watch Later on DVR. Sorry, Samberg. Almost everything I watch on this stellar night of TV is getting DVR’d. It’s going to take me days and days to get through all those episodes.
But Brooklyn Nine-Nine is one I plan to keep up with. Right now, Samberg is fabulous. And I’m loving Andre Braugher and Terry Crews. I never thought of the Emmy-winning actor being on a comedy. But Braugher totally works on this show. It’s official. He can do everything. I’m going to play wait and see on the rest of the cast — will I fall in love with them like I did with the casts of New Girl and The Mindy Project? I hope so. Here’s the lowdown on where you’ve seen some of the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actors before:
Andy Samberg (Detective Jake Peralta): Saturday Night Live, Celeste and Jesse Forever, That’s My Boy
Andre Braugher (Captain Ray Holt): Homicide: Life on the Streets, Last Resort, Men of a Certain Age
Terry Crews (Sergeant Terry Jeffords): Everybody Hates Chris, Are We There Yet?, The Newsroom, The Expendables
Melissa Fumero (Detective Amy Santiago): Gossip Girl, The Mentalist, One Life to Live (she played Adriana Cramer for four years)
Joe Lo Truglio (Detective Charles Boyle): Superbad, Pineapple Express, Reno 911!, The State
Stephanie Beatriz (Detective Rosa Diaz): Short-Term 12, Modern Family (she played Sofia Vergara’s sister, Sonia, in an episode)
Chelsea Peretti (Gina Linetti):Â She’s a stand-up comedian who has been on Louie and Tosh.0. She has also written for Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live and The Sarah Silverman Program.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine premieres tonight at 8:30/7:30c on FOX.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Promo
FOX Fall Preview: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Photo Credit for the Following Images: Beth Dubber/FOX
Photo Credit for the Following Images: Eddy Chen/FOX
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