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After three straight years with four of the six supporting comedy actor slots belonging to "Modern Family," last year finally saw the majority figure cut in half with only Ty Burrell and Jesse Tyler Ferguson making the cut (and Burrell winning). Ed O'Neill and/or Eric Stonestreet could make a comeback, or maybe the "Family" love will reduce further this time around? That all depends on whether Tony Hale ("Veep"), Fred Armisen ("Portlandia"), Adam Driver ("Girls") and/or Andre Braugher ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine") can return from last year, and if Martin Sheen ("Grace and Frankie"), Sam Waterston ("Grace and Frankie"), Hugh Laurie ("Veep"), Tituss Burgess ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Laurence Fishburne ("Blackish") and/or Josh Gad ("The Comedians") can squeak in for their shows' first seasons (or Hugh Laurie for his first season of "Veep"). Read More: Netflix »
- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers
After three straight years with four of the six supporting comedy actor slots belonging to "Modern Family," last year finally saw the majority figure cut in half with only Ty Burrell and Jesse Tyler Ferguson making the cut (and Burrell winning). Ed O'Neill and/or Eric Stonestreet could make a comeback, or maybe the "Family" love will reduce further this time around? That all depends on whether Tony Hale ("Veep"), Fred Armisen ("Portlandia"), Adam Driver ("Girls") and/or Andre Braugher ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine") can return from last year, and if Martin Sheen ("Grace and Frankie"), Sam Waterston ("Grace and Frankie"), Hugh Laurie ("Veep"), Tituss Burgess ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Laurence Fishburne ("Blackish") and/or Josh Gad ("The Comedians") can squeak in for their shows' first seasons (or Hugh Laurie for his first season of "Veep"). Read More: Netflix...
- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers
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Ausiello: Borth is staying on as Catherine… at least for a little while, in part because next season will open with the “first dance” at Kono and Adam’s wedding. “We’ll miss the actual vows, but we’ll come in on them being introduced as husband and wife,” showrunner Peter M. Lenkov tells TVLine. As for Borth’s status, »
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine finale had the misfortune of airing against another, more epochal finale this evening, but interestingly enough, this episode equally marked #TheEndOfAnEra for many of the characters in our favorite precinct, with the writers deserving full credit for finally shaking up the board on the show’s increasingly stagnant milieu. Though his unbelievably touching closing speech might have given a few fans cause for concern, Andre Braugher is definitely not leaving the show (thank God), and we’re going to get to see a chunk of next season center around Holt trying to run, and fight his way back from, the NYPD’s public-relations department. (Delightfully, he’ll be joined by Gina, who already understands one major tenant of working with journalists: “Always say your insults to someone’s face. No paper trail!”) I’m proud of the show for painting itself into this challenging corner, especially because »
- Allie Pape
The following post mortem contains spoilers for the Season 2 finale of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
O Captain, my captain… you got played.
Despite his best efforts to get the upper hand over rival Madeline Wuntch (Kyra Sedgwick) in Sunday’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine season finale, Captain Holt was forced to leave the precinct behind and take a desk job in the NYPD Public Relations Department.
Long story short: After Holt unearthed an incriminating letter that Wuntch once wrote, Wuntch fired back by threatening to make all the 99 cops miserable if Holt showed the letter to anyone— a risk the captain was not willing to take. »
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" just wrapped up its strong second season with its best episode of the year, dealing with Jake and Amy's awkward attraction for each other, Captain Holt trying to avoid being promoted out of the Nine-Nine by Chief Wuntch, and Boyle helping Diaz on her birthday. Rather than do a review, I reached out to "Brooklyn" co-creator and showrunner Dan Goor with some emailed questions about both the events of the finale and season 2 as a whole, coming up just as soon as I Don Johnson it... Did you know when you made the finale who the new captain would be? If not, do you know now, whether the specific performer or at least the type of character it is? And what are you comfortable saying? Dan Goor: We did not know who the new captain would be when we came up with the finale. We were really »
- Alan Sepinwall
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" concludes what's been another funny season Sunday night at 8:30 on Fox. At the end of the most recent episode, Captain Holt learned to his horror that his nemesis Chief Wuntch had tricked him into succeeding so she could promote him out of the Nine-Nine and into a boring desk job. In this exclusive clip from the finale, which again displays the great deadpan chemistry between Andre Braugher and Kyra Sedgwick — not to mention how good both Terry Crews and Chelsea Peretti are at reacting to things — the two old rivals square off in close quarters. Enjoy. »
- Alan Sepinwall
You could practically feel the collective childlike glee of Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s entire creative team in the moment that gives its episode this title: Peralta, Boyle, and Holt jumping into a field from a real-life helicopter. This show is typically executed on what appears to be a microbudget, and while the chopper likely did not come cheap (nor did its soundtrack of “Ante Up”), it certainly gave the case at the center of the episode some flavor that was lacking in previous installments. Considering how much Holt hated his sedentary job in NYPD public relations, he still spends the vast majority of his time as the Nine-Nine’s captain riding a desk, which is a shame: Andre Braugher’s acerbic lack of affect plays beautifully with Andy Samberg’s sassy wisecracks and Joe Lo Truglio’s goofball adoration, to the point where you wish Holt could come along on every case. »
- Allie Pape
"The question of Jake and Amy will be opened up again and they do lock lips. That's big," teases "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Joe Lo Truglio about the show's anticipated Season 2 finale during our recent red carpet interview (watch below). "Someone leaves the precinct. And something leaves the precinct as well. So that's a little extra." -Break- Andre Braugher, Michael Schur, Dan Goor chat 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Golden Globe wins We interviewed Lo Truglio and stars Melissa Fumero and Chelsea Peretti at a special "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Emmy event held Friday night at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The entire cast was there for a panel discussion following a screening of the final two episodes of Season 2. It was a fun night for fans and Emmy voters in attendance as they all got to take home "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" donuts as tasty souvenirs. How will Fumero and the cast be suppo. »
"I kind of expected both of those awards to go to us," says "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Andre Braugher about the show's Golden Globe wins in 2014 during our recent red carpet interview (watch below). "The Golden Globes highlights shows that are looking for an audience ... so I was not surprised that Andy Samberg won and I was not surprised that the show got a nod." -Break- Andy Samberg teases hosting the Emmys: Will Lonely Island appear? We interviewed Braugher and showrunners Michael Schur and Dan Goor at a special "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Emmy event held Friday night at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The entire cast was there for a panel discussion following a screening of the final two episodes of Season 2. It was a fun night for fans and Emmy voters in attendance as they all got to take home "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" donuts as tasty souvenirs. Talking humbly about the show's Globe triu. »
Law and Order: Svu is filled to the brim with new and familiar faces for an episode appropriately called "Perverted Justice." Welcome back to the fold, Captain Cragen (Dann Florek) and Bayard Ellis (Andre Braugher)! Now go deal with "Perverted Justice." So what's brought Bayard Ellis back into Sgt. Olivia Benson's (Mariska Hargitay) life? And why are they at dinner? And is that spark igniting?! And how can we get NBC to give us updates on Baby Noah and the adoption every hour? "Such a sweet boy," Ellis says. "He has your smile." "If everything goes as planned then the adoption will be official in a month," Benson says. Be still our Baby Noah-loving »
A review of tonight's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon I've lost the right to pee... Though "AC/DC" aired more than a month after the most recent episode, the two still feel linked to me in the ways that they've tried, to mixed success, to lay some emotional foundation underneath Jake's usual antics. In "Sabotage," he admitted that he can't sit back and let other people help him because of abandonment issues from his dad, but the moment was so brief that it felt more like a distraction than anything else. Here, he eventually tells Terry and Charles the real reason why he can't let go of any case: the one time he did it, the perp stayed free long enough to kill a few innocent people. Here, it didn't feel like the show was trying to skimp on the dramatic beat, but rather that it maybe didn't »
- Alan Sepinwall
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TVLine has learned exclusively that Wiley will appear in the May 6 episode, titled “Perverted Justice,” as Michelle Thompson, a woman whose father is in prison on incest and rape charges, due to testimony she gave as a child victim. But now, as part of a 12-step program, Michelle is trying to make amends to those »
Robert Sean Leonard is checking into Law & Order: Svu. The House alum will guest star on a May episode of the NBC drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Leonard will play Ada Kenneth O’Dwyer, who once sent a man to jail for raping his daughter. However, when the daughter chooses to recant her testimony, the case is reopened and O'Dwyer must return to defend the verdict after Ellis (returning guest star Andre Braugher) asks for a retrial. The episode will also welcome back former series regular Dann Florek. Svu, which wraps season 16 next month, was renewed for season
- Kate Stanhope
Both actors will return for one guest star shot in the same episode, Variety has confirmed.
“Law & Order” vet Florek made his departure from “Svu” during the 15th season, after spending 14 years as Captain Cragen on the procedural since its start in 1999. Before “Svu,” he starred in the same role on the original flagship for the first three seasons, making guest appearances throughout the series.
On the upcoming episode, Florek will reprise his role as the now-retired Cragen, TV Guide first reported, to help the squad reopen a rape case, which Braugher’s attorney character is working on.
Florek and Braugher’s episode airs this May. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
O Captain, my captain… is returning to Law & Order: Svu.
Dann Florek, who long portrayed Captain Donald Cragen on the NBC drama, will return to the series for one episode, TVGuide.com reports.
RelatedReport: NBC Eyeing Law & Order Revival, With Original Stars
Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) will also return as attorney Bayard Ellis in a May episode, in which Ellis represents a man who was imprisoned for raping his daughter — a case that Cragen helps re-open.
Florek left Svu last year after spending 15 seasons as a series regular.
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A quick review of tonight's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as I update my jerk rolodex... Of late, "Brooklyn" has toggled back and forth between episodes with two stories and episodes with three, and the latter group often ends up feeling rushed throughout. That mostly wasn't the case with the subplots of "Sabotage," which each had a couple of funny ideas at their core — Holt and Terry disagree about whether to lie to Gina about missing her dance performance, and Boyle is forced to work a case with Scully and Hitchcock, who turn out to be secretly competent — and executed them well. (I don't know that the show "needed" to ever tell us that Scully and Hitchcock can actually do the job when they feel like it, but it will add some texture to all their future idiocy.) The eponymous story pitting Jake against the return of Chris Parnell »
- Alan Sepinwall
The latest episode of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" featured a subplot where Captain Holt gave his underlings the following brain-teaser: There are twelve men on an island. Eleven weigh exactly the same amount, but one of them is slightly lighter or heavier. You must figure out which. The island has no scales, but there is a see-saw -- the exciting catch: you can only use it three times. The "Brooklyn" detectives couldn't solve the problem, but many of you quickly went to work to figure it out. Now for confirmation, here's an exclusive clip of Andre Braugher as Captain Holt explaining the exciting manner of solving it. Enjoy. A new episode of "Brooklyn" airs Sunday night at 8:30 Eastern on Fox. »
- Alan Sepinwall
USA Network is launching its first-ever “USA Unites” awards spotlighting people making a difference in their communities. The ceremony will honor 10 winners with a $5,000 grant each to fund their projects, and the announcements will be made on-air, online and in their hometowns. The awards will also include a category honoring youth. Also read: Andre Braugher to Introduce ‘Glory’ for USA’s Next Characters Unite Film Series “Building on the great success of the Characters Unite Awards, we’re now expanding the scope of the program to honor unsung heroes making a difference on a wider array of critical causes, including promoting equality, »
- Alicia Banks
It’s time you meet your new favorite actress, How To Get Away with Murder star Aja Naomi King. You’ll get along great because she loves Shonda Rhimes, Beyoncé, and Empire‘s Cookie Lyon as much as you do.
VH1 caught up with the up-and-coming star, who dished on the behind-the-scenes action of Murder (Shonda!) and how she feels about diversity being at the forefront of TV’s current lineup. Did we mention she supports Fifty Shades of Grey? Yes, she rocks.
How are you feeling about season 1 coming to an end?
It’s kind of sad, we’ve had so much fun shooting it and spending all this time together. I don’t want it to end, I enjoy people watching it and telling me what they think about it.
What has been your favorite scene to shoot so far?
Before it was the woods scene because it »
- Taylor Ferber
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