17 items from 2015
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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 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
"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. »
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is great at many things, which is what makes it one of the best comedies on TV today. The series is a terrific workplace sitcom that has established genuine and compelling friendships between its central characters, a fantastic platform for all of its performers to showcase their specific but marvelous comedic chops, and, essentially, a joke-delivery system, providing viewers with more laughs per minute than almost any other show on television. However, what Brooklyn Nine-Nine has proven to be best at during much of its first season and particularly in Season 2 is telling a good romantic story, as the will-they-won’t-they situation between Jake and Amy has been handled perfectly. Anyone that has ever watched The Office or Parks and Rec before shouldn’t be surprised at how well Brooklyn Nine-Nine is handling Jake and Amy’s romance. Brooklyn‘s co-creators Michael Schur and Dan Goor are alumni »
- Chris King
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
The rise in television programming over the years has led to a number of television festivals where show fans and show casts and crews can get together to discuss series. Among these festivals is the Atx Television festival, which is held in Austin Texas every summer. Set to go into its fourth incarnation this year, the festival will be held from June 4th to the 7th, and a new slate of attendees have now been announced, as per Variety.
The festival will formally begin with a look at the upcoming series Complications. The USA Network drama’s screening will be followed by a panel with the show’s stars and creator Matt Nix, who is also onboard as producer.
The festival will also feature a conversation with legendary Simpsons, Taxi, and Mary Tyler Moore writer and co-creator James L. Brooks, who will be sitting down for a conversation with journalist Phil Rosenthal. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Even more television is heading down to Austin, Texas, this summer for the fourth annual Atx Festival on June 4-7.
Panels for NBC’s “Hannibal” with creator Bryan Fuller and Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” with creator Dan Goor and cast members have been added to the festival, along with a “cancelled too soon” panel for Amy Sherman Palladino’s former ABC Family series “Bunheads.”
Atx will also feature the season-five premiere screening of USA Networks’ “Suits,” a 25-year anniversary screening of Marta Kauffman’s HBO series “Dream On” and a “Dawson’s Creek” pilot script reading, presented by creator Kevin Williamson and surprise guests.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Additional programming announcements, which can be found below, include a Dawson’s Creek script reading and sessions for Suits, Hannibal and more.
The fest has also announced that TV icon James L. Brooks »
Yesterday, I published the first half of a long email exchange with “Parks and Recreation” co-creator Mike Schur looking at the origins and evolutions of some of the show’s most memorable supporting characters and running gags. That discussion concludes today with talk of DJ Roomba (who came very close to never being a part of our lives), Li’l Sebastian, Burt Macklin and a lot more. But we start out with the first — and last — appearance of Pawnee’s greatest mystery man. I know you had talked in the past about wanting to get Bill Murray to play the occasionally-mentioned but never-seen Mayor Gunderson. How did that actually come about? And if he had said no, was there a back-up Gunderson plan, or would he have simply remained a mystery forever? Mike Schur: We wanted to do an episode in the final season where someone died. We settled on Gunderson, »
- Alan Sepinwall
In a parallel universe, Jim O'Heir could have spent the last seven seasons on "Parks and Recreation" not as office punching bag Garry/Jerry/Larry/Terry/Garry, but as Ron Swanson. That's the role he auditioned for at the start, and while he didn't get it, Mike Schur and Greg Daniels liked his audition enough to hire him as a background character with the potential to do more, much like Stanley, Phyllis and Meredith on "The Office." It was a move that paid out well for all involved, and tonight's second episode — the last regular installment of "Parks" before next week's series finale — had a crowning moment of sorts for O'Heir's long-suffering alter ego. (I reviewed both of tonight's episodes here.) Earlier today, we spoke about the ups, downs, and many names of Garry Gergich, the experience of being a part of this great series, as well as the Kickstarter »
- Alan Sepinwall
A few weeks before Brooklyn Nine-Nine first premiered, Andy Samberg appeared on the Comedy Central Roast for James Franco. Bill Hader, dressed up in a red tracksuit as the president of Hollywood, joked that evening about the lack of potential for a sitcom set in the more serious world of law enforcement. “What’s going to happen when you run out of funny crimes like graffiti and pickpockets?” Hader asked, rather sordidly. “Can’t wait to see episode 10 when Brooklyn Nine-Nine has to deal with a rape.”
Despite its stellar one-and-a-half year run, one of the sole complaints one should give Brooklyn Nine-Nine is how infrequently it deals with serious criminal activity. Usually, the series eases away from more brutal subject matter by viewing at quirky ex-convicts and their petty actions against the law. That Dan Goor and Michael Schur’s comedy can keep its spirit and laugh count high »
- Jordan Adler
The orders for “Gotham” (pictured) and “Empire” were no-brainers, as both shows have performed well — really well in the case of “Empire” — for the network and made plenty of noise in social media. The renewals were announced Saturday during Fox’s presentation at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena, Calif.
“Gotham,” the Batman origins story, hails from Warner Bros. TV and exec producer Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon and John Stephens. Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue and Jada Pinkett-Smith star. The show has to date averaged 10.6 million viewers and 4.2 rating in adults 18-49 in Nielsen’s live-plus-7 ratings.
“Empire” has been the sleeper hit of the season, barreling out of the gate last week with an impressive bow and gaining in its second week. »
- Cynthia Littleton
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“Gotham” is averaging a 4.2 rating in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic and 10.6 million total viewers thus far in its first season. The Batman prequel comes from executive producer Bruno Heller. Danny Cannon »
- Tony Maglio
The Emmy winning actor will play Jake Peralta’s (Andy Samberg) father, first appearing on an episode of the police-centered sitcom on Sunday, March 8. His character, Captain Roger Peralta, is billed as a charming airline pilot who often lets down his son. But Jake hopes all that will change when the two of them enjoy a father-son weekend in Brooklyn.
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- Travis Reilly
A review of tonight's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as I hate a whole new genre of music... "Beach House" was yet another episode of the season where the four-act structure resulted in a super abrupt ending — Captain Holt and the detectives are finally enjoying each other's company, and then Boom!, cut to the production company logos — but everything leading up to that was pretty terrific. Both the teaser with Holt's missing pants(*) and the uncomfortable party(**) that followed dealt with the barrier that the captain tends to erect between himself and the squad, and between matters professional and personal, and both played nicely off of the strange aloofness Andre Braugher brings to the character, without just making him into a cartoon robot. The beach party built nicely, with various attempts at bonding going south — my favorite was Holt explaining that Dan Hammer "Died of cancer of the mouth, »
- Alan Sepinwall
17 items from 2015
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