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Fox has announced at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour that its two hit sitcoms Brooklyn Nine-Nine and New Girl are to crossover with a two-episode story spanning both shows on October 11th between 8pm and 9pm.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine crossing over with New Girl is very exciting, but (and this is supposed to be a secret) it’s just the first step,” states Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor. “Stay tuned for our two casts to do a soulful R&B number on Empire, co-anchor the Fox 10 O’Clock News and connect for a touchdown on Fox NFL Sunday. But in all seriousness, we’re all huge fans of New Girl here at the Nine-Nine, and we’re excited to see our characters interact and to work with their incredible writers and producers. And also to see what their craft services are like, compared to ours.”
“The crossover episode has »
- Gary Collinson
Joseph Baxter Aug 9, 2016
While the quirkiness of New Girl and the cop chaos of Brooklyn Nine-Nine share the lone attribute of being successful sitcom mainstays of the Fox network, viewers probably didn’t imagine that the two shows took place in the same universe. Regardless, imagination will no longer be required, since Fox has just announced a comedy crossover that will see these two dissimilar sitcoms joining forces.
At the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Fox announced a two-episode fall event in which the raucous roomies of the Los Angeles-set comedy New Girl starring Zooey Deschanel briefly fly across the continent to the Big Apple, specifically to the jocular jurisdiction of the titular police precinct of Brooklyn Nine-Nine starring Andy Samberg. Of course, this collaboration is hardly a random event, »
The crossover was announced Monday at the Television Critics Association press tour at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.
“’Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ crossing over with ‘New Girl’ is very exciting, but (and this is supposed to be a secret) it’s just the first step,” said Dan Goor, co-creator and executive producer of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine.’ “Stay tuned for our two casts to do a soulful R&B number on ‘Empire’, co-anchor the Fox 10 O’Clock News and connect for a touchdown on Fox NFL Sunday. But in all seriousness, we’re all huge fans of ‘New Girl’ here at the ‘Nine-Nine,’ and we’re excited to see our characters interact and to work with their incredible writers and producers. And also to see what their craft services are like, compared to ours.”
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The network announced Monday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that the veteran comedies — and newly-minted Tuesday timeslot companions — will partake in a crossover event this fall. The one-hour stunt will air Tuesday, Oct. 11, beginning with Brooklyn Nine-Nine at 8/7c and concluding on New Girl at 8:30/7:30c.
Regarding the plot, Fox would only share that the New Girl crew will travel to Nine-Nine‘s Big Apple turf (we’re guessing fledgling cop Winston plays »
Dick Wolf would be proud. Fox is planning a one-hour “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”-“New Girl” crossover event for October 11. The two-episode arc will see Zooey Deschanel and her whacky gang heading east to the Big Apple, beginning at 8 p.m. that evening. “‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ crossing over with ‘New Girl’ is very exciting, but (and this is supposed to be a secret) it’s just the first step,” said Dan Goor, co-creator and executive producer of “Brooklyn.” “Stay tuned for our two casts to do a soulful R&B number on ‘Empire,’ co-anchor the Fox 10 o’clock news and connect for a touchdown on ‘Fox NFL. »
- Tony Maglio
Jake Peralta, meet Jess Day. Nick Miller, babble on to your heart's content in front of Captain Holt. Schmidt, good luck flirting with Rosa Diaz. A New Girl/Brooklyn Nine-Nine crossover is in the works. Fox announced today that characters from the two Tuesday comedies would meet in back-to-back episodes airing October 11 at 8 & 8:30 p.m. There aren't any details yet beyond the fact that the crossover will take place in New York, which raises the possibility that Coach might appear. Here are the showrunners of each: Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor: “Brooklyn Nine-nine crossing over with New Girl is very exciting, but (and this is supposed to be a secret) it’s just the first step. Stay tuned for our two casts to do a soulful R&B number on Empire, co-anchor the Fox 10 O’Clock News and connect for a touchdown on Fox NFL Sunday. But in all seriousness, »
- Alan Sepinwall
A review of tonight's Brooklyn Nine-Nine coming up just as soon as my lint is oblong and blue... Andre Braugher and Dennis Haysbert haven't had identical careers, nor are they identical performers, but there's been a lot of overlap between them. Both had their first breakthrough role in a 1989 movie (Braugher in Glory, Haysbert in Major League). Though Haysbert has leading man looks and charisma, while Braugher is a national acting treasure, neither has gotten much of an opportunity to carry their own movies, and have often wound up being the first among equals in TV ensembles. Both take advantage of rich and powerful voices to play authority figures (though only Haysbert's played a President), and both tend to work mainly in drama, even though those voices can work comedy magic when given the opportunity. All of which is to say that, watching the two work together in "The Bureau, »
- Alan Sepinwall
A quick review of tonight's Brooklyn Nine-Nine coming up just as soon as I use Frasier's name in vain... Because Dan Goor and Mike Schur worked together on Parks and Recreation before creating Brooklyn, there's always been a fair amount of Parks DNA in this show, where you can see the through line from, say, Leslie Knope to Amy Santiago, or from Ron Swanson to Ray Holt. But "Paranoia" is probably the show's most overt copying of a Parks episode to date, with the dueling bachelor/bachelorette party structure — one of them mixing work with pleasure, the other turning into a series of mini-parties — making it impossible to ignore the resemblance to season 5's "Two Parties," where Chris decides to give all the guys the bachelor party they never had, while Leslie's bachelorette party gets derailed by Lot 48 business. Hey, if you're going to steal from yourself, might as well »
- Alan Sepinwall
Both shows have been stable performers for Fox as the network has struggled this season with live-action comedy. “Last Man on Earth” is averaging a 1.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.32 million viewers overall in Nielsen’s “live plus-3” estimates this season, making it the network’s top-rated live-action comedy. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is close behind, averaging a 1.8 in the demo and 3.85 million total viewers in L+3.
Freshman comedies “Grandfathered” and “The Grinder” have failed to gain traction with viewers on Tuesday nights. Returning series “New Girl” has continued to see its ratings decline. Another new comedy, “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life,” was just moved to 7:30 p.m. Sundays, a sign of its own ratings struggles.
Amid this field, “Brooklyn” and “Last Man” have stood out and enjoyed critical success. »
- Daniel Holloway
It's evening round-up time, with quick thoughts on tonight's New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine coming up just as soon as I'm scared the Knicks may never be good again... New Girl stories that have Jess and Cece off on their own tend to be less fun than ones where they're interacting with one of more of the guys, so the most promising aspect of the eponymous plot of "The Apartment" was that it ended with Jess quitting her vice-principal gig. Jess's job has never been a particularly fruitful story area, and as we've seen from the start of this season, the show is in a better place right now when the loft is more chaotic, without Jess playing the responsible authority figure, so having her out of work (or in a less grown-up job) could be fun. Mainly, though, "The Apartment" was worth it for the presence of Sam Richardson »
- Alan Sepinwall
After a long stint in Pawnee, Ind., Michael Schur is heading to a very different place — a “Good Place,” in fact.
The latest project from “Parks and Recreation” executive producer Schur is a straight-to-series 13-episode comedy starring Kristen Bell (“House of Lies,” “Veronica Mars”) and Ted Danson. The NBC comedy is about a New Jersey woman who realizes that she’s not actually a very good person and tries to change — if only she can figure out what positive changes look like.
Danson, most recently seen in FX’s “Fargo,” will play a man who helps Bell’s character, Eleanor, on her self-improvement path. In his first interview about the new show, Schur, who is also an executive producer on “Master of None” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” said that there is a third major character to be cast, as well as an ensemble of a few other series regulars, but the »
- Maureen Ryan
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