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Interview: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' star Andre Braugher still isn't sure he's funny

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Interview: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' star Andre Braugher still isn't sure he's funny
Andre Braugher has a pair of Emmy wins for drama and one could easily argue that it's a minor travesty he only won one Emmy for "Homicide: Life on the Street." He's mastered a wide range of portrayals of heroes who are stern, capable and flawed, giving them authentic, raw life. And at least for the foreseeable future, it's going to be hard to interview Andre Braugher without suddenly finding humor in his thoughtful and entirely earnest answers. Captain Ray Holt on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" isn't Braugher's first role to feature humor. As he correctly notes, "Men of a Certain Age" offered him the chance to get humane, ego-free laugher and earned him two Emmy nominations, though they were technically for drama. Braugher's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" nomination was his first for comedy and was a recognition of how swiftly Braugher has eased into the rhythm of the single-cam and how instantly proficient
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Andre Braugher Scores Another Post-Super Bowl Win With Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Twenty-one Super Sundays ago, Andre Braugher kicked off his episodic-tv career as hard-charging Baltimore Det. Frank Pembleton on Homicide: Life on the Street. The role would earn him his first of seven Emmy nominations — he has won twice, for Homicide and the FX miniseries Thief — and lead to gigs playing doctors (Gideon's Crossing, House), military men (Last Resort) and even a car salesman (Men of a Certain Age).

Now he's come full circle, again embodying a police officer, albeit a very different one: Capt. Ray Holt, the deadpan commanding officer on...

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Andre Braugher joins Mike Schur/Andy Samberg comedy for Fox

Emmy winner Andre Braugher is joining Andy Samberg in an untitled Fox comedy pilot from "Parks and Recreation" producers Mike Schur and Dan Goor.

The single camera comedy follows a diverse group of New York City detectives and Braugher will play the precinct's Captain.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pilot cast also includes Terry Crews ("Everybody Hates Chris"), Stephanie Beatriz ("Modern Family"), Melissa Fumero ("One Life to Live") and another "Parks and Rec" writer, Chelsea Peretti. "21 Jump Street" filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing.

If the show is picked up, it would mark Braugher's first series regular gig on a half-hour comedy. He won two Emmys -- for NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street" in 1998 and FX's miniseries "Thief" in 2006 -- and garnered additional nominations for HBO's movie "The Tuskegee Airmen," ABC's medical drama "Gideon's Crossing" and TNT's dramedy "Men of a Certain Age."

Most recently, Braugher
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17 TV and Movie Theme Song Facts that Might Blow Your Mindhole

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The Last 10 Emmy Winners for Best TV Theme Song

2010 -- "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime)

2009 -- "Great Performances" (PBS)

2008 -- "Pirate Master" (CBS)

2007 -- "The Tudors" (Showtime)

2006 -- "Masters of Horror" (Showtime)

2005 -- "Desperate Housewives" (ABC)

2003 - 2004 -- "Monk" (USA Network)

2002 -- "Six Feet Under" (HBO)

2001 -- "Gideon's Crossing" (ABC)

2000 -- "West Wing" (NBC)

The same person, Russ Landau, composed the theme songs for "SeaQuest Dsv," "Survivor," and "Fear Factor."

Alan Thicke, known to some as Jason Seaver in "Growing Pains," and others as Robin Thicke's Dad, composed the theme songs for "The Facts of Life" and "Diff'rent Strokes." He also performed the theme song for "Diff'rent Strokes." Moreover, he also composed themes for the game shows "Celebrity Sweepstakes" and "Joker's Wild" in the 70s.

In addition to writing the theme for "The Simpsons" and "Tales from the Crypt," Danny Elfman also wrote the theme song for "Desperate Housewives."

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The Unexpected Man

"Most of my career has been spent doing things I haven't done before," says the affable, but slightly reserved André Braugher. "I've done horror, sci-fi, spy, thriller, a lot of history, and now finally a comedy. I've got some cop shows and doctor shows. The only thing I don't have is a 'Star Trek,' series and I don't have a lawyer show."Best known as the tough detective Frank Pembleton on the gritty crime drama "Homicide: Life on the Street" and currently the somewhat beleaguered Owen Thoreau Jr. on TNT's dryly amusing "Men of a Certain Age," Braugher also has extensive theater credits—including "Henry V," "Hamlet," "Measure for Measure," and "Coriolanus." He can now be seen Off-Broadway, at the Manhattan Theatre Club, in Matthew Lopez's "The Whipping Man," directed by Doug Hughes. Set in Richmond in 1865, "The Whipping Man" is a three-character play, recounting the evolving
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'Men of a Certain Age': Four things to watch for

Ray Romano returns to TV Monday, four years after "Everybody Loves Raymond," with a new series that he co-created.

Naturally, the show from the veteran stand-up and comedy Emmy winner is a drama. "Men of a Certain Age," which Romano co-created with "Raymond" writer and executive producer Mike Royce, premieres at 10 p.m. Et Monday on TNT.

"Drama" maybe isn't the exact right word for the show. "Men of a Certain Age" is an easygoing dramedy about three guys (Romano, Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula) on the far side of 40 who are still trying to figure out the direction of their lives. It's not a show that will reach out and grab you, but it does grow on you with its honest and funny portrayal of long-standing male friendship. Here are five things to watch for in the series.

- Ray Romano knows drama. Romano and Royce don't seem to
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Dane Takes Up Permanent Residency on 'Grey's Anatomy'

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Eric Dane has joined the cast of hit medical drama Grey's Anatomy as a regular character. Dane plays plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Sloan on the show, a role he originated in a guest appearance last season. The star returned to the series as a regular in the final scene that aired last Thursday. Dane's sexy character has been given the nickname "McSteamy," a take-off of the character played by Patrick Dempsey, Dr. Derek Shepherd, who is nicknamed Dr McDreamy. This marks Dane's second co-starring stint as a hot young doctor on an ABC medical drama - several years ago he played Dr. Wyatt Cooper on Gideon's Crossing. Dane most recently appeared in the blockbuster X-Men: The Last Stand and also had a recurring role on the TV series Charmed.

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