Andy Samberg Cast in Michael Schur’s Cop Show
Fresh off his SNL departure, Andy Samberg has been cast in Parks and Recreation co-creator Michael Schur’s new cop sitcom for Fox, Deadline reports. Two months ago, Fox won the untitled show, which was created by Schur and fellow Parks writer/producer Dan Goor, in a bidding war between the big four networks. Samberg will be playing the lead detective in a precinct on the edge of NYC, overseeing a diverse team of officers. Michael Schur, who wrote on Saturday Night Live prior to Samberg’s stint on the long-running sketch show, had good fortune casting ex-SNL-er Amy Poehler as the lead in this current series, and he and Goor have worked with Samberg previously when he guested on Parks and Rec in Season Two. This will be Samberg’s second post-SNL TV series. He recently starred in the short-run BBC Three sitcom Cuckoo and was the lead in three movies this summer, That’s My Boy, Celeste & Jesse Forever, and Hotel Transylvania, to varying degrees of success. If the project makes it past the pilot stage and Fox orders it to series, you can expect to see Samberg and Schur’s untitled cop show on the air in the fall of 2013. They should have a title for it by then.