Next week, the TV networks are set to unveil their new fall lineups, officially announcing which shows are coming back and which new shows will get to see the light of day. Networks always develop a ton of pilots, only choosing a few to go to series, and Deadline reports that execs at all the networks are "very happy" with their comedy pilots this time around. With shows from Rebel Wilson, Andy Samberg, and John Mulaney in the mix, there are a lot of high-profile comedy pilots this season, and we whittled them down to nine shows that we hope make it through the pilot season gauntlet. And just [...]
One of the most eagerly-awaited pilots this season for comedy fans has been an untitled Fox cop show that stars Andy Samberg and is co-created by Parks and Rec's Mike Schur. Now, it looks like the untitled series has a title: Brooklyn 99. USA Today was first to print the show's title last month. Co-created by Schur and Parks writer Dan Goor, Brooklyn 99 stars Samberg as the lead detective Jake Peralta, who watches over a diverse group of cops at a precinct at the edge of New York City. Terry Crews, Andre Braugher, Chelsea Peretti, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, and Joe Lo Truglio make up the rest [...]
Stand-up/Parks and Rec writer Chelsea Peretti and Men of a Certain Age's Andre Braugher have just been cast in a new Fox pilot starring Andy Samberg, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The untitled show was written by Parks and Recreation co-creator Mike Schur and writer Dan Goor, and it follows a diverse group of police officers in a precinct on the edge of New York City. Peretti will play Gina the civilian office manager at the station, and Braugher's character is Captain Holt, who just got his own command after 30 years on the force. Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, and Stephanie Beatriz are also set to star [...]
Last night's Halloween episode of Parks and Recreation had a big surprise in store for a couple of its major characters, and showrunner/co-creator Mike Schur held a conference call today to talk to reporters about the direction of the show in the wake of Leslie and Ben's engagement. Schur said the original plan for the show was to have Leslie Knope date a string of very different men (Paul Schneider, Justin Theroux, and Louis C.K.) and learn more about who she is with each one, but when the writers paired her up with Adam Scott's Ben Wyatt, they decided they couldn't split them up.
"We realized their two characters [...]