FOX Picks Up Andy Samberg Cop Comedy ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’ Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Dads’ and More
Earlier tonight we heard that FOX had picked up four major new dramas to series, though the network’s announcements are far from over. FOX has also granted series orders to ‘SNL‘ vet Andy Samberg‘s new detective comedy ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’ under ‘Parks and Recreation‘ showrunner Mike Schur,’ along with Seth MacFarlane‘s ‘Dads‘ and three others. Get the inside scoop on FOX’s new comedy lineup inside!
Though some of the bigger Upfront announcements may not arrive until next week, FOX has taken some major strides today in its 2013-14 lineup, earlier greenlighting four new dramas and now offering series orders to five original comedy offerings. In addition to the aforementioned, the latest to join the FOX lineup in the coming year will be ‘Cougar Town‘ creator Bill Lawrence’s ‘Surviving Jack’ (starring Christopher Meloni), as well as Army comedy ’Enlisted’ and Jason Ritter/Alexis Bledel‘s ‘Us & Them.’
As previously reported, Samberg’s ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ comes from ‘Parks and Recreation’s’ Mike Schur and Dan Goor, following a diverse group of detectives in a precinct at the very edge of New York City. In addition to Samberg as the lead, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ boasts among its cast ‘The Newsroom‘ star Terry Crews, ‘Last Resort‘s’ Andre Braugher, Melissa Fumero and recent ‘Community‘ and ‘How I Met Your Mother‘ guest Joe Lo Truglio.
Seth MacFarlane’s live-action ‘Dads’ already received a six-episode order, but now earns a series pickup for the comedy following Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi as two successful men in their 30s who find their lives turned upside-down when their nightmare fathers (Peter Riegert and Martin Mull, ‘Arrested Development’s’ Gene Parmesan) unexpectedly move in with them.
Lawrence’s ‘Surviving Jack’ features ‘Law & Order: SVU‘ and ‘True Blood‘ star Christopher Meloni in his latest regular role, adapting Justin Halpern’s book ‘I Suck at Girls’ as a single-camera comedy of “a boy becoming a man and a man becoming a father, in a time before ‘coming of age’ was something you could Google.” The comedy also features Alex Kapp Horner, Connor Buckley, Claudia Lee (‘Hart of Dixie‘), Kevin Hernandez and Tyler Foden.
‘Enlisted’ follows three different brothers working together in the Army at a small base in Florida, featuring a cast that includes Keith David, Geoff Stults (‘The Finder‘), Parker Young, Chris Lowell (‘Private Practice‘) and Angelique Cabral (‘Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23‘). Finally, ‘Us & Them’ features ‘Parenthood‘s’ Jason Ritter, ‘Mad Men‘s’ Alexis Bledel and ‘Malcolm in the Middle’s' Jane Kaczmarek in a single-camera adaptation of UK series ‘Gavin & Stacey,’ following two very different lovers working to maintain their long-distance relationship.
Well, what say you? Which of FOX’s newest comedy offerings will you be most excited to check out in the coming year? Hit the comments with your thoughts below!