Itís quite possible that youíll be watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine this season, seeing jokes and hearing lines that will make you think, ďHow on Earth did somebody write those?Ē As it happens, itís entirely possible nobody wrote them.
Fox announced their 2014-2015 schedule this morning, and in addition to adding some of their anticipated new series -- Gotham included -- the network has made a few notable changes to their primetime line-up, including moving one of their popular live-action comedies to Sunday night and putting a new hour-long series on Tuesday, ahead of their New Girl/Mindy Project comedy block.
Early renewals have been a bit of a thing for Fox this year, with Sleepy Hollow nabbing a second season pretty early on. Weíve got a little while before the networks start rolling out pickups and renewals in full force, but on Friday Fox opted to give us a little bit of a teaser regarding what is to come.
Cool beans, Cool, cool beans. Sorry, that just seemed like the only way to describe the directorial development that has the third member of The Lonely Island finally making his contribution to Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The comedy stars Islander Andy Samberg but fellow frontman Jorma Taccone already directed an episode and now, Akiva Schaffer will complete the connection
Fox chose to showcase two of their comedies for the coveted post-Super Bowl hour of television that typically benefits hugely from the football game lead-in. Sure enough, New Girl's "Prince" episode brought in a whopping 25.8 million viewers, which is massive, especially by comparison to the show's normal weekly viewership.
Man, the 2014 Golden Globes were nutty, eh? Awards seasonís drunkest cousin on the block had its night in the spotlight on Sunday evening and as is to be expected, they did not disappoint. From minute one the show was off on a rocketing and riotous pace, with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler absolutely nailing their opening monologue and things only continued off the rails from there. In a good way, of course!
Itís not always easy to predict how the Hollywood Foreign Press will go when it comes to their TV preferences from year to year. Last year it was all about Homeland, and this year, the Showtime series didnít even make the list in any category.
2013 has been a great year for television, so narrowing down our list of favorites was no easy task. As TV Blend has numerous writers with varying tastes in TV shows, we decided to go solo this year in sharing our Top 5 lists of the best series of 2013. This is Jessica's list, which begins with...
With each new year comes a new set of TV shows to love or loathe. Between cable, network television and Netflix, which falls into its own budding small screen category, 2013 offered us some spectacular TV entertainment. Our favorite new TV shows of 2013 includes robots, clones, informants, politicians and more.
There have already been several shake-ups - pickups and casualties as well as returning series right there to snatch up barely vacant slots - and thankfully the best comedy of the new batch just booked its back nine. After some deliberation, Fox has not only extended Brooklyn Nine-Nine's sentence to 22 episodes but also given it a shot at following Super Bowl XL VIII as part of a special one-hour comedy event with New Girl.
The only reason to watch a comedy through a rough start is out of loyalty for something on that show, and that's a really tenuous draw for multi-million dollar series to rely on. I'm sticking with Brooklyn Nine-Nine because the pilot made me laugh a few times and because I'll follow Parks & Recreation veteran Mike Schur (who also created this one) anywhere. But I can't be the only viewer lingering in the shallow end before willingly diving in after most of the other new offerings
Even if Brooklyn Nine-Nine doesn't revolutionize the cop show format, it shakes up the formula enough with its cast of characters to offer something worth watching-- seeing Andre Braugher back in stern cop mode is itself enough to recommend it. As a Brooklynite, I'm eager to see my borough, and even the actual exterior of my local police precinct, get the Law & Order precinct. As a fan of the many different kinds of network TV comedy these days, I'm eager to see yet another new niche get carved out
While the flood of new and returning TV series doesn't really get started until next week, Fox is getting the ball rolling on a few of their new shows this week, with Sleepy Hollow set to debut tonight, and the arrival of new comedies Dads and Brooklyn Nine-Nine lined up for tomorrow. Catch the trailers for this week's newbie series ahead.
He's done drama and comedy. He's played both roles on both sides of the law. He's even represented mayhem for Allstate. And this coming TV season, Dean Winters will play the rival of Andy Samberg for an episode of the former SNL's new comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and he's not the only guest star headed to the cop-comedy. Rapper-actor Kid Cudi is also signed on for a guest role in the Fox comedy.
Fox is the fourth of the five major networks to announce their Fall 2013 premiere schedule, and for the network that recently brought us American Idol, there's a lot of X Factor on the menu. Fortunately for those who aren't looking for more singing, there are some returning dramas and comedies, and some promising looking new programs joining the lineup later in September.