Andre Braugher To Be The Boss Of Andy Samberg In Fox Comedy Pilot
It's disappointing that things didn't work out for Shawn Ryan's Last Resort. The ABC submarine drama was cancelled last fall and has since finished up its 13-episode run, leaving its cast free to pursue other projects. For Andre Braugher, it looks like the future may include a return to comedy. The Men of a Certain Age star has signed on for a Fox comedy pilot, which will also put him back in a uniform.
Among the projects in development at Fox is a comedy pilot from Parks and Recreation's Mike Schur and Dan Goor. The comedy will star Saturday Night Live's Andy Samberg and will take place in a New York City police precinct on the outskirts of the city. TVLine says Andre Braugher has been cast to play Captain Holt, a 30-year veteran of the NYPD. He's finally gotten his own command and he refuses to let anyone mess it up. That includes Samberg's character Jake.
Braugher's probably a bit better known for dramas, with House, M.D., Law & Order: SVU and the miniseries The Andromeda Strain among his TV credits in recent years, not to mention Last Resort. But he was also among the stars of TNT's Men of a Certain Age, so we know he's capable of comedy. As frustrated as I am that things didn't work out for Last Resort, it's good to hear Braugher's landed a new role already. The untitled comedy already had a lot going for it, between Schur and Samberg's involvement. Braugher's casting is one more reason to hope this one makes it to series.
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