Michael Schur's Comedy Starring Andy Samberg Gets A Pilot Order At Fox
Parks and Recreation creator Michael Schur's comedy pilot with Dan Goor still doesn't have a name, but it does have an order at Fox, which makes it the first pilot order for Fox's 2012-2013 TV season. And that brings the comedy one step closer to us having Andy Samberg back on television stateside.
Since moving on from Saturday Night Live last year, Andy Samberg has been lining up the feature projects, with That's My Boy and Hotel Transylvania releasing last year, and Grown Ups 2 and Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers set for 2013. After his exit from SNL, his small screen work was limited to a starring role in U.K. series Cuckoo. Then last fall, we learned that Samberg was cast as the lead in Michael Schur and Dan Goor's untitled single-camera comedy project, which had a put pilot commitment at Fox. Today TVLine reports that Fox has given the project a pilot order.
The comedy is set at a police precinct on the outskirts of New York City and follows a diverse group of detectives, among which Samberg will play the lead. It's probably thinking a bit far ahead at this point, since the show is only in the pilot phase, but I'd be interested to see where Fox puts this, should it find a spot on their 2012-2013 line-up. Right now, the network has Tuesday as sort of their designated comedy night, but all of the spaces are full at present, and there's still Goodwin Games waiting in the wings, ready to air but without a spot on the midseason schedule (yet, anyway). It's still a bit early to think (worry) about the fate of the current comedies airing and whether or not they'll be returning, but I'm curious about what Fox has in mind for comedies next season and whether or not they'd consider branching out as NBC has, in airing them more than one night a week (excluding the animated block on Sundays). In the meantime, as a fan of Parks and Recreation and Andy Samberg, I'm hopeful Fox will find a place for this one on their line-up for next season.
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