A Saturday Night Live Vet Just Got Cast For Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 4

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Like so many other Saturday Night Live stars before him, Andy Samberg carved out a nice spot for himself on TV after leaving the sketch comedy, and his Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be heading into its fourth season later this year. When it gets here, Samberg will get to share scenes with his former co-star Maya Rudolph, the latest SNL veteran to stop by the Nine-Nine. (Nine-Nine!)

If you'll recall, Jake and Captain Holt were in a very very sticky situation during the Season 3 finale, but one that turned into a sunny one by the final moments. In danger of being killed by the mob boss Jimmy "The Butcher" Figgis, the two men had to go into hiding through the Witness Protection Program, and that is where Maya Rudolph will enter the narrative.

Showing up in the premiere, Rudolph will bring her chameleon-like talents to Brooklyn Nine-Nine as a U.S. Marshal who will serve as the official liaison for Jake and Holt during their stint in Witness Protection. She will be the sole form of communication between them and everyone they had to leave behind, according to TVLine, so you just know there are going to be some weird moments where Jake wants her to say something really romantic and/or sexy to Amy. Or to...Charles, maybe.

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Funnily enough, this won't even be the first time this year that Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg are in the same project, as she appeared in his recent comedy Popstar. She's currently one half of the NBC variety show Maya & Marty, which has yet to get news about a second season. She'll be seen at some point this year in the feature drama We Don't Belong Here, and will be heard next year in the animated children's movie The Nut Job 2.

Season 3 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine got off to a crazy start, with another Saturday Night Live star, Bill Hader, joining the show as a new captain after Holt and Gina left. Of course, Hader was soon killed off and replaced by Dean Winters' Vulture, who was also replaced as the status quo was later reformed. We're assuming that something similar will happen in Season 4 as Figgis is either captured or killed, allowing Jake and Holt to return to their normal lives. Hopefully Rudolph's U.S. Marshal joins them.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine will debut Season 4 on Fox on Tuesday, September 20, at 8:00 p.m. ET. To see when the rest of your favorite shows are coming this fall, check out our TV premiere schedule.

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