Comedy Wears A Badge on FOX's ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine'
By ZACH SEEMAYER
September 09, 2013
The problem with police procedurals is that they are always so sad and drama-filled. So why not take a look at the lighter side of police work, throw in some of the funniest comedians in the industry, and make a cop show that warms people's hearts?
That is basically what the makers of the upcoming FOX sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine decided to do when they cast Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero and Joe Lo Truglio in their cop comedy. Then, a dash of Andre Braugher for gravitas, and you have yourself one funny sitcom.
ET visited the Brooklyn Nine-Nine set and got a chance to talk to the cast about how the show is going and what it's like working on such a funny set with so many comedic geniuses.
"It's really fun being with people who want to be here," said Crews, who has worked on a number of sitcoms and dramas in the past. "I've had the other experience!... We feel like were like a team. Almost like a basketball team. You get to hand off the right joke, and then somebody goes with the slam dunk. It's just a really refreshing place to be."
Check out the hilarious video for more from the cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine about how much of the show is improved, and also what it was like working with the police consultants who gave the cast lessons in how to act like cops.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine premieres September 17 on FOX.