'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': Will Andy Samberg's cop comedy be a winner?(Read article summary)
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' is one of the fall TV season's new shows. Will viewers be won over?
After appearing on â€śSaturday Night Liveâ€ť for seven years and producing phenomenally popular â€śDigital Shorts,â€ť how will Andy Samberg transition to a traditional sitcom?
Samberg is starring in the Fox comedy â€śBrooklyn Nine-Nine,â€ť a new comedy premiering Sept. 17, which follows Sambergâ€™s character Jake Peralta, a police detective whose immature ways are challenged by his precinctâ€™s strict captain (Andre Braugher). â€śGossip Girlâ€ť actress Melissa Fumero is playing Jakeâ€™s partner Amy.
The show was created by Michael Schur, who is the executive producer and co-creator of the NBC comedy â€śParks and Recreation,â€ť and Dan Goor, also an executive producer for â€śParks.â€ť
Some are already hailing â€śBrooklynâ€ť as a success, with TVLine writer Matt Webb Mitovitch calling â€śBrooklynâ€ť â€śthe fallâ€™s best new comedyâ€ť after having seen the pilot. (TV writers often clarify that their appraisals of pilots that havenâ€™t yet aired are more first impressions than reviews because of the pilotsâ€™ unfinished nature and how often they change before they make it to primetime.)
â€śIs it doing anything revolutionary?â€ť Mitovitch wrote of the pilot, â€śnot reallyâ€¦ I think it successfully serves up the rare cop shop comedy, filled with LOLs and boasting a vivid, diverse ensemble devoid of any clunkers.â€ť
HitFix writer Daniel Fienberg said the show was â€śone of this fall's better comedy pilotsâ€ť but that the laughs were a little lacking.
â€śFor the show to work, the writers will need to hone the consistency of its comedic flow,â€ť he wrote. â€śThe pieces are all here and they just need to gel a tiny bit more for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" to become a winner.â€ť
Meanwhile, BuzzSugar writer Becky Kirsch said she found Samberg â€śdownright delightfulâ€ť but that â€śwhile some of the supporting characters work, like Braugher as the intimidating new captain of the police force and Melissa Fumero as Jake's love interest/rival, a lot of the other faces around the police station are too cartoony.â€ť
Will viewers be drawn in by Sambergâ€™s new comedy?