Josh Charles, Andy Samberg
Unless you've been living under a rock or in a wi-fi dead zone, it's no secret that Josh Charles is newly unemployed after a shocking twist on Sunday's episode of The Good Wife.
However, the Emmy-nominated actor is already being eyed for another potential TV gig on Fox's comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. "I think we've got to go after Josh Charles hard, right? To play my older brother or something," series star Andy Samberg told with reporters with a laugh at a press luncheon Tuesday.
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When asked about possible future guest stars on the comedy, which was recently renewed for a second season, Samberg said The Good Wife actor came to mind because of one of Samberg's old SNL castmates. "[Amy] Poehler used to say that she thought he and I looked similar," Samberg said. "One year at some Emmy party, I made him take a picture with me and sent it to her, and she was like, 'Yeah, maybe not.' He's a very handsome man so I take it as a compliment."
Samberg also mentioned the hope of more recurring guest stars next season such as Fred Armisen, Dean Winters and Patton Oswalt, who all appeared in multiple episodes of the sitcom's freshman run. "I think the joy of getting renewed for another season is it feels more legit and maybe we can get more people to come in and have fun with us."
However, before the team can start working on Season 2, the show still has to wrap its first season. Hours ahead of the Season 1 finale (Tuesday, 9:30/8:30c, Fox), Samberg teased a cliff-hanger and "some surprises" ahead. "There's plenty of shake-ups," Samberg said. "[The show is] raising the stakes a little."
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Does that mean that Jake may finally confess his feelings for co-worker Amy (Melissa Fumero)? "That comes to a head a little bit in this finale," Samberg said. "I think its developing really slowly, and we also don't know, if at all officially, if it ever will be a thing. It's more like real life where you're like, 'Is that something? Or isn't it?' Or are they just kind of a sibling relationship? I feel like that it is a little more true to life. You have to get to know characters as a viewer before you tell them, 'There's this heavy chemistry here.' No one really knows if there is or isn't exactly, which I think is kind of more interesting."
No matter what happens with Jake and Amy, Samberg said he's looking forward to getting started on Brooklyn Nine-Nine's second season. "It's been really cool and far exceeded anything I was expecting from doing the show," he said of the comedy's eventful first year, which included two Golden Globe wins and an early renewal. "When you're a comedian and you show up on set to a job where you're not writing and you get handed material that's as good as we do on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, you just feel lucky every day."
Brooklyn Nine-Nine's season finale airs Tuesday at 9:30/8:30c on Fox. What do you think should happen with Jake and Amy? Who do you want to see on the comedy next season?