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Fox Picks Up Brooklyn Nine-Nine for Full Season

Andre Braugher and Andy Samberg

Fox has found Brooklyn Nine-Nine to be so arresting, the comedy has been given a full season!

Set in a police precinct, the workplace comedy — which stars Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher — has... read more

The Tuesday Playlist: Ladies' Night on POI, Frontline Tackles NFL Concussion Crisis

Sarah Shahi, Paige Turco and Taraji P. Henson

Last Thursday, I was honored to moderate a panel at the "Made in NY" PaleyFest at New York's Paley Center, celebrating the third season of CBS's terrific cyber-thriller Person of Interest. Before the discussion with many of the show's cast and executive producer Jonathan Nolan, there was a screening of this week's episode (Tuesday, 10/9c) — the best of the season to date, and a fairly pivotal one — that is especially enjoyable in how it showcases the series' fabulous femmes fatales. With the target du jour a chameleon Casanova, the women must act as nightclub and social-media bait: an off-duty and glammed-up Carter (Taraji P. Henson), the ferociously trigger-happy Shaw (Sarah Shahi, hilariously playing against her natural beauty) and Reese's favorite fixer, the alluring Zoe Morgan (recurring co-star Paige Turco). A CBS contact refers to them as "Finch's Angels," and if they want to spin themselves off, that would be fine by me. A scene where the three ladies of the evening compare their weaponry is a riot. So's a later scene in which Shaw reflects on her disdain for relationships. (When I asked Shahi if Shaw has a soft side, she wasted no time in barking a "No.")

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The Tuesday Playlist: Ziva Takes Leave, a Pivotal New Girl

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Among last week's more encouraging TV signs: On the first Tuesday of the official fall season, it felt a bit like a return to the good (or at least simpler) old days when network TV was the dominant game in town, and crowded time periods could support more than one hit. In prime time's starting position of 8/7c, there appear to be three blockbusters duking it out: read more

Watch My Show: Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Dan Goor Answers Our Showrunner Survey

Andre Braugher, Andy Samberg

After writing many memorable Parks and Recreation episodes (including 2011's "Li'l Sebastian"), Dan Goor partnered with Parks boss Michael Schur to co-create the new Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Andy Samberg plays Jake Peralta, a hotshot cop who's good at what he does — when he's not irritating his co-workers or his new... read more

Top Moments: Allison Janney Resurrects "The Jackal" and Jimmy Only Wants to Be with Justin

Allison Janney and Arsenio Hall

Our top moments of the week:

13. Best Reveal: Granted, Det. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) shows a lot of skin in the first episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine  — hello, Speedo! — but it's his boss, Capt. Ray Holt (Andre Braugher), who really exposes himself. Ray explains that, even though he caught the infamous Disco Strangler way back when, he's only now been able to lead a command because he revealed that he was... read more

Fall TV Popularity Contest: Did You Like Dads and Brooklyn Nine-Nine?

Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher

Did Dads make you laugh out loud? Did you find Brooklyn Nine-Nine arresting? Now that these shows have premiered, TVGuide.com wants to know what you thought of them — as well as every other new show this season.

Vote: Which fall premieres won you over? Which flopped?

Do you think the controversy surrounding... read more

The Tuesday Playlist: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Dads Premiere; Covert Affairs, Suits Depart

Andy Samberg

As an object lesson in the extremes of new fall TV, welcome to Fox's new and not entirely improved Tuesday comedy lineup. (Unhappily missing in action, but for how long: Raising Hope, currently designated to return for its fourth season in the Friday swamplands in early November with back-to-back episodes, a scenario few believe will ever occur.)

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Makes Cops Comedic: "It's The Wire But With Jokes"

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Fans may be surprised to see Andy Samberg back on the small screen so soon after ending his seven-year run on Saturday Night Live. However, his new gig as the star of the Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine was, in fact, part of the grand plan all along.

"I had seen what they did with Amy [Poehler]," Samberg tells TVGuide.com of the series' creators... read more

Ask Matt: Emmys, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Dexter, NCIS, Broadchurch

Andy Samberg, Joe Lo Truglio

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: Love your column and hope you could shed some light on an issue for me. As I understand it, TV shows/actors submit one episode of what they feel is their best work (that season) for Emmy consideration. Is this true? If so, don't you think the criteria should require a greater sample size since one episode, no matter the quality, does not necessarily tell the story of an entire season? —Charles

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Fall Preview: Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher Shoot for Big Laughs in Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher

They have the right to remain hilarious. Former Saturday Night Live cutup Andy Samberg is ready for primetime in Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Jake Peralta, a hotshot New York detective whose unconventional workplace antics are disrupted by the arrival of a new by-the-book captain, Ray Holt, played by Homicide vet Andre Braugher. We interrogate the duo about their arresting new comedy.... read more

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