Joe Lo Truglio, Andy Samberg
When the captain is away, the cops will play on this Sunday's episode of Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Jake (Andy Samberg) is left in charge of the precinct on Thanksgiving, but he quickly abuses his position of power when he allows the squad to act any way they please, much to the chagrin of Amy (Melissa Fumero). But when a lockdown keeps the crew trapped after-hours, Jake's control slips away as the office spirals into chaos.
Homer Simpson, Peter Griffin
Fox has finally scheduled the crossover between the late Comedy Central animated comedy, which wrapped its seven-season run in Sept. 2013, and The Simpsons. The special episode will air this November. The crossover between ...
Summer is the perfect time to take a vacation, so book a trip to your couch and get to know the officers on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
The Golden Globe-winning Fox comedy stars Saturday Night Live alum Andy Samberg as know-it-all Detective Jake Peralta, who is forced to (at least try to) rein in his goofy nature and hilarious pranks when he gets a new boss, Emmy winner Andre Braugher as the hilariously deadpan and no-nonsense Captain Holt.
Terry Crews, Andy Samberg
All season long, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has found new and hilarious ways to show flashbacks to Capt. Holt's younger days on the force when he was sporting one heck of an...
Zane Holtz and D.J. Cotrona
With Cinemax's grungy cult hit Banshee preparing to close shop for its second season this Friday, fans of grindhouse pulp may want to go searching for the fledgling cable El Rey Network, where a 10-episode series version of the 1996 crime-horror hybrid From Dusk Till Dawn begins wreaking bloody mischief.
Robert Rodriguez, who founded El Rey, returns to his breakout genre roots, directing and writing the stylized pilot episode of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (Tuesday, 9/8c), which reintroduces the bank-robbing Gecko brothers: the suave Seth (D.J. Cotrona) and psycho loose-cannon Richie (Zane Holtz), who's beset by monstrous visions during a routine stop in a dusty roadside liquor store in Texas, setting off a chain of violent events that will eventually include a run-in with vampires.
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I'm beginning to hear in my mailbag from those whose reaction to slaloms, snowboarding and skating isn't so much "Oh my!" as "Oh no!" (And we're not talking Apolo.) Personally, I love dipping in and out of the Winter Games, and NBC is giving us plenty of opportunity — not just in the network's prime-time package, but with live online streaming and selected live events (in decidedly not prime-time hours) on cable outlets including NBCSN.
Joe Lo Truglio and Stephanie Beatriz
So far on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, officers Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) and Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) have enjoyed a enjoyed a roller coaster romance.
OK, that's not...
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.")
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.)
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...