What will the 99th Precinct do without Holt?
Brooklyn Nine-Nine returns for its third season on Sunday (8:30/7:30c, FOX), picking up after Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) left to go work in PR and the elevator doors open to reveal the new captain, Captain Dozerman (Bill Hader).
"Obviously they loved Captain Holt, and they do not get along as well with the new captain," creator Dan Goor tells TVGuide.com. "He has a different set of expectations that makes life at the precinct much harder."
But even though everyone (except for Rosa, of course) is trying to kiss up to Dozerman, he is just one of their many problems this season. The detectives will deal with an art gallery theft, a possible serial killer, an unwelcome familiar face, a lot of romance and a major twist that will rock the 99.
Not enough? Here's what else is coming this season:
It's complicated In last season's finale, Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) kissed each other on a case, but the liplock turned into more than just an undercover ruse. Goor says, "Amy and Jake have just kissed, and they're trying to figure out what that means for their relationship. What sort of relationship do they need to have or should have going forward? The pressure of a new captain definitely weighs on that decision and all of the actions they take together."
Captain adrift Madeline Wuntch (Kyra Sedgwick) contrived to have Captain Holt removed from his beloved 99, and Gina (Chelsea Peretti) followed him. "We will see Captain Holt and Gina in their new environment in the public relations department at the NYPD," Goor says. "This version of public relations is not like interviews and stuff like that. It's more sort of a community relations: doing posters, outreach to schools, sort of the lame non-police work that would drive Captain Holt crazy." Also, a pigeon plays a big part in Holt's humiliation.
Oh, baby! Terry (Terry Crews) and his wife are expecting yet another child to be the baby brother or sister to their twins. Goor says, "The new baby should be coming not in the first half of the season. That definitely, both the pressure of knowing that he has another mouth to feed and the pressure being the go-between in between the captain and the squad, is a tremendous amount of pressure. So there's a lot on his plate."
Love a la carte Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio) will be getting plenty of action this season, not only with guest star Archie Panjabi (check out their steamy photo), but also because he's decided to really look for love in "several different venues," according to Goor. One of those venues is an art gallery run by guest star Mary Lynn Rajskub, who plays Genevieve, Boyle's possible soulmate.
Back off! Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) is as prickly as ever, Goor confirms and adds, "Rosa is still seeing Marcus (Nick Cannon), and that is the most serious intimate relationship of her life, which is scary. We'll see if she can handle that."
Friends divided Hitchcock (Dirk Blocker) and Scully (Joel McKinnon Miller) may no longer be each other's closest allies. "We have plans for them this season to get into an epic fight and rivalry that lasts for a while, but we have not yet implemented them," Goor says. "But I don't know that it will happen. I think in my mind the true show of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is their friendship. It's like an opera happening behind the scenes." Also, have you seen their webisodes?
Brooklyn Nine-Nine premieres on Sunday at 8:30/7:30c on Fox.
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