Andy Samberg Is Doing a Cop Show With the Parks and Recreation Guys

Andy SambergThe last time we checked in on Andy Samberg he’d just signed up for a low-risk, short-run BBC show called Cuckoo, and his Adam Sandler movie hadn’t yet bombed. Meaning: It wasn’t really clear yet how his post-SNL run was shaping up. These days, though, the picture is a bit clearer — and things are looking good! Deadline reports that Samberg has been cast in an untitled Fox comedy pilot from Mike Schur and Dan Goor, the Parks and Recreation executive producer duo. He’ll play the lead detective of a diverse precinct on the edge of New York City (but, like, in a comical fashion, and not in a Darkness on the Edge of Town fashion?). This seems like a real juicy situation for Samberg: The Parks and Rec pedigree speaks for itself, but the clout of Fox — which, with New Girl and The Mindy Project, has a recent track record of supporting sharp comedies — means the show has true (as in, not in the NBC cult-style) hit potential.

This means Samberg now moves up this latest crop of ex-SNLers — him, Kristen Wiig, Abby Elliott, and Paul Brittain — Power Rankings. Smart money’s on Wiig to ultimately come out on top, of course, but don’t count out my dude Paul Brittain. If Hollywood ever wises up and bankrolls a “Sex” Ed Vincent motion picture, it would absolutely, definitely, without a doubt be the highest-grossing film of all time.

Filed Under: Andy Samberg, Fox, NBC, Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live, TV News

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Amos Barshad has written for New York Magazine, Spin, GQ, XXL, and the Arkansas Times. He is a staff writer for Grantland.

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