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Fall TV First Impression: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
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Fall TV First Impression: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Jul 26 2013, 10:22am CDT | by TV Line

The broadcast networks have almost 30 shows debuting this fall, including a futuristic tale from the Fringe team, new sitcoms from Michael J. Fox and Sean Hayes, and a trip down the rabbit hole to...

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Fall TV First Impression: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Jul 26 2013, 10:22am CDT | by TV Line

The broadcast networks have almost 30 shows debuting this fall, including a futuristic tale from the Fringe team, new sitcoms from Michael J. Fox and Sean Hayes, and a trip down the rabbit hole to Wonderland. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.

Next up on our list….

THE SHOW | Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c; premieres Sept. 17)

THE COMPETITION | CBS’ NCIS, ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (new), The CW’s The Originals (new) and NBC’s The Biggest Loser
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THE CAST | Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age), Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live), Chelsea Peretti (Kroll Show), Stephanie Beatriz (Modern Family), Terry Crews (Everybody Hates Chris), Melissa Fumero (One Life to Live) and Joe Lo Truglio (Burning Love)

RELATED | Fall Preview: TVLine’s Grid Showing What’s On When and Versus What!

THE SET-UP | From Parks and Recreation‘s Dan Goor and Michael Schur, this single-camera comedy follows the police detectives of the 99th precinct as they adjust to a new, ambitious captain (Braugher).
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THE FIRST IMPRESSION | With the jury still out on what The Crazy Ones will typically look like and both Trophy Wife and Back in the Game dinged by some casting issues, Brooklyn Nine-Nine — when comparing pilot-to-pilot, laughs-for-laughs — stands as the fall’s best new comedy. Is it doing anything revolutionary? Not really. But as a big Barney Miller fan, I think it successfully serves up the rare cop shop comedy, filled with LOLs and boasting a vivid, diverse ensemble devoid of any clunkers. Samberg is goofy without being cartoonish, Braugher delivers a perfect tone of warm authority, Crews brings a fresh spin on the big galoot and Peretti (far left, above) proves herself an adept scene stealer. The pilot has some fun with the hint of an unlikely workplace romance, and closes with an interesting wrinkle.

RELATED | More Fall TV First Impressions: CBS’ Mom, ABC’s WonderlandNBC’s  The BlacklistThe CW’s  ReignABC’s  Trophy Wife, Fox’s  Sleepy HollowCBS’  Hostages, NBC’s  IronsideABC’s  Super Fun NightThe CW’s  The Tomorrow PeopleFox’s  Almost HumanCBS’  The Crazy Ones

THE TVLINE BOTTOM LINE | Even the best new comedy will have its work cut out for it, going up against both TV’s most watched program and the super-buzzy S.H.I.E.L.D.and with one of the fall’s most disappointing new sitcoms, Dads, as its lead-in. Prediction: When Dads craters, Raising Hope gets rescued from its new Friday time slot and returned to Tuesdays, offering B99 at least a funny companion show.

Watch a video preview for Brooklyn Nine-Nine, then vote in our poll below.


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Michael J. Fox 'stunned' to learn of Robin Williams’ Parkinson’s Disease

Aug 14 2014 6:48pm CDT | Source: TV Tattle on Hitfix

Michael J. Fox “stunned” to learn of Robin Williams’ Parkinson’s Disease "Pretty sure his support for our Fdn predated his diagnosis,” Fox tweeted. "A true friend; I wish him peace.” PLUS: Disney channels will show “Aladdin” this weekend ...http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/t ...
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Betsy Brandt Books Return to Parenthood

Aug 1 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

Betsy Brandt has booked her return to Parenthood. Perhaps setting up a love triangle for the show’s final season, the NBC drama will bring Brandt back as Hank’s ex-wife Sandy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The veteran actress (Breaking Bad, The Michael J. Fox Show, Masters of Sex) only appeared on one past episode but will stick around for a few weeks this time around. Parenthood Season 5 concluded with Hank and Sarah renewing t ...
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5 weeks ago

'Teen Wolf' Fans Can Barely Contain Their Excitement At Comic Con

Jul 25 2014 5:52am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fans squealed and screamed, and some shed tears at Thursday's Comic-Con panel for MTV's hit series "Teen Wolf." Before cast members like Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin and Holland Roden took questions from fans, executive producer Jeff Davis announced the show had been picked up for a 20-episode, fifth season. He also confirmed actor Dylan Sprayberry has been upped to a series regular. ...
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7 weeks ago

New Bill Cosby Show Could Debut As Soon As Summer 2015

Jul 13 2014 2:33pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Bill Cosby could be returning to the network with a new comedy as soon as next summer. The series, described as a "classic, extended-family sitcom" with Cosby as the patriarch, is currently in the writing stage, NBC executives said at Sunday's session of the summer TV critics' tour. It was first announced in January. Cosby, 77, has a long history with NBC, including his seminal "The Cosby Show," which became a smash hit 30 yea ...
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