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Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 5:44AM EDT
Now that Brooklyn Nine-Nine is on NBC, cast members hope to do a crossover with Law & Order: SVU
The cast and crew talked cancelation, LGBTQ representation and a possible SVU crossover during their Thursday' appearance at Comic-Con.
Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 11:36PM EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz bemoan the lack of Latino Emmy nominees in major categories
Fumero and Beatriz reacted to the Emmy nominations on the set of One Day at a Time, where showrunner Gloria Calderon Kellett also mourned the lack of a nomination. "Latinos are doing beautiful work in TV right now and our visibility and our campaigns can’t compete with dominant culture shows so we are excluded from the conversation … for now," said Kellett. "I’m committed to telling these stories of other until we are no longer otherized.” Fumero said of the lack of Emmy recognition for Once Day at a Time: "Take away all the importance of showing Latino culture and everything for representation. They’re just doing amazing, hysterical, and also poignant, heartfelt performances on this show that are just as good as any of those women that were nominated. I don’t get it. I don’t know if it’s that our shows don’t get marketed enough."
Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 11:36PM EDT
Andy Samberg: "I had good training for parenthood by working at SNL"
"It’s been the best thing that’s ever happened to me," the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star says of his first year of fatherhood. "Just like a beautiful, incredible dream. It has surpassed every expectation I ever had. It’s definitely been very blissful." He adds that, yes, he's been exhausted. "I had good training for parenthood by working at SNL," he says. "The sleep deprivation part of it has been like, “Oh, right — this feeling.” But there’s so much less stress because the baby’s not going live at 11:30."
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 5:16PM EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz are headed to One Day at a Time
Fumero announced the news on Twitter: "Guess who’s coming to hang with the Alvarez family!?!! @iamstephbeatz & I are guest starring on @OneDayAtATime Season 3!!!!!!!" Executive producer Gloria Calderon Kellett added on Instagram: "That’s right! The @brooklyn99fox ladies are in the casa!! Over the moon to welcome @iamstephbeatz & @melissafumero to the Alvarez familia!! It’s gonna be an epic episode!!"
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 1:20PM EDT
Terry Crews recalled the Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast reacting to Fox's cancelation on WhatsApp
“It was the shock of a lifetime,” Crews said of Fox's cancelation on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “I had conversations with the whole cast. We were on this big, like, WhatsApp kinda link, and we all were like, ‘Oh my God, what are we gonna do?' I mean, it was horrible.”
Posted Monday 7/02/18 at 9:21AM EDT
Andy Samberg: Entire Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast texted Terry Crews after his U.S. Senate testimony on sexual harassment
“We have a cast text chain and we were all texting him how incredible it was,” says Samberg, adding: “He’s a miracle. Terry’s the best guy,” Samberg said. “I am proud to know him.”
Posted Tuesday 6/26/18 at 1:55PM EDT
Terry Crews delivers powerful testimony before the U.S. Senate's judiciary committee to support a bill for sexual assault survivors
“This is how toxic masculinity permeates culture,” the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star told senators, describing his own allegation of sexual misconduct against a powerful agent and the retaliation he said he suffered after speaking out. Crews, who was making the case for the The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, said the incident made him want to come forward and “reflect on the cult of toxic masculinity that exists in our society.”
Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 1:47PM EDT
How Heisler became TV's most popular fake beer
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Stranger Things, Dear White People, True Detective and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia have all used the same fake beer brand, Heisler, resulting in it being dubbed "the Bud Light of fake beers." Why is Heisler so popular? Because you can put anything in it and do anything with it, including bash people over the head.
Posted Tuesday 6/05/18 at 10:48PM EDT
How the Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast's "Nine Nine" chant came to be
Melissa Fumero revealed on Twitter it was Terry Crews who came up with the chant: "Fun fact: @terrycrews was the first to start yelling NINE NINE! on set. Usually on Monday early mornings or on a late night shoot to pump us up. Then, they started writing it into the show. He is our cheerleader and we love him for it!"
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 10:33AM EDT
Here are the Top 10 best-written shows currently on TV
The Americans, Veep, Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul and Brooklyn Nine-Nine are among the shows whose "writing has lingered with me in some way," says Tim Goodman. "Not just funny jokes for the comedies or standout emotional scenes for the dramas, but something cumulative where story construction, dramatic tension, intelligence, relentlessly creative humor, poignancy, thoughtfulness and believability, among other fine traits, left a mark."
Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 4:10AM EDT
Check out a timeline of Stephanie Beatriz's Brooklyn Nine-Nine courtship with Gina Rodriguez
Beatriz has known the Jane the Virgin star since 2008, when they worked together on the never-released short film Super Chica.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 6:12AM EDT
Stephanie Beatriz discusses how her own bisexuality informed Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Rosa
Did she always play Rosa as queer? "I’ve always thought that if you were to ask Rosa, she would say, 'Yeah, I date whoever I want,' but that is not something she would ever discuss with anyone at work, because she’s Rosa," she says. "She’s not going to talk about her personal life." Beatriz also recounts how co-creator Dan Goor asked if she'd like to do a storyline about Rosa coming out as bisexual and her role in developing the story with the writers.
Posted Monday 5/21/18 at 5:31AM EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine's season finale would've been the perfect series finale
The Jake and Amy wedding would've been the "perfect note" to end the series, says Alan Sepinwall, who is happy that NBC rescued Brooklyn Nine-Nine. "Where the series tends to blow up its status quo in its season finales," he says, "'Jake & Amy' was largely just a terrific, funny, and charming episode of a show that gets to go be all of those things on a new network next season. And we can worry about Holt’s rank when we get there."
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
From Brooklyn Nine-Nine to Parks and Rec to The Good Place: An appreciation of the Michael Schur TV comedy
Schur has become one of the most beloved names in TV comedy with the shows he's created or co-created, says Carli Velocci. "The power of the Schur comedy is that, even while watching the Brooklyn Nine-Nine protagonist go to prison or The Good Place characters get tortured for all eternity, the audience rarely feels anxious or hopeless. These shows are beacons of light in a depressed TV and news landscape," says Velocci. "Schur, along with his crew of frequent writers, collaborators, and actors, have a propensity for unique, diverse, optimistic shows filled with characters that support each other while growing into better people. This approach has led to some of the most memorable titles of the past decade." ALSO: Check out Gina Rodriguez as Rosa's Brooklyn Nine-Nine love interest.
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 10:42PM EDT
Be careful what you wish for: Why beloved shows that are canceled should stay canceled
"We're very much in the age of fan outrage," says Tom Philip, pointing out that the power wielded by fans could be used for good and bad. He even thinks the Brooklyn Nine-Nine cancelation and revival was orchestrated by Fox and NBC. "Here's my fire-hot, completely unfounded conspiracy theory: Fox and NBC had done the deal before the 'cancelation' was even announced, and they suckered us into a day of orchestrated mourning, because nothing is better for a TV show nowadays than getting canned," he says. As Philip argues, it is these "wheel-spinning legacy shows that are keeping out new, original art from making its way onto screens. Yes, Brooklyn Nine-Nine can now craft a proper ending; yes, John Krasinski is into an Office return; but maybe, just maybe, we should be willing to accept when time is up, and leave the door open for something brand new. After all, there would be no Nine-Nine, no The Mick, and certainly no The Last Man on Earth if we’d demanded six seasons and a movie of everything we ever liked."