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Oh! Captain? Our captain? Yes, Bill Hader is the new boss of Brooklyn.

In the season 3 premiere of Fox cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine — which airs Sept. 27 at 8:30 p.m. ET — Trainwreck‘s leading man reports for guest-star duty as taskmaster Captain Seth Dozerman, replacing the fastidious Captain Holt (Andre Braugher), who was reassigned to a public relations post with the NYPD in the season 2 finale.

“Captain Dozerman is a severely anal-retentive personality,” says Andy Samberg, who stars as goofball Detective Jake Peralta (and can be seen with Hader above). “He is not an obvious fit with the precinct — and Jake in particular — but Jake does his best to acclimate.”

And it sounds like the reunion between the former SNL castmates will be appropriately off-beat. “Bill is funny as hell in the role,” continues Samberg, “Dozerman is a borderline lunatic, so in a lot of ways he fits in well at the Nine-Nine. It was great to see Bill and work together again. It’s basically “Laser Cats” set in the past with a way bigger budget.”

Hader joins a guest roster for season 3 that includes The Good Wife alum Archie Panjabi and 24‘s Mary Lynn Rajskub.

Credit: John P. Fleenor/Fox

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A group of ragtag cops — led by Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) — run the 99th precinct of the NYPD.

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