Two Fox comedies — one police-based, the other roommate-centric — are about to meet on the air.
Andy Samberg’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Zooey Deschanel’s New Girl are staging a crossover event on Oct. 11, the network announced on Monday at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. The two-episode story begins on Brooklyn at 8 p.m. ET/PT and resolves on New Girl at 8:30 p.m.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine crossing over with New Girl is very exciting, but (and this is supposed to be a secret) it’s just the first step,” said Brooklyn co-creator Dan Goor in a statement. “Stay tuned for our two casts to do a soulful R&B number on Empire, co-anchor the Fox 10 O’Clock News and connect for a touchdown on Fox NFL Sunday. But in all seriousness, we’re all huge fans of New Girl here at the Nine-Nine, and we’re excited to see our characters interact and to work with their incredible writers and producers. And also to see what their craft services are like, compared to ours.”
Added New Girl co-creator Elizabeth Meriwether: “The crossover episode has historically been the artistic high point of any show that has dared to attempt it. Maybe you remember ‘Blackout Thursday’ on NBC, or even further back the infamous Alf/Gilligan’s Island crossover of the late 1980s. New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine will proudly and humbly go where few shows have gone since the 1990s. We know we have big shoes to fill, and we look forward to disappointing everyone. There’s a 50 percent chance Alf will also be in both episodes. But there’s also a 50 percent chance that is a lie.”
Former New Girl cast member Damon Wayans Jr. guest-starred this past season on Brooklyn, albeit in a different role.
Brooklyn‘s fourth season and New Girl‘s sixth season kick off Sept. 20.
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