Press Tour: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' promises color-blind cast and fun guests
While many of the questions about the workplace/cop comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" landed with the producers of the show during the FOX press tour panel for the show, more than a few were lobbed at the cast, which was peppered with familiar faces. Andre Braugher ("Homicide: Life on the Street") and Andy Samberg ("Saturday Night Live") were joined by retired NFL pro Terry Crews ("Bridesmaids"), Melissa Fumero ("Gossip Girl"), stand-up and writer Chesea Peretti ("Louie"), Joe Lo Truglio ("Reno 911") and Stephanie Beatriz ("Modern Family").
When asked if he drew from his previous experience playing a cop, Braugher raised an eyebrow. "Am I drawing anything from what happened 20 years ago?... I wear my cuffs the same way. This is much more a workplace environment, and the stakes are not nearly has high as they were 20 years ago."
Samberg also told a story of how his family knew he was going to be a comedian. "I am told I was given a bath and relieved myself in the tub, and my sisters started squealing and laughing and I started laughing hysterically -- and my mom says that's when we knew... I was literally voted class clown [in high school]. That's a big school, too, so I was a dumbass."