This new move makes so much sense, New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine are about to join forces. ...
This new move makes so much sense, New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine are about to join forces.
Fox's two longest-running comedies will crossover for a one-hour episode on Oct. 11. Per the network's latest schedule, New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine already air back-to-back on Tuesday nights.
“The crossover episode has historically been the artistic high point of any show that has dared to attempt it,” said New Girl creator Elizabeth Meriwether. “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.”
Most networks are pretty crossover-happy these days, though not on the comedy front. The CW is plotting a massive event for its suite of DC Comics shows, NBC keeps loose borders between its five Dick Wolf productions and CBS enjoys the occasional meet-up in its NCIS and Criminal Minds universes. Fox has been largely been left out, though there was the Sleepy Hollow/Bones event last season.
What's most unique about the New Girl/Brooklyn crossover might be the fact that the two don't even share a studio. Brooklyn comes from Universal Television, while New Girl is produced in-house at 20th Century Fox TV.
No immediate details about the episode are available, only that it would take place in New York (read: a Los Angeles studio subbing for New York), but the creators are clearly taking it all very seriously.
“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. “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.”
The Hollywood Reporter
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