"SNL" alum Andy Samberg brings his zany antics to the new comedy show "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," in which he plays a goofy NYPD officer who gets stuck with a tough new boss, played by Andre Braugher, who isn't a fan of his humor.
The series premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 8:30 p.m. ET and also stars comedienne Chelsea Peretti and actor and former NFL player Terry Crews.
Samberg recently talked to OTRC.com about the show at a Paley Center for Media event. Check out the interview below and watch a video of it above.
The show's secret weapon...
"The writing, I guess. Good writing always equals something that I stand behind."
What viewers will be talking about the next morning ...
"I dunno. (laughs) Maybe Audra Braugher doing comedy. But, I mean, he did 'Men of a Certain Age.' I don't know that there's anything about it that's gonna catch people off-guard, so much as that it's quality and solid."
Why he agreed to do the show...
"I wanted to do it because of the showrunners -- Mike Schur and Dan Goor -- they did 'Parks and Rec' together and I just have a lot of respect for them and their background. They both come from late night, like me, and it seems to me like they're very much interested in making something that's based in comedy and that's what I like."
Reporting by Jacob Burch, producer of the nationally syndicated entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings). The series is produced by KABC Television near Los Angeles.
Watch a trailer for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" here (Warning: Contains explicit language)