Pilot Scoop: Andre Braugher Cast as Andy Samberg's Boss in Fox Police Comedy

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ABraugher_300Andre Braugher must love playing a man in uniform.

The Last Resort star has signed on as a police captain in Fox’s cop-comedy pilot starring Saturday Night Live alum Andy Samberg.

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Braugher will play Capt. Holt, a 30-year veteran of the New York City police force. Holt has finally gotten his own command and he’s not going to let anyone — especially Samberg’s Jake — mess it up.

Parks and Recreation co-creator Mike Schur and executive producer Dan Goor are behind the single-camera project, which revolves around a diverse group of detectives in a precinct at the very edge of the Big Apple. Samberg also will produce.

Braugher joins the previously cast Melissa Fumero (One Life to Live), who’ll play the show’s female lead.

Braugher led the Colorado on ABC’s cancelled Last Resort, which recently wrapped its first and only season. His long list of TV credits also includes Men of a Certain Age and Homicide: Life on the Street.

Comments (7)

  • This show is looking better and better every day. Samberg, Parks and Rec producers and now Andre Braugher. Looking forward to it!

    Comment by Jon – February 11, 2013 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t wait to see this show.

    Comment by Eric – February 11, 2013 06:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

    My second most anticipated network pilot, without a doubt (only behind SHIELD). Desperately hoping this goes to series.

    Comment by Superhero – February 11, 2013 08:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • At first I worried they’d be wasting Andre Braugher…and then I saw that Mike Shur was producing, and I stopped worrying.

    Comment by J – February 12, 2013 08:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So glad to see Andre Brauer in another show. I thought the acting in LAST RESORT was much better than the showl

    Comment by rmcepp – February 12, 2013 10:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So sorry to have spelled Andre B. last name incorrectly.

      Comment by rmcepp – February 12, 2013 10:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • also reported today the hilarious chelsea peretti has been cast in this as well…peretti , braugher and mike schur involved…im sold

    Comment by courtland – February 12, 2013 01:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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