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

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.

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  1. Jon says:

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

  2. Eric says:

    I can’t wait to see this show.

  3. Superhero says:


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

  4. J says:

    At first I worried they’d be wasting Andre Braugher…and then I saw that Mike Shur was producing, and I stopped worrying.

  5. rmcepp says:

    So glad to see Andre Brauer in another show. I thought the acting in LAST RESORT was much better than the showl

  6. courtland says:

    also reported today the hilarious chelsea peretti has been cast in this as well…peretti , braugher and mike schur involved…im sold