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New Girl Brooklyn Nine-Nine Crossover

New Girl-Brooklyn Nine-Nine Crossover Event Set for Fall on Fox

Fox is building a bridge between Brooklyn Nine-Nine and New Girl.

The network announced Monday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that the veteran comedies — and newly-minted Tuesday timeslot companions — will partake in a crossover event this fall. The one-hour stunt will air Tuesday, Oct. 11, beginning with Brooklyn Nine-Nine at 8/7c and concluding on New Girl at 8:30/7:30c.

Regarding the plot, Fox would only share that the New Girl crew will travel to Nine-Nine‘s Big Apple turf (we’re guessing fledgling cop Winston plays a central role).

Fox is no stranger to mashing up its franchises. Last season, the network cross-polinated Bones and Sleepy Hollow, a gambit that earned both series’ its best ratings of the season.

In a tongue-in-cheek statement, Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor revealed that this was the first of many synergy-fueled gimmicks to come. “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 NFL Sunday.

“But in all seriousness,” he added, “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.”

Not to be outdone, New Girl creator Elizabeth Meriwether released a satirical statement of her own. “The crossover episode has historically been the artistic high point of any show that has dared to attempt it,” she said. “Maybe you remember ‘Blackout Thursday’ on NBC, or even further back the infamous Alf/Gilligan’s Island crossover of the late 1980s. [We] 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% chance Alf will also be in both episodes. But there’s also a 50% chance that is a lie.”

Brooklyn Nine-Nne Season 4 and New Girl Season 6 will premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 20 on Fox.

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  1. Maggie says:

    My guess at plot – the New Girl squad comes to New York to visit Coach. Jess and Nick get mugged. Cece, Schmidt and Winston accompany them to the 99 station – Schmidt is freaking out Nick almost got ‘killed’ (when he’s not injured at all) and won’t leave Nick’s side and Cece goes to keep him in line. Jake and Boyle bro out with Winston about cop stuff. Rosa and Amy help track down Jess’ purse and Jess insists on going with them.

    That’s all I’ve got so far. I’m looking forward to it regardless.

  2. kmw says:

    This crossover will do exactly what Bones and Sleepy Hollow did goose its ratings for one night and one night only. However it should be interesting to see those two shows mix

  3. when will zooey’s sister emily be on the show? zooey guess starred on bones and would like to see emily on new girl.

  4. heather says:

    So are we suppose to ignore that Damon Wayans Jr was on both New Girl and B99 as two different characters?

  5. Captain_McGloo says:

    Can we get a Brooklyn 99/Last Man on Earth Crossover where Phil is a temp in the police station and we find out that he and Jake set things in motion that release the virus a few years down the line.

  6. Captain_McGloo says:

    Also how did I not know there was Gilligans Island/Alf crossiver?

    • Lisa says:

      I think it was more of an homage than crossover – like how the Goldberg’s did Ferris, I think they had Alf fall asleep watching a Gilligan marathon and then dream they were with the castaways

  7. Alicia says:


  8. Joey Padron says:

    Cool both shows are gonna do a crossover episodes. Can’t wait to see the episodes in October

  9. luke says:


  10. DJ Doena says:

    I totally do not get the humour of B99. I watched the first few episodes, did not laugh once and cancelled the show for me.

    NG on the other hand? Had me sold on the acapella “Time of Our Lives” in the pilot.

    • bobbie says:

      B99 took awhile to find it’s legs and to tone down AS’s character, which thankfully they did. You should give it another shot.

      • DJ Doena says:

        Maybe I’ll give it another try AFTER the Xover. It worked for Supergirl which I also gave up on after a few episodes (too heavy-handed for my taste). But the Flash/SG Xover made me give it another chance.

  11. Jim J. says:

    I think this is interesting: A crossover between two shows that aren’t even produced by the same company despite airing on the same network. (“New Girl” is produced by 20th Century Fox TV, while “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is produced by Universal TV.) This news has got me wondering if those two shows share the same universe despite that.