INTERVIEW: Andy Samberg Talks New FOX Sitcom, Justin Timberlake Live Collab

Andy Samberg is back on your TV screen every week this fall, just on a new night with a different network. The “Saturday Night Live” alumnus stars in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” a comedy about a group of detectives in a New York precinct. The sitcom premieres September 17 at 8pm on Fox.

“We’ve had meetings with ex-detectives and former cops and stuff to make sure that we’re not doing anything that could be deemed disrespectful to law enforcement,” Samberg revealed to “The Ralphie Show.” “The show’s not really in it to make fun of that aspect of it. (The show is) courteous of the actual job but it’s also… what we’ve been told is kind of honest to the fact that there’s a lot of down time and a lot of silliness going on behind the scenes as well.”

The latter is plentiful in the show as a motley group of law enforcement officials attempt to solve murders and other crimes in the borough. Samberg explained what he enjoys about Brooklyn.

“Certainly all of the style, and the food, and the people,” he said before adding, “the Hassids.” “What’s not to love?”

Brooklyn will also play home this fall to Justin Timberlake’s solo tour, which stops at Barclays Center in November. Will Samberg make a cameo with his The Lonely Island collaborator?

“Oh my goodness, that would be the best,” the comedian said. “I’m gonna guess no.”

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