Here’s what I think of Andy Samberg: He’s funny (or he can be), but he’s not a terrific actor. Many of his Digital Shorts on Saturday Night Live were fantastic, but his talents in sketches left something to be desired. He wasn’t impressive in Adam Sandler’s That’s My Boy, either, but who would be? I do know he’s gained a cult following thanks to his movie, Hot Rod, but will that brand of humor translate into a sitcom?
We’re about to find out.
According to Deadline, Samberg will star in a single-camera cop comedy from Parks and Recreation co-creator, Mike Schur (also known as Ken Tremendous, who got an awesome shout out on 30 Rock last night) and Dan Goor. Samberg will play the lead detective in the series, which is about an assortment of New York City detectives working together in an outer-borough precinct. Fox has picked up the pilot, and is developing it with an eye toward 2013.
Meanwhile, in related news, do you remember this image from Parks and Recreation last season?
It was an inside joke, described by Mike Schur as a promo image for a 2003 failed cheesy cop sitcom, Philly Justice. Schur said the promo was taken before Paul Rudd was replaced by Dylan McDermott, who was replaced by Dermot Mulroney. Anyway, as things like this are wont to do in the Internet age, according to a Tweet from Dylan McDermott, that series is about to become a reality, or at least a Funny or Die video.
(Via The AV Club)