Report: Adam Sandler to Guest Star on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Super Bowl Episode

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December 12th, 2013

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E! News Exclusive: Adam Sandler to Guest Star on Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Super Bowl Episode! Find Out Who He's Playing...


Prince isn't the only one coming to Fox comedy. Adam Sandler is, too!

The funnyman is shooting the Super Bowl episode of Fox's new comedy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, sources confirm exclusively to E! News.

Fox has not confirmed the casting, however insiders tell us that Sandler will be playing himself in a scene with his real-life pal Andy Samberg. The episode is shooting this week.

It's quite a good day for Brooklyn, as the freshman series received a nomination for comedy series and lead actor (for Samberg) for the 2014 Golden Globes.

As we previously reported, Prince will be guest starring on New Girl, airing on the Super Bowl, too.

We spoke with Brooklyn creator Mike Schur earlier today, who was celebrating two of his shows' Globe nominations (Brooklyn and Parks and Recreation) and he said this of the Super Bowl episode: "It's very fun. There's a lot of Terry Crews and Andre Braugher together, which I love. The two of them have a big storyline together and they're really, really funny together. And then there's some super Bowl specific stuff but we really just tried to create a really just big, bright, funny, juicy, comedy story."

Brooklyn's Super Bowl episode also will be easily accessible to anyone who hasn't watched a single episode yet. "We're hoping a lot of people will check out the show for the first time," Schur explained,
"because the entire universe watches the Super Bowl. And so we really just wanted to sort of introduce the characters to a wider audience. We tried to just build a couple stories that are really explaining in the funniest way who everyone is."

Brooklyn is easily one of the best new comedies of the season, airing Tuesday nights on Fox. Despite Fox's recent scheduling shakeup, with Glee moving back to Tuesdays, Brooklyn is keeping its spot on Tuesday nights. Surely, a vote of confidence from the network. And for good reason.

Fox had no comment.

  • JR

    I don’t imagine a notable boost for either, really. If the ‘Super Bowl Boost’ was ever a viable thing, I just get the feeling those days are gone.

  • Ralph Hahn

    I said Sandler was vastly overpayed years ago.

  • Dan

    After the abomination that was “That’s My Boy,” this is the least Sandler can do for Samberg. It’ll bring more eyes to the show, regardless of your stance on Sandler.

  • TV Viewer

    Elementary had a great reason for probably having the worst post Super Bowl ratings in history.
    The game was delayed for quite a while because the lighting went out in the stadium.
    Elementary started very last on a Sunday night with people having to go to work and school the next day.
    If almost any program started as late as Elementary did, they would probably get terrible ratings as well.
    I am not a big fan of the show, but, take into consideration how late it started, especially when compared to the start times of other post Super Bowl programs.

  • CrimTV

    @TV Viewer

    Elementary’s post Super Bowl rating was not the worst in history.

  • TV Viewer

    @Crim TV
    I wrote “Probably having the worst post Super Bowl ratings in history”.
    Probably does not mean it did have the worst ratings; it means Elementary more than likely than not had the worst post Super Bowl ratings in history.

    Alias in 2003 (which started at 11:01 PM, also very late) had the worst.
    Elementary started at 11:11 PM which was very late and is a good reason for it’s ratings.

    People only look at the low post Super Bowl ratings for Alias and Elementary and just write them off as lousy programs. Considering that both programs started after 11:00 PM their poor ratings do have a good explanation.
    No other post Super Bowl program started after 11:00 PM.

  • ASFan

    @birdy – It doesn’t feel very Sandler-ish to me. There’s definitely a greater self-awareness to it than any Sandler film.

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