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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…
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.