Fox experimented in the crossover realm last season by giving us an odd-but-memorable pairing of “Sleepy Hollow” and “Bones.” Now, they are apparently willing to give it a try with some other series, as well.
While at TCA the network confirmed that “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “New Girl” will take part in a one-hour crossover event that will feature the cast of the latter show heading to New York City to engage in some hilarious shenanigans. In a statement, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” co-creator Dan Goor said the following:
“‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ crossing over with ‘New Girl’ is very exciting, but (and this is supposed to be a secret) it’s just the first step … 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 ‘Fox NFL Sunday.’ But in all seriousness, 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.”
Meanwhile, “New Girl” creator Elizabeth Meriwether added the following:
“The crossover episode has historically been the artistic high point of any show that has dared to attempt it. Maybe you remember ‘Blackout Thursday’ on NBC, or even further back the infamous ‘Alf’/’Gilligan’s Island’ crossover of the late 1980s. ‘New Girl’ and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ 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 percent chance Alf will also be in both episodes. But there’s also a 50 percent chance that is a lie.”
While meant as a joke, Meriwether’s statement does bring up a good point in that the vast majority of people out there probably do have insane expectations for this