As sad as the news was that Andy Samberg was no longer going to be a part of “Saturday Night Live” earlier this year, we do have some news now that almost makes up for it: he is going to be back on TV again soon.
According to a new report from Deadline, Samberg is going to be teaming up with the brilliant and funny showrunner of “Parks and Recreation” in Mike Schur along with executive producer Dan Goor on a new project that would air on Fox in the fall … that is, if it gets picked up to series. We do like the premise already, as it is a comedic take on a group of detectives working outside New York City. There’s not really a comedy like this on at the moment, and Fox does need another hit to go along with “New Girl.”
In a statement to the site, here is what Schur and Goor had to say about bringing the master of all things Digital Short on board here:
“Andy’s hilarious, and he was the first guy we thought of when we designed the part … From the moment we mentioned his name, everyone at Universal Television and Fox was 100% on-board. Andy loved the pitch, and it all came together really quickly. We couldn’t be happier.”
For those of you diehard “Parks and Recreation” fans out there, don’t worry that this is a sign that Leslie Knope and company are done for. Schur can still oversee both shows, and it’s really all going to depend on the ratings from here on out.
What do you think about this news? If you want to see a preview for this weekend’s edition of “SNL” featuring guest host Bruno Mars, all you have to do is click here.