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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Terry's Picture Book Will Give Us Nightmares for Years

December 15th, 2014 10:18am EST
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 2 Episode 11 Recap: Terry's Picture
Well, "The Stakeout" confirmed it. The Gigglepig task force was a rousing success, Deputy Chief Wuntch has been made to look a fool in front of the entire police force and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" has made it through its very first long-form story arc.

What did everyone think? We were a little... nonplussed with "Brooklyn Nine-Nine's" foray into major story arcs, quite frankly. Outside of a few key episode, Gigglepig was mostly given lip service here and there; just enough so we'd remember it was still going on.

It never felt like it had built to a satisfying conclusion, even if Holt's giggly...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': Jake's Nemesis Saves (And Ruins) Christmas

December 8th, 2014 9:56am EST
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Jake's Nemesis Saves (And Ruins) Chr
Has anyone else felt like "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" was in a wee bit of a slump? Since around the Halloween episode, maybe. As though, as gut-busting (and believe us, guts have been busted) each episode was, there was something dragging it down?

Well, whether you agree or not (or are sharpening an Andy Samberg-shaped penknife for a swift and brutal defense of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine's" honor), "The Pontiac Bandit Returns" was an absolute hoot. Naysayers and yaysayers alike have a lot to love this week.

Kinda like "Halloween II," "The Pontiac Bandit Returns" makes a pretty general stab at sequelizi...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': Love Amongst The Terrifying Baby Dolls

December 1st, 2014 9:07am EST
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
It has risen once again. The great and terrible beast, the killer of sitcoms, destroyer of comedies.

Sexual tension.

Because last night's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" shoved us back into the "will they, won't they" of Jake Peralta and Amy Santiago. One wrong move, and this wacky workplace sitcom is bogged down in dreary relationship gobbledygook.

No one cares whether Twink Tucker, probably-Irish longshoreman, comes across the woman (man?) of his dreams. We want to point and laugh at the name Twink Tucker.

Luckily for everyone involved, "The Road Trip" addressed the screamingly obvious Jake/Amy ...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': Jake Goes Postal

November 24th, 2014 10:48am EST
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Jake Goes Postal
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine's" been going crazy with the guest stars, hasn't it? Kyra Sedgwick. Eva Longoria. Stephen Root and Sandra Bernhard. Now, add Ed Helms to this prestigious list of semi-important "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" players.

In "USPIS," Helms is Jack Danger, a big shot federal agent who's actually the exact opposite of all the things "big shot" and "federal agent" imply.

Danger (disappointment #1- it's pronounced "Donger") is a smarmy pencil-pusher who believes, in his heart of hearts, that he's the action hero his job title implies. Also, that the United States Postal Inspection Servic...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Celebrate Thanksgiving With An Anthrax Scare!

November 17th, 2014 9:38am EST
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Thanksgiving means so many things to the 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' precinct. Some love their turkey day (and insist it ONLY be referred to as "Turkey Day"- thanks Boyle) while others deride the holiday and think turkey tastes like napkins.

But no one gets the holiday they wanted this year once a package of unidentified white powder ends up at the station.

It's an anthrax scare Thanksgiving! And worse, Captain Holt and Seargent Terry are out on other business, and for some terrible reason they've left Jake in charge (in any other circumstance, Amy would leap at the opportunity to sit in Holt's ...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Sleeping WIth the Enemy

November 10th, 2014 9:40am EST
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" hasn't been pushing the Jake/Amy thing much this season, but eventually Jake would have to move on in earnest. Or start stalking her. One of the two.

And now, he has: "Jake and Sophia" is the christening of a new relationship; a relationship that's stated pretty plainly in the episode title. So long, Amy. Hello Sophia (played by guest star Eva Longoria).

How are the sparks between the two? Well, they're... not particularly sparky. In setting these two up for a relationship (a relationship that'll last all of three episodes, if Longoria's contract is to be believed), "...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 2, Episode 5 Recap: Shocking Secrets Revealed! In Monogrammed Jammies!

November 3rd, 2014 9:28am EST
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
A mole? In the "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" precinct?!

It's more likely than you'd think (also, far less likely, for reasons we'll get into in just a bit).

Also, a police station mole is the kickoff for the informatively titled "The Mole," and two of the three plot threads contained within.

First, is the obvious: Captain Holt has gotten wind of some mysterious turncoat leaking police secrets from inside the department.

Which in most cases would be no big thing- Holt runs a station as crisp and uniform as his monogrammed PJs, so flushing out this mole will take no time at all.

Except for two b...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 2, Episode 4 Recap: Halloween Wars

October 20th, 2014 10:34am EDT
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Last October, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" put out an episode called "Halloween." Last night, the show put out "Halloween II."

And in trying to sequelize the insane, perfect payoff that was "Halloween," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" had one job: make things bigger than they were last year. "Halloween II" doesn't quite make it that far, but it's still a screamingly funny half-hour of TV, so it's hard to complain.

Unless one of your complaints is about Boyle not reviving the Mario Batali costume from last year.

Last year, Jake and Captain Holt placed a bet- if Jake can steal the Captain's medal of valor f...
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'Brooklyn Nine Nine' Season Two, Episode Three Recap: Jake and Santiago Get All Jim and Pam-y

October 13th, 2014 9:49am EDT
'Brooklyn Nine Nine' Season Two, Episode Three Recap: Jake and S
Let's just come out and say it: We, here at Starpulse, pray with the entirety of our souls that Jake and Santiago never get together.

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine," despite developing from the same wedges of brain matter that brought us "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation," does NOT need a Jim and Pam.

We don't need a sentimental rainstorm proposal or a touching wedding episode. Ideally, something like "The Jimmy Jab Games" would be the most we ever get, romantically- because why get bogged down in gunky romance when men can grab each other's man-boobies in the throes of deadly combat?

But y...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 2, Episode 2 Recap: Sperms Of Endearment

October 6th, 2014 11:11am EDT
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Andy Samberg and Terry Crews don't get as much alone time on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" as you might think. On paper, they're the perfect pair- Terry Jeffords is the station's den mother, and Jake Peralta is its loudest, whiniest child.

But other than the odd group appearance (Terry trying to keep Jake in line during Holt's big dinner party) or the rare duo gig (say, "The Ebony Falcon"), extended Jake/Terry time is limited.

That's what makes "Chocolate Milk" so great. Because it's all Jake and Terry, all the time. For the most part, anyway.

Last night, the pair had two missions.

One: find the...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 2 Premiere Recap: Mafia Jake Is The Best Jake

September 29th, 2014 8:35am EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Last season of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" left us with so many pressing questions. Questions like:

How long will Jake Peralta stay undercover?

Will this be the start of a new recurring story arc?

Is it humanly possible for Holt to get any sterner?

And "Undercover," the "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" season premiere, delivered a series of succinct answers. "Not long." "Yes, but not in the way you'd think." "NO."

First up is Peralta's undercover duty. Which, given its importance at the end of last season (it even spurned Jake into sharing his feelings with Santiago, for God's sake) seems lik...
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Fall TV Spoilerfest: Scoops On 'Scandal,' 'Arrow,' 'Hawaii Five-0' And More

September 21st, 2014 10:03am EDT
Fall TV Spoilerfest: Scoops On 'Scandal,' 'Arrow,' 'Hawaii Five-
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Clear your social calendar and your DVR because your favorite returning shows are back with a stack of new episodes, new secrets, no bombshells and new ships. Here are 8 giant spoilers for the upcoming new season of premieres of your favorite returning shows!

Revenge, ABC

Call it a "Revenge" Smackdown! EOnline.com spills that with David Clark (James Tupper) alive and kicking, both matriarchs Emily (Emily VanCamp) and Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) will battle to gain control of him like the evil puppeteers they are. What's more? Daddy Deare...
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7 Facts We Learned About 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' From the TCA Press Tour

July 17th, 2014 7:30pm EDT
7 Facts We Learned About 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' From the TCA Press
Last fall, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" went from "a show that hasn't started airing" to "a show beloved by all" almost overnight. This is good. The bad is this peculiar season called "summer," when fall shows (such as "Brooklyn Nine-Nine") do not air.

But summer's end isn't too far away, which means we only have about two months and change (the season premiere is set for September 28) before "Brooklyn Nine Nine" rises anew. And in order to whet society's collective appetites, the cast and producers of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" arrived at this summer's TCA Press Tour, to discuss the show's second seas...
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Laura McCreary Takes Us Inside The 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Writers Room

June 1st, 2014 1:15pm EDT
Laura McCreary Takes Us Inside The 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Writers
Brooklyn Nine-Nine was a surprise hit for FOX this past season, including raking in two Golden Globe Awards. So what's it like behind the scenes at the fictional 99th Precinct? BFTV sat down with writer Laura McCreary to get some insight into the show's explosion of popularity and how all the laughs come together.

"It's definitely exciting," Laura said of Brooklyn Nine-Nine's success so far. "We had no idea. Obviously FOX is always behind the show, and there was great promotion to start, but we really had no idea if people were watching, how the momentum was doing."

She called working in ...
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TV Report Card: Grading 5 New Shows

November 18th, 2013 3:05pm EST
Mom
So far, the 2013-13 television season has delivered far more home-runs than strike-outs.  Now that shows are doling out their juiciest storylines for November sweeps, it's time to hand out grades for the freshman television shows. 

"Mom" CBS, Mondays at 9:30pm EST
Anna Faris and Allison Janney are a mother-daughter duo battling their demons in this delightfully dysfunctional comedy from the sitcom king, Chuck Lorre.  The two are also a heartbreakingly hilarious combo that turn their struggle to sobriety into a blazingly entertaining and realistic journey.  In the most timely and relatabl...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Gets Full Season, Coveted Post-Super Bowl Slot

October 20th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Fox is going all-in with comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

The Andy Samberg-led cop show has been given a full 22-episode order, the network announced recently. To top it off, the comedy will also be shown thirty minutes after the Super Bowl to rake in the ratings.

Fox will be airing a comedy block after the big game, showing New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine to see if they can give the show a new audience. Shows after the Super Bowl are pretty much guaranteed a huge audience: Elementary got 20 million last year and The Voice had 37 million viewers the year before.

Fox chairman Kevin Reilly said,...
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Stephanie Beatriz Enjoying Lead Role On 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

September 24th, 2013 1:34pm EDT
Stephanie Beatriz
FOX is betting big on the Andy Samberg-led cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which has populated its fictional precinct with an eclectic cast. Playing the role of "scary as hell" detective Rosa Diaz is actress Stephanie Beatriz, who sat down with BFTV last week to talk about jumping aboard the new fall series, and what it's like to work in an ensemble that includes both Samberg and Emmy winner Andre Braugher.

"It's really fun. It's great," she said of her new gig. "I think most actors like to do things that are right outside of their comfort zone. It feels really good to sort of surprise peop...
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine 'Pilot' Review

September 18th, 2013 7:30pm EDT
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Michael Schur, Dan Goor, Andy Samberg, and Andre Braugher make a more promising team than the one fictional Ray Holt puts together in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Michael Schur wrote for The Office, co-created Parks & Recreation, and Dan Goor's written for late night as well as Parks & Recreation. Schur and Goor are Harvard graduates. Andy Samberg's the lead in a sitcom just a year after leaving Saturday Night Live, which puts him up there with the more successful alums of SNL. Andre Braugher could do a dramatic reading of an instruction manual, find an audience, and that audience would be riveted b...
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Danica Patrick To Co-Host American Country Awards, 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' A Hit For Fox, The Dangers Of Lily Collins

September 18th, 2013 12:29pm EDT
Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick is set to co-host the 2013 American Country Awards with singer Trace Adkins in December. The singer has hosted the show three times in the past, and is looking forward to working with the racing driver. "I can’t wait to see if I have what it takes to keep up with (her)," he said. (story)

AMC has announced that it will be splitting the final season of "Mad Men" over two years. So doesn't that just mean that there's two more seasons of "Mad Men" then? (story)

Jennifer Lopez showed up to Monday night's "Dancing with the Stars" to support pal Leah Remini. But the real story is ...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Pilot Shows Potential And Characters You Want To Know

September 18th, 2013 9:10am EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
In a typical cop show, the episode usually opens with a murder. The world-weary detectives reach the scene, ready to find the clues that will bring justice for the poor victim. They assess the situation with their keen detective-eyes. And just before the scene ends, some wise guy cop feels the need to make a pun. That wise-guy cop is Jake Peralta, the main character of the newest addition to Fox’s already strong Tuesday night comedy lineup.

Peralta (Andy Samberg) is the type of guy who doesn’t take himself seriously enough to wear a tie, says likes like “Good news for all you murder fans,”...
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Fall TV Preview: 6 Can't-Miss New Shows

September 16th, 2013 10:05am EDT
Sleepy Hollow
Clear out the DVR and stock up on your favorite snacks, the 2013-2014 television season has officially begun!   In addition to our favorite shows returning with new episodes, there’s also a fresh crop of new shows boasting impressive casts and intriguing plots. You can't possibly watch them all, though you might sprain a retina trying, so this Small Screen Girl is offering her choices for the Can't-Miss New Shows Of The Season (that aren't impressively-hyped “Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”).  

Sleepy Hollow, FOX 

Remakes are dangerous gambles.  Just ask "Wonder Woman" whose re-boo...
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Top 10 Predicted Hits And Misses Of The New 2013 Fall TV Season

August 17th, 2013 4:00pm EDT
Mom
With the dog days of August winding down, the TV season is just around the corner with lots of new series premieres being served up. We've taken a closer look at the big networks fall offerings – here's what we think will be the top hits and misses of the new TV season.

Top 10 Hits:

Mom: Chuck Lorre is pretty close to owning CBS at this point. Even if the show is dreadful, it will still benefit from being a part of CBS’s strong Monday night lineup, and leading out from 2 Broke Girls which has evolved into a hit over the last two seasons. Plus, the addition of Anna Faris and Allison Janney...
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10 TV Shows We Are Most Looking Forward to This Fall

July 28th, 2013 2:00pm EDT
Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Every fall a new batch of television shows emerge, and this year’s lineup is filled with familiar faces, promising new talents and exciting storylines. Here are 10 TV shows we are most looking forward to:

1. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” ABC (airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m., premieres Sept. 24)

Joss Whedon thrilled Marvel fans with “The Avengers,” and they’re are likely to geek out once more with “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Whedon serves as executive producer on the show, which follows the team that assembled the Avengers on varying missions around the globe. Leading the pack to solve unexpla...
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