Crossovers are practically de rigueur for the superhero world these days, but they’re a lil’ rarer for comedy – which makes the news that there’s a Brooklyn Nine-Nine / New Girl crossover even weirder / better [delete as applicable].
Yep. These two shows – which share naught even a studio – are going to get all up in each other’s business come October.
“The crossover episode has historically been the artistic high point of any show that has dared to attempt it,” said New Girl creator Elizabeth Meriwether in a statement. “Maybe you remember Blackout Thursday on NBC [no], or even further back the infamous Alf/Gilligan’s Island crossover of the late 1980s [no]. 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.”
Both shows already air back-to-back on Fox in the US, so this crossover ep – airing Tuesday October 11 – will simply be a one-hour episode. (We also have NO idea how us poor Aussies will watch it. Nope. *None*.)
“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,” said Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor in his own statement. “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.”
Like, we know you’re joking, Dan, but could you also not be? The idea of Jake Peralta co-anchoring Fox News is friggin’ wild.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.
Photo: Brooklyn Nine-Nine / New Girl.