3:02pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Andy Samberg to Star in Fox Comedy from 'Parks and Recreation' Producers
Andy Samberg is coming home.
The former Saturday Night Live featured player has been tapped to star in the untitled Fox comedy from Parks and Recreation's Mike Schur and Dan Goor, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The single-camera comedy revolves around an eclectic group of detectives in a precinct on the fringes of New York City. Samberg will play the station's top cop in the project, which landed at Fox with a put-pilot commitment after a multiple-network bidding war in August. Samberg also will serve as an executive producer.
For Samberg, the Fox comedy marks his second small-screen gig after he departed NBC's Saturday Night Live in June. He joined the sketch comedy series in 2005 and, like other SNL players, has segued into a feature film career including That's My Boy, opposite Adam Sandler. The actor-comedian joined SNL the season after Schur departed the Lorne Michaels series as a writer-producer.
Samberg, who stars on BBC Three sitcom Cuckoo, is repped by UTA, Mosaic and Ziffren Brittenham.