Brooklyn Nine-Nine Gets The Law & Order Treatment
There was a brief window earlier this year when it looked like Brooklyn Nine-Nine was dead in the ground. But one network's trash is another's treasure, and NBC rushed in to save what might be one of the best ensemble casts on TV right now. There are some changes to mourn (Chelsea Peretti is leaving) but still more to things to celebrate (Stephanie Beatriz is not).
To tide us over until the show's premiere in January, NBC put out a promo mashing up Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Law & Order SVU. It shows that the sitcom would almost work as a serious, gritty drama, but it also seems like SVU could play as a comedy with the right editing. The plots of the two shows are pretty much equally cartoonish—and definitely equally believable—Brooklyn Nine-Nine just has a slightly more slapstick vibe. Anyway, the point is if Fox can swing a New Girl cross-over then NBC can definitely freaky-friday these shows now that they're on the same network.