Fox has announced at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour that its two hit sitcoms Brooklyn Nine-Nine and New Girl are to crossover with a two-episode story spanning both shows on October 11th between 8pm and 9pm.
“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,” states Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor. “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.”
“The crossover episode has historically been the artistic high point of any show that has dared to attempt it” adds New Girl co-creator Elizabeth Meriwether. “Maybe you remember ‘Blackout Thursday’ on NBC, or even further back the infamous Alf/Gilligan’s Island crossover of the late 1980s. 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 return to Fox on September 20th with the season four premiere of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and the season six premiere of New Girl.
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