There’s A ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ & ‘New Girl’ Crossover Episode On The Way
Crossovers between shows are an increasingly rare network television occurrence, however, Fox has announced that they’re breaking out the old format for a very special crossover on Thursday, 11th October.
That date will see a historic joining of forces between the casts of two massively popular comedies; New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine – presenting the mouthwatering prospect of Andy Samberg’s Jake Perolta going head to head with Zoey Deschanel’s Jess Day.
“The crossover episode has historically been the artistic high point of any show that has dared to attempt it,” New Girl creator Liz Meriwether said. “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,” she continued. ‘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.”
Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor was just as excited. “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,” he said in a 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,” he joked. “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.”