Andre Braugher to Boss Around Andy Samberg on Fox Comedy

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One of the more intense actors on television is prepared to show his lighter side.

Andre Braugher, fresh off a critically-acclaimed albeit ratings-challenged run on Last Resort, has been cast on one of the more anticipated comedies of the new pilot season.

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The actor will portray Captain Holt on a single-camera Fox comedy from Mike Schur. It stars Andy Samberg as one of a diverse group of detectives in New York, with Braughter's 30-year veteran dead set on not messing up his first command.

In other exciting pilot casting news:

  • Josh Holloway will return to television in CBS' Intelligence.
  • Kim Raver will lead the NCIS: Los Angeles spinoff.
  • Maggie Lawson will star opposite James Caan on an ABC sitcom, playing a recently-divorced lawyer who moves in with her father.

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