Get Ready for a New Girl/Brooklyn Nine-Nine Crossover Event

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If you've ever wondered "do New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine take place in the same cinematic universe?" Fox has your answer: a resounding yes. The network announced during its Television Critics Association Summer Tour that the comedies will have a one-hour crossover event Oct. 11, where the boys and girls of New Girl meet the cops of Brooklyn Nine-Nine during a trip to New York. It will take place over back-to-back episodes of the two shows.

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"The crossover episode has historically been the artistic high point of any show that has dared to attempt it," New Girl creator Elizabeth Meriwether said in a tongue-in-cheek statement. "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% chance Alf will also be in both episodes. But there's also a 50% chance that is a lie."

New Girland Brooklyn Nine-Nine premiere Sep. 20 at 8/7c and 8:30/7:30c respectively on Fox.

This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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Sep 10, 2016
This screams of desperation and stupidity. Guess I won't watch either show that week - these marketing ploys are so lame. That night - Netflix it shall be!
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Aug 09, 2016
Yeah cause that Bones/Sleepy Hollow crossover was amazing so let's do a comedy one :/

FOX can be so desperate

I guess this means i have to watch Boring 9-9 to see Nick tear the place apart?

Crossovers rarely work and i can sense that this one will be shit
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Aug 09, 2016
Somebody's full of themselves it seems. Crossovers are a dime a dozen and have been done all over the place.

Just next year we're looking at the entire Chicago line up not to mention the quadruple Arrow\Flash\Legends\Supergirl.

Yet they are claiming it's something super rare and with "big shoes to fill"?

Hardly. You just randomly toss characters from one show to another. Any drunken monkey can do that.

Heck, it's not even like the shows have different generes like Sleepy Hollow and Bones.
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Aug 09, 2016
I think you missed that the comment was completely tongue-in-cheek.
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Aug 09, 2016
Finally a crossover I can look forward to!
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Aug 09, 2016
They've already had Damon Wayans Jr. as a different character on Brooklyn Nine-Nine so Fox has already made them two different cinematic universes. But where does Fox get off? I understand genre channels like The CW or SyFy having crossovers but there's way too much syndicated content, Seth MacFarlane and Gordon Ramsey for Fox to have crossovers.
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Aug 09, 2016
This is hardly uncommon. Shows recycle actors all the time. Half the cast of Xena played multiple unrelated characters (not counting the doppelgangers who people said look the same).

Most people don't remember or care.
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Aug 09, 2016
Shows do that all the time. On SyFy they had a crossover between Warehouse 13 and Eureka and before that they both had multiple actors play small and different roles on the opposite show. That happens all the time with show crossovers.
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Aug 09, 2016
The potential for hilarious character match-ups is almost limitless. Could you imagine Holt interacting with Nick? Or Schmidt interacting with Gina? The only thing that bothers me now is that I just know an hour is nowhere near enough time to do any of these interactions justice.
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Aug 08, 2016
Jake and Jess, epic win
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Aug 08, 2016
I can't imagine this working (tonally), but who knows. B99 is great, and as much as I want to hate New Girl at times the show does make me laugh quite often (just not as consistently as B99).

Outside of my apprehension though, I am interested to see how the writers try to make this cross-over work.
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Aug 21, 2016
I agree with you. The shows are just. . . different. I would prefer is the Brooklyn 99 characters showed up in the New Girl universe, since I don't care if it gets knocked a bit out of whack, but I don't like the idea of the New Girl characters busting in and messing with the tone of Brooklyn 99 (which is what it sounds like is happening, since it's in New York). I also like Brooklyn 99 more than New Girl.

I think I would like it the most if the New Girl characters just turn out to be secondary characters, in a way, so the main Brooklyn 99 cast just kind of runs in to them repeatedly in the course of an investigation, rather than it being a perfectly equal partnership, screen time-wise. Maybe we'll live through the same day twice, once during the New Girl timeslot from their perspective, and once during the Brooklyn Ninety-Nine timeslot, from the other perspective, so the tones can match the respective shows. . .
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Aug 22, 2016
Your idea for how it would work, showing the same day from two different perspectives, would probably be the best method for the cross-over (see: what I would like best, because it limits the chance of New Girl messing up B99, hah).

Also, I don't know why it's just hitting me now, but one of the ways the shows might cross-over is by having Winston involved in a B99 case (since Winston is also a cop, which I almost always forget).
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Aug 08, 2016
Oh come on not every show has to crossover with another show!
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Aug 09, 2016
The mob has spoken. You've been outvoted on this one.
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Aug 09, 2016
Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them...

I charged... Screw the mob, I still think crossovers have been over used and are now gimmicks just to fill time.
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Aug 08, 2016
If they can do it well, then cool. I'd guess the B99 crew go to LA for a case and since Winston is a cop now, he lets them stay at the loft.

I'm more interested in how they actually came about since New Girl is owned by Fox and B99 is owned by Universal, they just air on the same network.
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Aug 08, 2016
.....or maybe "the boys and girls of New Girl meet the cops of Brooklyn Nine-Nine during a trip to New York". Like it says in the article.
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Aug 08, 2016
I didn't see that, maybe I got confused because they have the same photo twice.

My idea was better though :p
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