In a fall TV season featuring big-name comebacks and star-powered casts, most of the new sitcoms forgot the most important ingredient: jokes.
Only “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Fox), the cop comedy starring Andy Samberg as an immature but successful detective and Andre Braugher as his take-no-crap captain, has enough humor to earn a season pass on my DVR.
Not that this is a surprise: The series comes from “Parks and Recreation” producers Mike Schur and Dan Goor. That series, six seasons in, is still the most consistently funny sitcom on TV.
Like with Pawnee’s cast of characters, “Brooklyn” recognizes that there is strength in numbers. While Samberg and Braugher bounce off each other nicely, it’s the supporting players who steal the show.
Terry Crews, above, playing against his alpha-male type, breaks down trying to build a princess castle for his daughters. “What kind of castle has wheels?” he shouts in anguish.
Then there’s Chelsea Peretti, the sardonic civilian administrator who does an interpretive dance to Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” that’s so goofy, I nearly fell to the floor laughing.