'Brooklyn Nine-Nine's' openly gay captain, 'Barney Miller' influence and more

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is one of the new comedies coming to FOX's fall 2013 lineup, starring Andy Samberg as a goofy police detective in Brooklyn -- think "funny McNulty" from "The Wire." At the TCA 2013 press tour, the show's cast and creators talk about the past cop shows that influence their work, plus something that a police program hasn't really done before -- an openly gay police captain. "This is not like 'Police Squad,' as big a fan as I am of 'Police Squad,'" says creator Michael Schur. "This is a workplace comedy that happens to be set in a police precinct, is the simplest way to put it. The idea is that they're real cops and the crimes they're investigating are real crimes. They're real human beings and they're doing real things. We want it to seem like it's a real police precinct." But creators Schur and Dan Goor admit that it's hard to...


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