'Newsroom's' Terry Crews Joins Fox's Cop Comedy From 'Parks and Recreation' Duo

Lesley Goldberg
The Hollywood Reporter
'Newsroom's' Terry Crews Joins Fox's Cop Comedy From 'Parks and Recreation' Duo

After fielding multiple offers, Newsroom's Terry Crews has made his decision.

The actor, who received three offers in the young pilot season, has joined the cast of Fox's cop comedy from the creators of Parks and Recreation, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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Crews, who plays Jeff Daniels' sweet bodyguard on the HBO drama, will play Sgt. Terry Jeffords, who runs the squad, in the untitled Mike Schur/Dan Goor comedy, joining a cast that includes Saturday Night Live's Andy Samburg.

In the comedy about a diverse group of detectives at a New York precinct, Crews' character is described as being built like an NFL linebacker -- but stronger -- who used to be a great cop but has lost some of his edge now that he has a family.

Crews, repped by WME, will continue to recur on Newsroom and recently wrapped Tyler Perry's feature Single Mom's Club. He'll also appear in Netflix's upcoming Arrested Development.

Goor and Schur will write and exec produce alongside David Miner, with Samburg also producing the Universal Television and 3 Arts single-camera comedy.

The project is one of six comedy pilots picked up at Fox so far this pilot season.

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