It was just last May that Andy Samberg left “Saturday Night Live.” Now he could be headed back to TV as the star of his own comedy series.
Samberg has signed on to an untitled pilot at Fox written by the “Parks and Recreation” team of Mike Schur and Dan Goor. According to Deadline, the single camera comedy follows a “diverse group of detectives in a precinct at the very edge of New York City.”
Samberg will play the lead detective and also be a producer on the series, which is still in a very early stage and would likely be in contention for fall 2013. Schur and Goor created the role with Samberg in mind.
Since leaving “SNL,” Samberg has co-starred in two films with Adam Sandler — the live action comedy flop “That’s My Boy” and the animated hit “Hotel Transylvania” — as well as the six episode BBC Three sitcom “Cuckoo.” He also appeared opposite “Parks” star Rashida Jones in the indie dramedy “Celeste & Jesse Forever.”