Former "SNL" funnyman will star in a comedy about a diverse group of NYC cops
Andy Samberg definitely isn't letting the grass grow under his feet after departing "Saturday Night Live."
Samberg, who left "SNL" in June, has signed on to star in an upcoming project from "Parks and Recreation" co-creator and showrunner Mike Schur.
The untitled project, which has received a pilot order from Fox, is about a diverse group of police detectives in New York City. Schur is co-writing the project with "Parks and Recreation" writer Dan Goor; both will executive-produce.
The single-camera comedy has received a put-pilot commitment from Fox, meaning that the network is subject to financial penalties if the pilot doesn't air.
The comedy comes from Universal Television and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Samberg will also be starring in the upcoming BBC 3 comedy series "Cuckoo," as a slacker full of outlandish, New Age ideas who marries a British woman, much to her parents' dismay.
Deadline first reported the news of Samberg joining the Schur project.
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