I’ve been pulling together information on Fall TV shows featuring Latino actors. This is the first in a series to run over the next few weeks.
Houston actress Stephanie Beatriz joins that cast of Fox’s new police sitcom, “Brooklyn Nine Nine.” Beatriz is best-known for her recent work playing Sofia Vergara’s sister on Modern Family. Also on the show is Melissa Fumero, who plays Detective Amy Santiago. More about the show:
From Emmy Award-winning writer/producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur (“Parks and Recreation”), and starring Emmy Award winners Andy Samberg (“Saturday Night Live”) and Andre Braugher (“Men of a Certain Age,” “Homicide: Life on the Street”), BROOKLYN NINE-NINE is a new single-camera ensemble comedy about what happens when a talented, but carefree, detective and his diverse group of colleagues get a new captain with a lot to prove.
As the precinct’s honorary straight arrow, Detective AMY SANTIAGO (Melissa Fumero, “One Life to Live,” “Gossip Girl”) is thrilled with the leadership change. Having grown up with seven brothers, Amy is extremely competitive…about everything. She is hell-bent on collaring more criminals than Jake, and she’s keenly aware of how many arrests she needs to close the gap. Holt’s next-in-command is Sergeant TERRY JEFFORDS (Terry Crews, “Bridesmaids,” “Everybody Hates Chris”), a linebacker of a man who’s lost his nerve after his wife had twin baby girls – Cagney and Lacey – and he lives in fear of not seeing them grow up.
We’ve shared the trailer below:
“Brooklyn Nine Nine” premiere’s on Fox on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 7:30 pm Central.
– Posted by Sandra Fernandez
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Notes and recommended reading:
- Latinos on the Small Screen: Fantastic Fall TV Premieres
- Sexy funny lady: Actress Stephanie Beatriz lands major Fox sitcom role – CultureMap Houston
- IMDB’s Brooklyn Nine Nine page
- Wikipedia’s Brooklyn Nine Nine page