Fox Sets ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ and ‘New Girl’ Crossover Episode

Andy Samberg in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Zooey Deschanel in New Girl.

Andy Samberg in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Zooey Deschanel in New Girl. FOX

In an event that may set the limit for amount of quirkiness allowed legally on television, Fox hints New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine will crossover on October 11, the network announced today at the TCA Press Tour.

“The crossover episode has historically been the artistic high point of any show that has dared to attempt it,” said New Girl creator Elizabeth Meriwether. “Maybe you remember ‘Blackout Thursday’ on NBC, or even further back the infamous Alf/Gilligan’s Island crossover of the late 1980s. New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine will proudly and humbly go where few shows have gone since the 1990s. We know we have big shoes to fill, and we look forward to disappointing everyone. There’s a 50 percent chance Alf will also be in both episodes. But there’s also a 50 percent chance that is a lie.”

Season 4 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Season 6 of New Girl will both debut Tuesday, September 20.

Fox Sets ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ and ‘New Girl’ Crossover Episode