'New Girl,' new sitcom get post-Super Bowl spots

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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2013 photo, Terry Crews, left, and Melissa Fumero, cast members in the FOX series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," share a laugh onstage during the FOX 2013 Summer TCA press tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Fox says the plum post-Super Bowl slot next February will be filled by two of its comedies. "New Girl" and freshman series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" will air on Fox after the game that’s typically TV’s most-watched program and a big promotional platform for other network fare. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox says the plum post-Super Bowl slot next February will be filled by two of its comedies.

"New Girl" and freshman series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" will air on Fox after the game that's typically TV's most-watched program and a big promotional platform for other network fare.

Fox gave "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" another vote of confidence Friday, announcing that it's ordering nine more episodes for a full season of 22 episodes. The Tuesday night sitcom stars Andy Samberg as a footloose police detective and Andre Braugher as his precinct captain.

The sitcom is doing especially well with upscale viewers and young men, Fox said.

"New Girl," a relative veteran that debuted on Fox in 2011, stars Zooey Deschanel.

It and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" will air immediately after the Super Bowl on Feb. 2.

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