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Today's News: Our Take - Fox Orders Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Enlisted, Us & Them and Surviving Jack

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Updated: 5/08/2013 11:23 pm

Brooklyn Nine-Nine | Photo Credits: Eddy Chen/FOX

Shortly after Fox ordered four drama series on Wednesday, the network has handed out series orders to comedies Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Enlisted, Us & Them and Surviving Jack in addition to the previously ordered Dads, TVGuide.com has learned.

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From Parks and Recreation's Mike Schur and Dan Goor, Brooklyn Nine-Nine stars Saturday Night Live alum Andy Samberg as the black sheep in a group of detectives who, until now, hasn't taken his job seriously. But a by-the-book new boss (Andre Braugher) may force him to grow up and respect the badge. 30 Rock's David Miner will also executive-produce, while Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz and Chelsea Peretti will also star in the series, which landed on TVGuide.com's most promising pilots list.

Enlisted stars Geoff Stults as a soldier who, after being in combat for several years, is posted at a military base in Florida to command his dysfunctional brothers' (Chris Lowell and Parker Young) squad. Cougar Town's Kevin Biegel will write and executive-produce with Saturday Night Live's Mike Royce. Keith David and Angelique Cabral will also star.

Us & Them (formerly known as Friends and Family) follows a couple's (Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel) long-distance, budding romance, which is constantly disrupted by their friends and family in this comedy based on the British series Gavin and Stacey. David Rosen (I Just Want My Pants Back) will write and executive-produce. Dustin Ybarra, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Jane Kaczmarek, Kurt Fuller and Ashlie Atkinson will also star.

Based on the book I Suck At GirlsSurviving Jack stars Christopher Meloni as a father who struggles with becoming a dad as his teenage son (Connor Buckley) becomes a man — all in a pre-Google world. S#*! My Dad Says duo Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker will write and executive-produce with Cougar Town's Bill Lawrence. Claudia Lee, Alex Kapp Horner, Tyler Foden and Kevin Hernandez will also star.

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As previously announced, Fox initially gave a six-episode order to Dads, a live-action comedy from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. The series, which has now been given the standard 13-episode order, stars Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi as two successful thirtysomethings who have their lives turned upside down when their fathers (Martin Mull and Peter Riegert) move in with them. Vanessa Lachey, Brenda Song and Tonita Castro also star. Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild, Mark Cendrowski will executive-produce alongside MacFarlane.

Earlier Wednesday, Fox ordered dramas Almost Human, from Fringe's J.H. Wyman, Rake, starring Greg Kinnear, Sleepy Hollow, from Fringe's Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and Gang Related, starring Ramon Rodriguez and Lost's Terry O'Quinn.

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