Andy Samberg, like Robin Williams or Ben Stiller, is one of those jester comics who need to be managed. He’s funniest when the writing is sharp and the producers understand that a little of him can go a long way. His style of humor and his persona — the juvenile in all of us — are best when served up in precise amounts.
The creators of the cop-shop sitcom “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” — Daniel Goor and Michael Schur of “Parks and Recreation” — handle Samberg perfectly. His adult kid, Detective Jake Peralta, is an important part of the workplace ensemble, but he doesn’t overwhelm the show. While’s he’s prominent in the premiere, Tuesday at 8:30 p.m., he’s balanced out by the promise of a strong cast, most notably Andre Braugher as the tough new house captain. Just as Goor and Schur have built an extraordinarily faceted ensemble on “Parks and Recreation,” they’ve stocked the precinct house in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” with potential. From the klutzy Joe Lo Truglio (“Reno 911”) to the witheringly sardonic Chelsea Peretti, there’s an embarrassment of riches here.