Terry Crews attends HBO’s Post 2013 Golden Globe Awards Party held at Circa 55 Restaurant at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills

*Terry Crews has been cast opposite Andy Samberg in FOX’s untitled Mike Schur/Dan Goor comedy pilot.

The single-camera project revolves around a diverse group of detectives in a precinct at the very edge of New York City. Crews will play Terry Jeffords, the Sergeant who runs the detective squad. Samberg plays the lead detective.

Crews, who starred on the TBS series “Are We There Yet,” has been sought after this pilot season, getting three offers before settling on the Schur/Goor project. He recurs on Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama “The Newsroom” and will appear in the upcoming Netflix reboot of “Arrested Development.”

On the feature side, the “Expendables” co-star recently wrapped Tyler Perry’s “Single Mom’s Club.”