Brazilian TV Station Aired ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Dialogue That Supported President of Brazil (Exclusive)

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An episode of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” that aired in Brazil included “mistranslated” dialogue in which a character implies support for President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro, TheWrap has learned exclusively.

A source close to the situation tells TheWrap that TNT Brasil — which airs the Universal Television-produced NBC sitcom in the South American country — broadcast a version of Episode 504 featuring Boyle (played by Joe Lo Truglio) positively referencing Bolsonaro in the Portuguese voiceover.

The dialogue wasn’t changed by TNT Brasil; TheWrap has learned exclusively that the episode’s dialogue, after being brought to the attention of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” showrunner Dan Goor on Twitter over the weekend, is being corrected by the dubbing company and will be reflected in all future airings.

TheWrap was told it is currently unclear exactly how the script was mistranslated to include the references.

Representatives for Universal Television and TNT Brasil did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

On Saturday, “Brooklyn Nine Nine” fan account called Brooklyn 99 Updates shared a video tweeted by fellow fan account Brooklyn 99 Brasil, which included portions of the episode in question.

“We’re so thankful @TNTBr is transmitting B99 for us Brazilian fans, but it’s so wrong that the translations are implying Boyle is a Bolsonaro supporter (he’s Brazil’s president – a more extreme version of Trump) since that’s totally against everything B99 and Boyle stand for,” read the tweet from Brooklyn 99 Updates.

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See the tweet here:

We’re so thankful @TNTBr is transmitting B99 for us Brazilian fans, but it’s so wrong that the translations are implying Boyle is a Bolsonaro supporter (he’s Brazil’s president – a more extreme version of Trump) since that’s totally against everything B99 and Boyle stand for. https://t.co/D9lp1rs4AG

— Brooklyn 99 Updates (@UPDATESB99) March 9, 2019

And the original video here:

No episódio 5×04 de Brooklyn 99 que foi ao ar na @TNTbr foram utilizadas adaptações na dublagem com cunho político atual brasileiro, o episódio e as cenas em si não tem relação nenhuma com política! No vídeo comparamos a versão original com a dublada pic.twitter.com/AGrVZoppFr

— Brooklyn 99 Brasil (@b99bra) March 9, 2019

Later that day, Goor responded to the tweet, “What?!?! Is this real????” and following up a few minutes later with, “We are trying to get to the bottom of this.”

What?!?! Is this real????

— Dan Goor (@djgoor) March 10, 2019

We are trying to get to the bottom of this.

— Dan Goor (@djgoor) March 10, 2019

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Jason Katims Will Leave Universal TV for New Deal With Apple

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Jason Katims is leaving his longtime home at Universal TV for a new overall deal with Apple.

The “Parenthood” and “Friday Night Lights” creator will move his company, True Jack Productions, over to Apple this summer after the conclusion of his current deal with Universal. Katims will remain actively involved in the projects he currently has set up through the studio, including the previously announced “Away,” which has a 1o-episode order at Netflix, and “Sisters,” which is in development at Fox.

The move to Apple reunites Katims with his former head of development, Michelle Lee, who is part of Apple’s creative development team, which is led by Matt Cherniss.

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Katims, who during his time with Universal TV created some of broadcast TV’s most critically-beloved series including “Parenthood” and “Friday Night Lights,” is the latest major acquisition for Apple and continues the trend of tech giants raiding talent from traditional TV. Katims most recently created and served as showrunner on the NBC drama “Rise,” along with executive producing “The Path,” which aired its third and final season on Hulu last year.

Apple also has signed deals with Oprah Winfrey and “Fast & Furious” director Justin Lin in recent months. Katims joins former “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood” collaborator Kerry Ehrin at Apple, who is showrunning the untitled morning show drama from Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston.

Katims is represented by CAA and attorney Ira Schreck.

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Dick Wolf’s ‘New York Undercover’ Reboot Gets a Pilot Commitment at ABC

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A reboot of Dick Wolf’s 1990s-era cop drama “New York Undercover” has been a given pilot production commitment at ABC.

The reboot will be written by “Hand of God” creator Ben Watkins and will be a co-production between Universal TV, where Wolf’s Wolf Entertainment is based, and ABC Studios. Wolf and Watkins will executive produce with Wolf Entertainment’s Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski.

The original version, created by Wolf and Kevin Arkadie, aired on Fox for four seasons from 1994 to 1998. It starred Malik Yoba and Michael DeLorenzo as a pair of undercover detectives in New York City’s 4th Precinct and was the first police drama on U.S. TV to feature two people of color in the lead roles.

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If picked up, “New York Undercover” would be Wolf’s first ABC series since 2003’s “Dragnet.” The prolific producer currently has his cadre of NBC shows including “Law & Order: SVU” and the “Chicago” franchise, as well as “FBI” on CBS. Wolf is currently developing a new “Law & Order” series, “Law & Order: Hate Crimes” for NBC next season.

The pilot commitment comes as ABC is developing a revival of another popular 90s-era cop show, “NYPD Blue.” Written and executive produced by original series writers Matt Olmstead and Nick Wootton, the new drama will center on Andy Sipowicz’s (Dennis Franz) son Theo as he tries to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating his father’s murder

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‘CSI’ Co-Creator Carol Mendelsohn Leaves Sony for Universal TV

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“CSI” co-creator Carol Mendelsohn is moving to Universal Television after four years with Sony with a new overall deal.

Under the pact, Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz, an executive at Carol Mendelsohn Productions, will develop new projects for the studio.

“Writer/producers of the caliber of Carol Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz don’t come along that often and I am proud they have chosen to call Universal Television home,” said Pearlena Igbokwe, president, Universal Television.

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Mendelsohn co-created “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” alongside Anthony Zuiker in 2000, serving as showrunner for 14 seasons. She also co-created the CBS franchise’s spinoffs, “CSI: Miami,” “CSI: New York” and the short-lived, “CSI: Cyber.” While at Sony, Mendelsohn’s company produced NBC’s “Game of Silence,” which itself was a co-production between Sony TV and Universal TV. The NBC drama only ran for one season.

“We’re excited to be in business with such a creative and accomplished group of women,” said Mendelsohn.

The news for Sony comes after the studio managed to keep one of its prolific TV producers — “Better Call Saul” co-creator Vince Gilligan — under its roof.

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Hulu, Netflix Pass on ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’ Will Not Rescue Fox Comedy From Cancellation

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Hulu has passed on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” opting not to save the Fox comedy from cancellation.

According to an individual familiar with the situation, the streaming platform will not order a seventh season of the Universal Television-produced Andy Samberg ensemble comedy. Hulu declined to comment; Universal TV did not immediately respond.

Netflix, which was never seriously considering picking up the show, has also passed on the the show, TheWrap has learned. Netflix had no comment.

Talks that the sitcom was being eyed for a return elsewhere began Thursday, just hours after the show fell victim to Fox’s pre-upfronts house-cleaning along with “The Mick” and “Last Man on Earth.” A Fox insider cited the network’s added night of “Thursday Night Football” and “a large portion of our new series renewed” as reasons for the trio of cancellations.

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The news brought about an outpouring of support from fans who objected to the decision, including from Mark Hamill, Guillermo del Toro and Lin-Manuel Miranda —  who encouraged his followers to tweet “#RenewB99” to save the show.

An individual familiar with the situation told TheWrap Thursday that producers Universal Television received interest from multiple other networks and streaming platforms about potentially picking up a sixth season of the show, though that effort has now suffered a major setback.

Hulu was seen as the most likely possible new home for the show, given that the streamer previously saved “The Mindy Project” (also produced by Universal Television and 3Arts Entertainment) after it was canceled by Fox in 2015.

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‘Taken’ Is Being Shopped Around by Universal TV After NBC Cancellation

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After being bumped from the schedule last month, “Taken” was officially canceled by NBC on Friday after two seasons.

However, an insider with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap that the series — based on the popular movie franchise starring Liam Neeson — is already being shopped around by studios Universal Television and EuropaCorp TV USA.

The news comes one day after “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” — another Universal TV property — was canceled at Fox, and talks began for the sitcom to be revived on another platform as well.

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