Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Brooklyn nine-nine logo.png
Genre Sitcom
Created by
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 22 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Andy Samberg
  • Marshall Boone
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original channel Fox
Picture format HDTV (1080i)
Audio format Surround
Original run September 17, 2013 (2013-09-17) – present (present)
External links
Official website

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an American action comedy television series that airs on Fox. Set in the (fictional) 99th Precinct of the New York City Police Department in Brooklyn, the single-camera series follows a precinct team of detectives and a newly appointed captain. It premiered on September 17, 2013 as part of the 2013–14 American television season. The series' premiere garnered 6.17 million viewers.[1]

It has won two Golden Globe Awards in 2014: one for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and one for Andy Samberg for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy.[2]

On March 7, 2014, the series was renewed for a second season.[3]

Cast and characters[edit]


  • Andy Samberg as Detective Jake Peralta, a talented but childish detective. It is revealed that his father abandoned him and his mother when he was very young.[4] Peralta shows "class clown" traits, constantly pulling pranks and making jokes at the expense of his colleagues, particularly his partner Santiago; this is later revealed to be secret romantic feelings for her, which he confessed to her in the first season finale. Despite his fun-loving traits, Peralta has the best arrest rate in the precinct. His frequent disregard for decorum and protocol regularly puts him at odds with the by-the-book Captain Holt, though the two eventually develop a mutual professional respect for each other.
  • Andre Braugher as Captain Ray Holt, the 99th Precinct's strict new Commanding Officer. Holt is known for his cold and robotic manner of speaking and lack of outwardly visible emotion. The Nine-Nine is Holt's first command despite many years of outstanding service, something he attributes to prejudice against his homosexuality.[4] Holt is married to Kevin Cozner, a university professor.
  • Melissa Fumero as Detective Amy Santiago, Jake's uptight, by-the-book, rule-following, and overachieving partner.[4] She is continually trying to ingratiate herself with Captain Holt. She has a competitive nature stemming from having seven brothers. She is unaware of Jake's feelings for her and frequently exasperated by his childishness, as well as the ease with which he succeeds as a detective. Santiago clandestinely smokes at times to relieve stress and is allergic to dogs.
  • Joe Lo Truglio as Detective Charles Boyle, a nervous, clumsy but honest and hard-working detective who has a crush on Detective Diaz.[4] He is divorced from his wife, who had numerous affairs during their marriage. He is also a huge, unapologetic foodie, maintaining a Brooklyn pizza blog and often relishing bizarre foreign cuisine that disgusts his coworkers.
  • Stephanie Beatriz as Detective Rosa Diaz, a smart, tough, and mysterious detective. She attended parochial school, later studied ballet, and was a classmate of Jake's in the police academy.[4] Though Diaz is a loyal and effective member of the squad, her anger management issues and lack of empathy terrify most of her coworkers. She is highly secretive about her personal life.
  • Terry Crews as Detective Sergeant Terence "Terry" Jeffords, the detective squad's leader. An avid bodybuilder, Terry is devoted to his wife and two young daughters, and fears the danger of police work because of the possibility that he could leave his children fatherless. Following a panic attack prior to the show's run, Terry was removed from field work, but has since cautiously returned. He is high-strung and prone to nervous excitement, but is an effective and caring leader to the detective squad. It is revealed in the series pilot episode that Terry was seriously overweight prior to his bodybuilding obsession.
  • Chelsea Peretti as Administrator Gina Linetti, the 99th Precinct's sardonic administrator and Captain Holt's assistant.[4] She belongs to a dance troupe called "Floorgasm". She has displayed a penchant for kleptomania, extreme narcissism, specifically sharp, confused intellect, but is generally regarded as harmless yet annoyingly aloof by the rest of the staff. She is also childhood friends with Jake, who got her the job at the precinct.


  • Detective Michael Hitchcock (Dirk Blocker), an enthusiastic but clueless detective who is friends with Detective Scully. He is prone to taking his shirt off at inappropriate times. He went bald at 15.
  • Detective Norm Scully (Joel McKinnon Miller), a middle-aged, lazy and overweight desk worker. Scully shows talent as a tenor opera singer and "make[s] great coffee", according to Sgt. Jeffords. He used to date Hitchcock's wife. Scully routinely discloses disgusting medical issues like the entire bottom of his foot being a wart.
  • Fire Marshal Boone (Patton Oswalt), the dimwitted fire marshal of the local fire station precinct. He hates the detectives of 99 intensely, but reaches an understanding with Jake when they discover that they both were abandoned at a young age by their fathers.
  • Detective Warren Pembroke (Dean Winters), a detective for the Major Crimes Unit notorious for taking over cases that are mostly solved and getting all of the credit for solving them, which earns him the nickname "The Vulture".
  • Vivian Ludley (Marilu Henner), a food author who becomes romantically involved with Boyle. In "Full Boyle", she and Boyle become engaged, until she broke it off in "Charges and Specs" when she wanted to move to Canada and Boyle was not willing to do so.
  • Mlepnos (Fred Armisen), a confused foreign man living in a building where a murder took place. The detectives run into Mlepnos while searching for witnesses, showing him a photo of the victim, which he keeps. He shows up again in "Operation: Broken Feather".
  • Teddy (Kyle Bornheimer), a detective at another precinct who used to date Amy and resumes his relationship with her after meeting up with her at a training exercise.
  • Deputy Commissioner Podolski (James M. Connor), the NYPD's arrogant deputy police commissioner who uses his position for his own personal means, like keeping his rebellious son out of jail.
  • Captain McGinley (Michael G. Hagerty), the 99th Precinct's previous Commanding Officer, who was fired for his ineptitude and his permissive attitude toward the disruptive antics of Jake and his colleagues.

Guest stars[edit]

  • Doorman (Andy Richter), a rude doorman who refuses to assist Jake during a routine questioning.
  • Jimmy Brogan (Stacy Keach), a crime writer from the 1970s whom Jake greatly admires. Brogan is revealed to be homophobic, vengeful, and manipulative, disillusioning Jake and leading to a physical altercation between the two.
  • Dustin Whitman (Kid Cudi), a perpetrator Jake arrests on suspicion of burglary. Mocks Jake by calling him "Joke Peralta".
  • Doug Judy (Craig Robinson) a.k.a. 'The Pontiac Bandit,' a thief and forger who escapes from Peralta and Diaz by pretending to have information on a different man who Peralta believed to be the actual 'Pontiac bandit'.
  • Kevin Cozner (Marc Evan Jackson), Holt's husband who dislikes the NYPD due to their treatment of Holt and his homosexuality during his earlier years on the force. He claims Holt is the 'funny' one in their relationship.
  • Adam Sandler as himself.
  • Joe Theismann as himself.
The NYPD 78th precinct building in Brooklyn. An exterior image is used as an establishing shot during the show.

Development and production[edit]

On May 8, 2013, Fox placed a thirteen-episode order for the single-camera ensemble comedy.[5][6][7] On October 18, 2013, the series was picked up for a full season of 22 episodes, and was later chosen to air with New Girl in a “special one-hour comedy event” as the Super Bowl XLVIII lead-out programs.[8]

The exterior view of the fictional 99th Precinct building, complete with numerous NYPD vehicles parked in front of it, is the actual 78th Precinct building at the corner of 6 Ave and Bergen St., one block south of the Barclays Centre and one block east of the Bergen Street (IRT Eastern Parkway Line) stop on the New York City Subway.[citation needed]


Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 22 September 17, 2013 (2013-09-17) March 25, 2014 (2014-03-25) TBA TBA TBA
2 TBA Fall 2014[9] TBA TBA TBA TBA


Brooklyn Nine-Nine has received positive reviews from critics. As of January 2014, Rotten Tomatoes gives it a score of 88% based on 49 reviews, with the consensus "Led by the surprisingly effective pairing of Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a charming, intelligently written take on the cop show format."[10] Metacritic gives the show a weighted average rating of 70/100, based on 33 reviews, indicating "Generally favorable reviews".[11]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations for Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Award Date of ceremony Category Recipients and nominees Result
GLAAD Media Awards April 12, 2014 Outstanding Comedy Series Brooklyn Nine-Nine Pending
Golden Globe Awards[2] January 12, 2014 Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy Andy Samberg Won
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine Won
NAACP Image Awards February 22, 2014 Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Andre Braugher Nominated
People's Choice Awards January 8, 2014 Favorite Actor In a New TV Series Andy Samberg Nominated
Satellite Awards February 23, 2014 Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy Andre Braugher Nominated
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine Nominated


The show simulcasts with Fox on City in Canada. In the UK on E4 from January 2014[12] and RTÉ Two in Ireland. In New Zealand on TV2 from Monday February 13, 2014 at 9PM.


  1. ^ Bibel, Sara (September 18, 2013). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'Dads', 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' & 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Adjusted Up; 'Capture' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b CNN Staff (January 13, 2014). "Golden Globes 2014: The winners list". Awards Season 2014. Cable News Network. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Fox Renews 'New Girl,' 'The Mindy Project,' 'The Following' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'". Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ Rose, Lacey; Goldberg, Lesley (May 8, 2013). "Fox Comedy Series Orders: Chris Meloni Entry, 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Enlisted,' 'Us & Them'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ Abrams, Natalie (May 8, 2013). "Fox Orders Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Enlisted, Us & Them and Surviving Jack". TV Guide. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 8, 2013). "Fox Picks Up Andy Samberg & Chris Meloni Comedies, 'Us & Them' And 'Enlisted', Almost Doubles New Series Volume". Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ Ausiello, Michael; Roots, Kimberly (October 18, 2013). "Brooklyn Nine-Nine Scores Touchdown, Snags Full-Season Pick-Up and Post-Super Bowl Berth". TV Line. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Fox -". Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster/Warner Bros. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  11. ^ "Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. 2013-09-17. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  12. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy. "Global Showbiz Briefs: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ To UK’s Channel 4; Henry Winkler-Penned Kids Books In TV Deal; ‘Voice UK’: More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Super Bowl lead-out program (with New Girl)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Succeeded by