Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Brooklyn nine-nine logo.png
Genre Sitcom
Created by
Starring
Theme music composer Dan Marocco
Composer(s) Dan Marocco
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 29 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Andy Samberg
  • Marshall Boone
Location(s) Los Angeles, California
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Broadcast
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 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, which premiered on September 28, 2014.[3]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Andy Samberg as Detective Jacob "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 masking 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. The show has made hints that Peralta is at least half-Jewish. He is a recipient of the US Flag Bar, NYPD Award of Merit, an unidentified award, and the NYPD 150th Commemorative Breast Bar.
  • 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. She spent most of Season 1 shooting down or otherwise dodging Det. Boyle's clear interest in her, and was supportive and happy for him when he began dating someone else.
  • Terry Crews as Detective Sergeant Terence "Terry" Jeffords (Jeffries in the pilot episode), the detective squad's leader. An avid bodybuilder, Terry is devoted to his wife and two young daughters Cagney and Lacey, 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 beginning, Terry was removed from field work, but has since cautiously returned. He is high-strung, prone to nervous excitement and often refers to himself in third person, 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. He eats enormous amounts of healthy foods (especially chicken and yogurt) to keep in shape, and has a brother-in-law (played by real life ex-NFL player Jamal Duff) who regularly mocked Terry as weak and soft, only to become visibly impressed when Captain Holt mentioned Terry's (possibly fictional) arrest of a large group of Russian Mafia members.
  • Melissa Fumero as Detective Amy Santiago, Jake's uptight, by-the-book, rule-following, and overachieving Cuban-American partner.[4] She is continually trying to ingratiate herself with Captain Holt. She has a competitive nature stemming from having seven brothers. Amy plays by the book and is frequently exasperated by Jake's childishness, as well as the ease with which he succeeds as a detective. Santiago clandestinely smokes at times to relieve stress and is highly allergic to dogs. It is revealed that she skipped the fourth grade. She is unaware of Jake's feelings for her until "Charges and Specs," the season one finale, when Jake confesses that he wishes something romantic could happen between them.
  • 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, to the point where she has to pay alimony to him. He is also a huge, unapologetic foodie, maintaining a weekly Brooklyn pizza-ranking email and often relishing bizarre foreign cuisine that disgusts his coworkers. For saving Detective Diaz's life during the Christmas episode, he was awarded a Medal of Valor in "The Bet" episode, though he was overshadowed by a revered and heroic NYPD horse named Peanut Butter. He was engaged to a lovely university professor in Season 1 but they broke up when he admitted he could not leave his job and move with her to Ottawa.
  • Chelsea Peretti as Administrator Regina "Gina" Linetti, the 99th Precinct's sardonic administrator and Captain Holt's assistant.[4] Despite normally maintaining a clueless and dimwitted disposition most of the time, she can also be surprisingly observant and has shown traits of being more intelligent than she likes to show. She is dancer and has performed with troupes known as "Floorgasm" and "Dance-y Reagan". Linetti has displayed a penchant for kleptomania and has shown herself to be financially savvy and extremely narcissistic. She 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.
  • Andre Braugher as Captain Raymond "Ray" Jacob 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. He is nonetheless a very supportive commander to his detectives, this being evidenced by his moral support to Jeffords over his nervousness in the field and forcing Gina to become his personal assistant due to the fact that he is aware of her hidden talents. The Nine-Nine is Holt's first command despite many years of outstanding service, something he attributes to prejudice against his homosexuality as he came out in 1987 and until recently led a group that supported gay African-American NYPD members that he himself had created.[4] Holt is married to Kevin Cozner, the Chair of Columbia University's Classics Department.[5] He is a recipient of the US Flag Bar, NYPD Commendation or Commendation—Integrity award, World Trade Center Bar, NYPD Excellent Police Duty award, and NYPD Firearms Proficiency Award.
  • Dirk Blocker as Detective Third Grade[6] Michael Hitchcock, 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. (season 2, recurring season 1)
  • Joel McKinnon Miller as Detective Norm Scully, 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. (season 2, recurring season 1)

Recurring[edit]

  • Patton Oswalt as FDNY Fire Marshal Boone, the dimwitted fire marshal of the local fire station. 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.
  • Dean Winters as Detective Warren Pembroke, a detective for the Major Crimes Unit notorious for taking over cases that are nearly solved and getting all of the credit for finishing them, which earns him the nickname "The Vulture".
  • Marilu Henner as Vivian Ludley, 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.
  • Marc Evan Jackson as Kevin Cozner, Holt's husband who dislikes the NYPD due to their treatment of Holt and his homosexuality during his earlier years on the force, but thaws a little when Jake smartly figures this out and honestly says the 99th likes and respects Holt. He claims Holt is the "funny" one in their relationship.
  • Fred Armisen as Mlepnos, 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".
  • Kyle Bornheimer as Detective Teddy Wells, 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.
  • James M. Connor as Deputy Commissioner Podolski, the NYPD's arrogant deputy police commissioner who uses his position for his own personal means such as keeping his rebellious son, Trevor, out of jail in "The Tagger".
  • Michael G. Hagerty as Captain McGinley, 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.
  • Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Chief Madeline Wuntch, a hard line NYPD deputy police chief who has a deep animosity towards Captain Holt due to incidents in their past. She constantly goes out of her way to undermine the 99th Precinct, and appears to take great pleasure in its and Holt's failures. Holt holds an equally strong hostility towards Wuntch.
  • Eva Longoria as Sophia Perez, a defense attorney who Jake engaged in a one night stand with. Jake later discovers that she is the defense attorney for a criminal he is testifying against. While this initially causes hostility in their relationship, they later reconcile and decide to date.

Guest stars[edit]

  • Andy Richter as a rude doorman who refuses to assist Jake during a routine questioning.
  • Stacy Keach as Jimmy Brogan, a crime writer from the 1970s whom Jake greatly admires. Brogan is revealed to be bigoted, racist, homophobic, vengeful, and manipulative, disillusioning Jake and leading to a physical altercation between the two, but also showing that Jake respects Captain Holt (Jake punched Brogan for slurring Holt, and Holt was impressed by not only this but when he learned Jake took blame for the fight to keep Holt's good name out of Brogan's rotten writing).
  • Kid Cudi as Dustin Whitman, a perpetrator Jake arrests on suspicion of burglary. Mocks Jake by calling him "Joke Peralta" and relishes how Jake put himself on a desperate 48-hour clock when he was arrested without enough evidence to make charges stick, but learns to his regret that he underestimated Det. Peralta's ability.
  • Craig Robinson as Doug Judy 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'.
  • Adam Sandler as himself
  • Joe Theismann as himself
  • Jenny Slate as Bianca, the mistress of a powerful Italian-American mobster.
  • Dan Bakkedahl as Lieutenant Andrew Miller, an investigator from Internal Affairs. He investigated the 99th Precinct for a possible undercover mole. Miller also suffers from paranoid germaphobia.
  • Stephen Root as Lynn Boyle, Charles's father who engages in a romantic encounter with Gina's mother, Darlene.
  • Sandra Bernhard as Darlene Linetti, Gina's mother who engages in a romantic encounter with Charles's father, Lynn.
  • Ed Helms as Jack Danger (pronounced donger), an agent for the United States Postal Inspection Service.
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.[7][8][9] 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.[10]

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 Center and one block east of the Bergen Street (IRT Eastern Parkway Line) stop on the New York City Subway.[11]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 22 September 17, 2013 (2013-09-17) March 25, 2014 (2014-03-25)
2 TBA September 28, 2014 (2014-09-28) TBA (TBA)

Reception[edit]

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."[12] Metacritic gives the show a weighted average rating of 70/100, based on 33 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[13]

Ratings[edit]

Season Timeslot (ET) Episodes Premiered Ended TV Season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
Date Premiere
Viewers
(in millions)
Date Finale
Viewers
(in millions)
1
Tuesday 8:30 pm
(Episodes 1 - 15)
Sunday 11:00 pm
(Episode 16)
Tuesday 9:30 pm
(Episodes 17 - 22)
22
September 17, 2013 (2013-09-17)
6.17[1]
March 25, 2014 (2014-03-25)
2.59[14] 2013–14 #98[15] 4.80[15]
2
Sunday 8:30 pm[16]
September 28, 2014
5.46[17]
May 2015
TBA 2014–15 TBA TBA

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations for Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Award Date of ceremony Category Recipients and nominees Result
American Comedy Awards May 8, 2014 Comedy Series Brooklyn Nine-Nine Nominated
Comedy Actor - TV Andy Samberg Won
Comedy Supporting Actress - TV Chelsea Peretti Nominated
Critics' Choice Television Awards June 19, 2014 Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Andre Braugher Won
GLAAD Media Awards April 12, 2014 Outstanding Comedy Series Brooklyn Nine-Nine Nominated
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
People's Choice Awards January 8, 2014 Favorite Actor In a New TV Series Andy Samberg Nominated
NAACP Image Award February 22, 2014 Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Andre Braugher Nominated
Satellite Awards February 23, 2014 Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy Nominated
Imagen Awards August 1, 2014 Best Supporting Actress/Television Stephanie Beatriz Nominated
Creative Arts Emmy Awards August 16, 2014 Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program Brooklyn Nine Nine Won
EWwy Award[18] August 18, 2014 Best Comedy Series Nominated
Best Actor, Comedy Andy Samberg Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards August 25, 2014 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Andre Braugher Nominated

Broadcasts[edit]

The show simulcast with Fox on City in Canada up to the second episode in the second season. In the UK on E4 from January 2014[19] and RTÉ Two in Ireland. In Poland on Canal+ from Thursday January 23, 2013 at 9 pm. In New Zealand on TV2 from Monday February 13, 2014 at 9 pm and is currently airing from Monday to Wednesday on Comedy Central in India. In Australia Brooklyn Nine Nine on SBS from Monday July 28, 2014 at 9:30pm.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. ^ episode "The Party"
  6. ^ specific rank revealed in episode "The Tagger"
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ Abrams, Natalie (May 8, 2013). "Fox Orders Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Enlisted, Us & Them and Surviving Jack". TV Guide. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 8, 2013). "Fox Picks Up Andy Samberg & Chris Meloni Comedies, 'Us & Them' And 'Enlisted', Almost Doubles New Series Volume". Deadline.com. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ "Brooklyn Nine-Nine Filming Locations". Movie Maps. Retrieved 2014-11-16. 
  12. ^ "Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster/Warner Bros. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  13. ^ "Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. 2013-09-17. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  14. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 26, 2014). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'The Voice', 'Mind Games' & 'Supernatural' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Full 2013-2014 TV Season Series Rankings". Deadline. May 22, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Fox’s new schedule: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ moves to Sundays, ‘Idol’ possibly condensed to one night". The Washington Post. 
  17. ^ Bibel, Sara (September 30, 2014). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon A Time', 'Resurrection' & 'Revenge' Adjusted Up; 'CSI' Adjusted Down". TV by the numbers. Retrieved October 1, 2014. 
  18. ^ http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20300978_20842677_30201629,00.html#30201667
  19. ^ 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. 
  20. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/?s=Brooklyn+Nine-Nine&x=-949&y=-163

External links[edit]


Preceded by
Elementary
2013
Super Bowl lead-out program (with New Girl)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2014
Succeeded by
The Blacklist
2015