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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]

On January 17, 2015, the series was renewed for a third season which is scheduled to premiere on September 27, 2015.[4][5]

Cast and characters[]

The NYPD 78th precinct building in Brooklyn. An exterior image is used as an establishing shot during the show.

Actor Character Role Seasons
1 2 3
Andy Samberg Jacob "Jake" Peralta Detective Main
Andre Braugher Raymond "Ray" Holt Captain Main
Melissa Fumero Amy Santiago Detective Main
Joe Lo Truglio Charles Boyle Detective Main
Terry Crews Terence "Terry" Jeffords Detective Sergeant Main
Stephanie Beatriz Rosa Diaz Detective Main
Chelsea Peretti Regina "Gina" Linetti Civilian Administrator Main
Dirk Blocker Michael Hitchcock Detective 3rd Grade Recurring Main
Joel McKinnon Miller Norman "Norm" Scully Detective 2nd Grade Recurring Main

Development and production[]

On May 8, 2013, Fox placed a thirteen-episode order for the single-camera ensemble comedy.[6][7][8] 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.[9]

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 theBarclays Center and one block east of the Bergen Street (IRT Eastern Parkway Line) stop on the New York City Subway.[10]


Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 22 September 17, 2013 March 25, 2014
2 23 September 28, 2014 May 17, 2015
3 N/A September 27, 2015[11] N/A


Brooklyn Nine-Nine has received critical acclaim. As of December 2014, Rotten Tomatoes gave Season 1 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 aCHARMING, intelligently written take on the cop show format"[12] and, about Season 2, a score of 100% based on 11 reviews, with the consensus, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine's winning cast, appealing characters and wacky gags make it good comfort food."[13Metacriticgives the first season of the show a weighted average rating of 70/100, based on 33 reviews,INDICATING "generally favorable reviews".[14]

The Huffington Post posted a list of "9 Reasons You Need To Start Watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine",[15] whilePaste magazine celebrated "The 10 Best Moments from Brooklyn Nine-Nine's First Season" in 2014.[16]

Popular culture and tie-ins[]

During the 2013 Comedy Central Roast of James FrancoBill Hader wore a white wig and pretended to be "The President of Hollywood." Hader joked to Andy Samberg, "Looking forward to your new show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Funny cops. You're always pushing the envelope, Andy. What's going to happen when you run out of funny crimes like graffiti and pickpockets? Can't wait to see episode 10 when Brooklyn 99 has toDEAL with a rape. 'Oh, I dropped the rape kit. Sporgie Dorg!'"[17]

Chelsea Peretti, who plays Gina, told an interviewer, "I remember as a writer when actors would come in toParks and Rec they were like, 'Oh my god this is the nicest set.' And I think similarly people feel the same with Brooklyn Nine-Nine."[18]

In September 2014, The AV Club featured an interview with property master Chris Call, who talked about his hecticJOB; for example: "On a show like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, everything is a gag — and a lot of them are sight gags — so there's a lot of different props that come up. If I was doing a show like Parenthood, it would be your standard everyday things that people have, like a cup of coffee or their dinner. Comedy — I've discovered especially — is filled with props. And on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, it seems to be even more so. It's such an ever-changing beast — comedy — because jokes change all the time."[19]

On January 3, 2015, Universal Partnerships & Licensing partnered with RED Games to launch a real-life version of the addictive puzzle game Kwazy Cupcakes! based on the very same app from Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The app is available on iOS and Android mobile devices.[20]


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

Tuesday 9:30 pm

22 September 17, 2013 6.17[1] March 25, 2014 2.59[21] 2013–14 #98[22] 4.80[22]
2 Sunday 8:30 pm 23 September 28, 2014 5.46[23] May 17, 2015 2.35[24] 2014–15 #113[25] 4.87[25]
3 TBA September 27, 2015 [26] TBA May 2016 TBA 2015–16 TBA TBA

Awards and nominations[]

Awards and nominations for Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Award Date of ceremony Category Recipients and nominees Result
People's Choice Awards January 8, 2014 Favorite Actor In a New TV Series Andy Samberg Nominated
Golden Globe Awards


January 12, 2014 Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy Won
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine Won
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
GLAAD Media Awards April 12, 2014 Outstanding Comedy Series Brooklyn Nine-Nine Nominated
American Comedy Awards May 8, 2014 Comedy Series 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
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


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
Screen Actors Guild Awards January 21, 2015 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Brooklyn Nine-Nine Nominated
NHMC Impact Awards[28] February 20, 2015 Outstanding Achievements and Contributions to the Positive Portrayals of Latinos in Media Melissa Fumero Won
Imagen Awards August 21, 2015 Best Supporting Actress/Television Nominated
Best Primetime Television Program/Comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine Nominated
Creative Arts Emmy Awards September 12, 2015 Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program Won
Primetime Emmy Awards September 20, 2015 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Andre Braugher Pending


Brooklyn Nine-Nine is simulcast on City in Canada up to the second episode in the second season. In the United Kingdom, the show premiered on E4 in January 2014[29] The second season debuted on January 15, 2015.[30] The series airs on RTÉ Two in Ireland. In New Zealand, Brooklyn Nine-Nine premiered onTV2 on February 13, 2014. In India, it airs on Comedy Central India. In Australia, Brooklyn Nine-Nine premiered on SBS on July 28, 2014, and airs repeats onUniversal Channel from January 7, 2015.[31] It moved to SBS 2 in 2015[32] commencing with the second season, which premiered on March 3, 2015, and currently airs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. every week.[33] In Singapore, the show airs on Tuesdays at 11:00 pm on Mediacorp Channel 5.[34] In December 2014,NETFLIX UK added the first season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine to its listings.