The Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher cult cop/comedy is coming to an end after five seasons.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine debuted to okay ratings in September 2013, but then quickly scored a Season 2 renewal and a post-Super Bowl slot for its freshman run. It also garnered two Golden Globe awards — for Best TV Series – Comedy or Musical and best actor in a comedy for SNL vet and Lonely Islander Samberg
But Brooklyn Nine-Nine never drew wide audiences, with its rating performance hampered by the constant scheduling moves between Sunday and Tuesday. After a lengthy winter break, the show returned to its old 8:30 PM Sunday slot.
Set in the fictional 99th Precinct of the New York City Police Department in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows a team of detectives headed by newly appointed Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher). Among the detectives is Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), who frequently tops the squad in collars despite his relaxed, carefree attitude, much to the annoyance of his more by-the-book colleague, Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero). Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio) is a reliable but quirky detective whose emotions can sometimes go wild, as opposed to the stoic and mysterious Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz). The final two detectives, Michael Hitchcock (Dirk Blocker) and Norman “Norm” Scully (Joel McKinnon Miller), are older and often incompetent, although not without their usefulness. The detectives report to Sergeant Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews), a devoted family man who is initially afraid to go back to active police work for fear that he might die in the line of duty and thus leave his children without a father. Rounding out the precinct is sarcastic civilian administrator Gina Linetti (Chelsea Peretti), who seems to value everything like dancing and her social life over work, and does anything to avoid her job.
This cancellation of all these shows could mean a faster timetable in regards to the Disney buy-out of FOX.