Produced as a single-camera comedy, Fox originally ordered 13 episodes for its first season, eventually expanding it to 22 episodes. Brooklyn Nine-Nine premiered on September 17, 2013. On May 10, 2018, Fox canceled the series after five seasons. The following day, NBC picked up the series for a sixth season; it premiered on NBC on January 10, 2019. The eighth season is set to premiere in 2021.
The series has been acclaimed by critics for its cast, especially Samberg and Braugher. It has won two Creative Arts Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Samberg has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, while Braugher has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and has won two Critics' Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. The series has also received particular praise for its portrayal of serious issues whilst retaining a sense of humor. For its portrayal of LGBTQ+ people, the series won a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.
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 the overly serious, newly appointed Captain Raymond Holt. The detectives include Jake Peralta, who has a high rate of successful arrests and solved cases, in spite of his relaxed, carefree and (at times) childish attitude. He eventually falls for his nerdy, by-the-book but loveable partner, Amy Santiago. The hard-working but timid Charles Boyle is partnered with the apathetic, aggressive and stern, Rosa Diaz. The pair of older detectives, Michael Hitchcock and Norm Scully often seem incompetent, stupid and lazy, but have solved more cases over the years simply because they have been on the job much longer.
The detectives report to Sergeant (later Lieutenant) Terry Jeffords, a gentle giant and devoted family man who initially has a phobia of going back to field police work for fear of being killed in the line of duty and leaving his children fatherless. The precinct also includes sarcastic and dominating civilian administrator Gina Linetti, who dislikes her job, plans her life around social media and focuses on dancing as a life goal.