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04th Oct 2018

Noooo! Brooklyn Nine-Nine is losing one of their original cast members

Keeley Ryan

Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans have had a rollercoaster few months.

The comedy was cancelled by Fox in May. Then it was un-cancelled by NBC a day later for a shorter season six.

And then, just a few weeks ago, it was announced that NBC had commissioned an additional five episodes, bringing the total to 18 for the series.

Ahead of the sixth season premier, another change has been announced – although fans won’t be too happy.

Chelsea Peretti, who plays Gina Linetti, has announced that she won’t be returning as a season regular.

In a Twitter statement, she said:

“B99 fans. Hiiiiiiiiiiii. Chelsea Peretti, here. I won’t be doing a full season of Brooklyn Nine Nine in Season 6. But that doesn’t mean I won’t ever be back, winky face emoji, heart emoji.

“I want to thank you for the hours you spent watching Gina be Gina: confident, idiotic-but-smart, pithy, and infused with rhythm and cell-phone radiation. It is hard for me to know exactly what to say.”

Series co-creator Dan Goor took to Twitter soon after, thanking the actress for all of her years on the show – and promised it “isn’t the last we’ll see of Gina Linetti.”

He wrote:

“From the moment Mike Schur and I decided to create this show, we wanted Chelsea Peretti be a part of it, and she always will be.

“While it’s sad to see a member of the family leave, we are so proud of Chelsea and excited for what she does next. Also, I know for a fact this isn’t the last we’ll see of Gina Linetti.”

Earlier this summer, Fox announced that it would be pulling the plug on Brooklyn Nine-Nine after the fifth series aired.

But barely a day after the cop sitcom was axed, NBC stepped in to save the day – and gave the show a 13-episode season six.

NBC Entertainment’s Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement:

“Ever since we sold this show to Fox I’ve regretted letting it get away, and it’s high time it came back to its rightful home.

“Mike Schur, Dan Goor, and Andy Samberg grew up on NBC and we’re all thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and best cast comedies in a long time will take its place in our comedy line-up.

“I speak for everyone at NBC, here’s to the Nine-Nine!”