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Channel 4 acquires Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Channel 4 has acquired the UK premiere broadcast rights to Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the new single-camera ensemble comedy series from Emmy® award-winning writer/producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur (Parks and Recreation) following a deal with NBCUniversal International Television Distribution.

Starring Emmy® award winners Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live) and Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age, Homicide: Life on the Street), Brooklyn Nine-Nine is about what happens when an immature wise-cracking, yet surprisingly talented detective meets his new no-nonsense Commanding Officer …and his match. An irreverent police comedy that's not really about the job, the brand-new 22-part series follows the men and women behind the badge -- singing karaoke, grabbing a beer and hitting on each other -- all while protecting the fine people of Brooklyn. Brooklyn Nine-Nine will debut in the UK on E4 in January 2014.

Channel 4 Chief Creative Officer Jay Hunt says; “I’m delighted to bring NBCUniversal’s laugh out loud comedy about a motley crew of cops to the UK. Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be a real treat for E4 audiences when it launches here in the new year.”

“We have a long-standing relationship with Channel 4 and partnering with them to bring Brooklyn Nine-Nine to UK audiences just seemed like the perfect fit,” said Belinda Menendez, President, NBCUniversal International Television Distribution & Universal Networks International.

Detective Jake Peralta (Samberg) is a good enough cop that he's never had to work that hard or follow the rules too closely. Perhaps because he has the best arrest record among his colleagues, he's been enabled - if not indulged - throughout his entire career. That is, until Captain Ray Halt (Braugher) arrives on the scene to remind this hotshot cop to respect the badge.

Jake may have collared more criminals, but Detective Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero, Gossip Girl) is close behind, and she's keenly aware of how many arrests she needs to close the gap. Amy grew up with seven brothers who were all cops. She's the first girl in the family to put on a police uniform, and suffice it to say: she's extremely competitive...about everything.

Also working cases in Brooklyn's 99th precinct is Sergeant Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews, Bridesmaids) a reliable type, but Terry lost his mojo a year ago when his wife gave birth to twin baby girls - Cagney and Lacey. Detective Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio, Wreck-It Ralph, Superbad) idolizes Jake and is the precinct's workhorse ie he's not that brilliant, he's not physically gifted, but he tries harder than anyone else. Charles pines for Detective Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz, Modern Family, The Closer), with whom he stands no chance at all. Rosa is simultaneously tough, sexy and scary as hell. She's vocally opinionated about everything. Cleaning up everyone's mess is Gina Linetti (Chelsea Peretti, Parks and Recreation) the eccentric, civilian office manager who somehow gets involved in everyone's business.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is produced by Universal Television and 3 Arts Entertainment. The series is created and written by Dan Goor (Parks and Recreation) and Michael Schur (The Office, Parks and Recreation). The series is executive-produced by Goor, Schur and David Miner (30 Rock). The pilot was directed by the team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs).

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