Brooklyn Nine-Nine Star Chelsea Peretti Announces Exit on Twitter

Bad news for Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans today: Chelsea Peretti announced that she will not be returning for the saved sixth season of the beloved police sitcom. At least not as a series regular. However, showrunner Dan Goor assured fans that we will 100% see Gina on NBC at some point. “I mean, she got run over by a frickin’ bus, and she only missed like a week of work.”

“I won’t be doing a full season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine in season six,” Peretti tweeted Wednesday. “But that doesn’t mean I won’t ever be back…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.” The comedian then invoked the words of former Shameless star Emmy Rossum—who we recently found out would not be returning after the current ninth season. “Try not to think of me as gone, just think of me as moving down the block.”

The former Kroll Show star has been a series regular since the show premiered on Fox 112 episodes ago. Earlier this year, Fox canceled the fan favorite after five seasons. As is becoming more commonplace, another network swooped in, with NBC reviving it for a 13-episode sixth season. Last month execs ordered an additional five episodes. Up next for Peretti is the film Friendsgiving due out next year alongside Malin Akerman, Jane Seymour, and 2 Broke Girls’s Kat Dennings. Meanwhile, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is slated to return mid-season. So prepare to cuddle up this winter to watch Detectives Jake Peralta and Rosa Diaz get back to work.

Billy Procida

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