Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast and crew pay tribute to Andre Braugher December 13 2023

Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast and crew pay tribute to Andre Braugher

The cast and crew of Brooklyn Nine-Nine have been paying tribute to their colleague Andre Braugher, who passed away earlier this week.

The two-time Emmy award winner, best known for his roles as Captain Raymond Holt on Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Detective Frank Pembleton on Homicide: Life on the Street, died at the age of 61 following a brief illness.

The executive producers of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, including co-creators Dan Goor and Michael Schur, said in a statement to Deadline, "Like everyone who was fortunate enough to know Andre, we are heartbroken by the news of his passing. He was one of the most talented dramatic actors in history, and then he decided to try comedy, and he was instantly one of the funniest people ever to do it. But even greater than his acting talent was the happiness and joy he brought to those around him. And his smile… he had the greatest, brightest, most wonderful smile. Our thoughts and love go to his beautiful, amazing family, whom he loved more than anything. We are grateful for the time we had with him."

Terry Crews, who played Sergeant Terry Jeffords, said on Instagram, "Can’t believe you’re gone so soon. I’m honored to have known you, laughed with you, worked with you and shared 8 glorious years watching your irreplaceable talent,” Crews wrote. “This hurts. You left us too soon. You taught me so much. I will be forever grateful for the experience of knowing you. Thank you for your wisdom, your advice, your kindness and your friendship. Deepest condolences to your wife and family in this difficult time. You showed me what a life well lived looks like."

Joe Lo Truglio, who played Charles Boyle, posted on Instagram, “So many wonderful stories will be told about Andre but for now, all my love goes to his wife Ami and his three boys, who he loved very much and flew back every weekend from the show to be with. We all know how powerful an actor he was, but even more, Andre knew exactly well his most important role and was deeply proud of it. He spoke often about his sons, and knew how lucky he was to have Ami. I’m grateful to them for allowing us to share eight years with him. He was committed and passionate about the things he loved. And that voice. It laid anchor to the roughest of dialogue.”

Melissa Fumero, who played Amy Santiago, posted a behind-the-scenes picture of pair from the Beach House episode on Instagram, saying "I will remember all the advice you gave me. I will remember all the times we laughed because your laugh was one of the all time greatest laughs to have ever existed. I will remember the deep love and loyalty you had for your family. I will remember it every time I ask work to make time for me to be with my family. I will remember how you sent me pictures of Fall trees in NJ because you knew how much I missed that time of year back east. I will remember you calling me Melly Fumé. I will remember so much. I really thought I’d see you again. My deepest condolences to Andre’s family, to Ami, to the boys, and to all his friends and loved ones. It was an honor to be in your orbit for a time, Sir. May you Rest in Peace my friend."

Chelsea Peretti, who played Gina Linetti, posted on Instagram, “Love you ❤️ Will miss your dulcet tones. Forever lucky to have gone on such a journey with you. Ringside seat. You were so funny to me and the epitome of still waters run deep. I will always cherish our conversations, often with me hanging in your doorway barring your exit, and the insane opportunity to be your sidekick. Is it weird that I am also grieving for what Captain Holt meant to Gina? I really hoped and knew I would see you again. Hate that I won’t 💔”

Dirk Blocker, who played Michael Hitchcock, said on Instagram, “Fiercely intelligent, remarkably kind, supportive, generous and possessed a deep and extraordinary talent, and had even more to offer. I am devastated. I love him. The 9 years I was able to work with him and to just be in his presence was truly a blessing. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family.” Meanwhile, Joel McKinnon Miller, who played Norm Scully, posted a behind-the-scenes photo of Andre Braugher on Instagram. Adding, “An actor prepares… Sending love to Andre’s family and friends and all of us who had the honor of working with him.”

On Instagram, Marc Evan Jackson, who played Raymond Holt’s husband, Kevin Cozner, shared a photo of the pair on embracing on the set of Brooklyn Nine-Nine with the caption, “O Captain. My Captain.”

NBC, the broadcaster of Brooklyn Nine-Nine from its sixth season, and its sister studio, Universal Television, the show's producer, posted a statement on Instagram, "Andre Braugher was the actor that others in the profession would always aspire to be. He infused Det. Frank Pembleton on Homicide: Life on the Street with both righteous ferocity and quiet dignity. In addition to his prowess as a dramatic actor, his comedy chops were also on full display as the determined and passionate Capt. Holt in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. We will miss him tremendously.” On the official Brooklyn Nine-Nine Instagram page, they posted “Always our Captain. We love you, Andre.”, to which Terry Crews replied “Nine nine 💔”.

FOX, the network where Brooklyn Nine-Nine originally premiered and aired its first five seasons, posted on Instagram, "Everyone at Fox is devastated by the sudden loss of our friend and colleague, the incredibly talented Andre Braugher. He will most certainly be remembered for his iconic comedic and dramatic roles across both film and television, but he will be remembered mostly for his big heart, kindness and the lasting impact he made on his friends, family and fans everywhere. Andre was the heart and soul of the Nine-Nine and will forever be our Captain. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Andre’s family and loved ones at this time."

Edited on December 14, 2023 to add Melissa Fumero's post.

Andre Braugher passes away at 61 December 13 2023

Andre Braugher passes away at 61

Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andre Braugher has passed away at the age of 61.

The two-time Emmy award winning actor was best known for his comedic role as Captain Holt on Brooklyn Nine-Nine and as Detective Frank Pembleton in the ‘90s NBC drama Homicide: Life On the Street. He died on Monday following a brief illness.

Born in Chicago, Braugher obtained a B.A. in theatre from Stanford University before attending the Juilliard School's Drama Division. His first television role was in 1989, playing Detective Winston Blake in a series of Kojak TV movies. That same year, Braugher appeared in the film Glory as a Black soldier during the Civil War, starring alongside Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, and Matthew Broderick.

In 1993, the drama series Homicide: Life on the Streets premiered on NBC, chronicling the work of a Baltimore homicide department. Braugher starred as Frank Pembleton, a detective renowned for his skill in obtaining confessions from suspects in "the box". He earned the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1998 for his performance in the show, which lasted for seven seasons and produced a feature-length TV movie. While working on Homicide: Life on the Streets, Braugher also starred in the TV movie The Tuskegee Airmen with Laurence Fishburne, and in City of Angels with Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan.

Braugher played the leading role in the short-lived medical drama Gideon's Crossing in 2000, a part that earned him both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. He later shared the screen with David Morse in the 2002 drama series Hack, which ran for two seasons. Braugher’s role in the 2009 comedy-drama series Men of a Certain Age, created by and starring Ray Romano, earned him two Emmy nominations. He also portrayed a psychiatrist in the popular medical drama House, M.D., treating the title character played by Hugh Laurie.

In 2013, Braugher’s history of playing serious police officers was taken in a new direction as he joined sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Captain Raymond Holt. However, this was not just another stern and serious role for him. Far from simply being a foil to his more eccentric colleagues, Captain Raymond Holt was a character endowed with his own unique humor, interests and sensibilities. Braugher won two Critics Choice Awards for his role and received four Emmy nominations.

After the conclusion of Brooklyn Nine-Nine's eight-season run in 2021, Braugher starred in She Said, a film about the journey of two female New York Times reporters who exposed the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Additionally, Braugher had a recurring role in the sixth season of The Good Fight, appearing opposite Christine Baranski.

Braugher is survived by his wife, actress Ami Brabson, who also played his wife on Homicide, and their three sons.

NBC announces episode 8.07 and 8.08 August 14 2021

NBC announces episode 8.07 and 8.08

NBC has released the synopses for the two episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine airing Thursday, September 2.

Game of Boyles - 09/02/2021 (08:00PM - 08:30PM) (Thursday) : Terry, Jake and Charles visit the Boyle Family Farm. Amy and Rosa help out Capt. Holt.

Renewal - 09/02/2021 (08:30PM - 09:00PM) (Thursday) : The squad comes together to work an important high-stakes case.

The final two episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine are set to air two weeks later on Thursday, September 16.

Episode: Game of Boyles Tags: Season 8, episodes

NBC announces episodes 8.05 and 8.06 August 9 2021

NBC announces episodes 8.05 and 8.06

NBC has released the synopses for the two episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine's final season which will air Thursday, August 26.

PB & J - 08/26/2021 (08:00PM - 08:30PM) (Thursday) : Jake takes an old friend for a ride.

The Set Up - 08/26/2021 (08:30PM - 09:00PM) (Thursday) : When the FBI takes over a high-profile case, Jake keeps digging. Amy and Rosa negotiate with O'Sullivan and the police union.

Episode: PB & J Tags: Season 8, episodes

NBC announces episode 8.03 and 8.04 August 5 2021

NBC announces episode 8.03 and 8.04

NBC has released episode descriptions for the two back-to-back episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine's eighth and final season which will air Thursday, August 19.

Blue Flu - 08/19/2021 (08:00PM - 08:30PM) (Thursday) : Capt. Holt and Amy manage an understaffed precinct. Jake and Charles investigate.

Balancing - 08/19/2021 (08:30PM - 09:00PM) (Thursday) : Jake and Amy create a system to balance work and childcare. Rosa gets a new houseguest.

The final season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine will contain ten episodes. The series finale is expected to air Thursday, September 16.

Episode: Blue Flu Tags: Season 8, episodes

NBC announces eighth season premiere July 27 2021

NBC announces eighth season premiere

NBC has released episode descriptions for the two back-to-back episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine which will kick off the eighth and final season on Thursday, August 12.

The Good Ones - 08/12/2021 (08:00PM - 08:30PM) (Thursday) : Amy returns from maternity leave. Jake and Rosa work a difficult case.

The Lake House - 08/12/2021 (08:30PM - 09:00PM) (Thursday) : The squad takes up Holt on an offer for a weekend getaway.

NBC will be airing two episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine each week at 8/7c and 8:30/7:30c. The series finale is expected to air Thursday, September 16.

Episode: The Good Ones Tags: episodes, Season 8

Everybody Hates Chris Quotes July 15 2021

Everybody Hates Chris Quotes

Our sister site has recently added quotes from the Chris Rock sitcom Everybody Hates Chris, which of course starred Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Terry Crews as Julius.

Everybody Hates Chris, which ran from 2005 to 2009 on UPN and later The CW, was a fictional account of Chris Rock's teenage years in Brooklyn in the 1980s. In the show, Chris (Tyler James Williams) and his family move to the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant ("Bed-Stuy"), from where Chris must take two buses to attend a majority-White school in the fictional neighborhood of Brooklyn Beach.

Terry Crews played loving father Julius, who worked two jobs and was always conscious of the value of money. The show also starred Tichina Arnold as Chris's mother, Rochelle, Tequan Richmond as Chris's younger brother, Drew, Imani Hakim as Chris's little sister, Tonya, and Vincent Martella as Chris's bestfriend, Greg. Everybody Hates Chris was narrated by Chris Rock, who created the show with Ali LeRoi.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine final season to follow Summer Olympics May 14 2021

Brooklyn Nine-Nine final season to follow Summer Olympics

The final season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine will premiere this August on NBC following the Summer Olympics.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine's eighth season will premiere Thursday, August 12 at 8/7c with another new episode at 8:30/7:30c. The final season will air each Thursday at those times. 

NBC originally renewed Brooklyn Nine-Nine for an eighth season back in 2019 which was set to air in 2020/21. Following production delays due to the pandemic, NBC announced in February that the eighth season would would not air until 2021/22. At the same time, the network announced that the eighth season would be Brooklyn Nine-Nine's last.

The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo were of course postponed last year because of the pandemic. Although the Japanese government is pressing ahead with plans to host the games this year, NBC has admitted its schedule would likely need to change if the games do not go ahead.

This story was updated on May 20, 2021 with scheduling information.

Tags: NBC, Season 8

Brooklyn Nine-Nine to end with eighth season February 11 2021

Brooklyn Nine-Nine to end with eighth season

Brooklyn Nine-Nine will end with its upcoming eighth season, which has been delayed until the 2021/22 TV season, NBC announced today.

The show was renewed by NBC for an eighth season in November 2019 which was originally set to air in 2020/21. TV production has been widely affected by the pandemic, with many shows starting their seasons later and with fewer episodes produced due to shutdowns. The final season will contain ten episodes, the shortest season yet.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine first premiered in 2013 on the FOX network, where it ran for five seasons before being cancelled in 2018. NBC, whose studio arm Universal Television produces the show, stepped in to pick the show up for a sixth season which aired in 2019. Brooklyn Nine-Nine's seventh season aired last year.

"I'm so thankful to NBC and Universal Television for allowing us to give these characters and our fans the ending they deserve," said executive producer Dan Goor. "When Mike Schur and I first pitched the pilot episode to Andy, he said, 'I'm in, but I think the only way to tell this story is over exactly 153 episodes,' which was crazy because that was exactly the number Mike and I had envisioned.

"I feel incredibly lucky to have worked with this amazing cast and crew for eight seasons. They are not only among the most talented people in the business, they are all good human beings who have become a family. But most of all, I feel lucky that we have had the best fans in the world. Fans who literally saved us from cancellation. Fans who fill us with joy. Ending the show was a difficult decision, but ultimately, we felt it was the best way to honor the characters, the story and our viewers. I know some people will be disappointed it's ending so soon, but honestly, I'm grateful it lasted this long. Title of my sex tape."

Tags: NBC, Season 8

713 'Lights Out' Press Release April 6 2020

713 'Lights Out' Press Release

NBC has released the synopsis for the seventh season finale of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, "Lights Out", which airs Thursday, April 23.

"Lights Out" - 04/23/2020 (08:30PM - 09:00PM) (Thursday) : The entire squad is on high alert when a massive blackout hits Brooklyn. TV-14

Don't worry, NBC has already renewed Brooklyn Nine-Nine for an eighth season to air in 2020/21. 

Episode: Lights Out Tags: episodes, Season 7