Chelsea Peretti Announces She’s Leaving ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ While Borrowing Someone Else’s Note


On Wednesday, comedy actress extraordinaire Chelsea Peretti announced on Twitter that she would be leaving the recently revived Brooklyn Nine-Nine. “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,” she wrote. “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.”

Hilariously, however, Peretti went even further with her preemptive goodbye to the popular series by quite literally taking a page (or two) from Shameless star Emmy Rossum, who announced her departure from the Showtime comedy on Facebook. “It is hard for me to know exactly what to say,” wrote Peretti. “Perhaps Emmy Rossum said it best when she wrote about Shameless (I bolded the extra relevant parts in her quote below).”

Among the particular lines Peretti chose to highlight were real, heartfelt bits (“There are these real connections, real friendships that bring us back season after season after season”) that Rossum wrote in her own note. That, and hilariously out-of-context gems (“I taught Emma to shave her legs” and “She is loyal. She is brave”).

Meanwhile, Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor also posted a note about Peretti’s looming departure on Twitter. “She has brought so much to her amazing, hilarious, unique portrayal of Gina Linetti, which is not surprising since she is one of the funniest people in history,” he wrote. “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.”