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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' promotes two actors for Season 2

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Fox's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" has promoted recurring players Joel McKinnon Miller and Dirk Blocker to series regulars for Season 2, first reported Monday (March 31).

Miller and Blocker play the precinct's bumbling veteran detectives Scully and Hitchcock, respectively. They join an impressive ensemble cast that includes Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz and comedian Chelsea Peretti. Both actors appeared in every episode of the sitcom's inaugural season.

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" was one of three comedies to get an early renewal by Fox last month, along with "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project," which returns from hiatus tonight at 9/8 p.m. CT after "Glee."

The critically-acclaimed series won two Golden Globes earlier this year, one for best comedy and the other for Samberg in the lead actor category.

Miller is best known for his role as Don Embry on HBO's "Big Love." His other recent TV credits include "American Horror Story: Asylum," "Mob City," "Melissa & Joey" and "Good Luck Charlie." Blocker has guest starred on "Criminal Minds," "Deadwood" and "ER," among many other TV roles.

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" ended its first season last Tuesday, March 25. The finale drew 2.6 million viewers and a 1.3 18-49 demo rating, up slightly from the week before.

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