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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' taps Sandra Bernhard and Stephen Root to play parents

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Prepare to meet the woman who brought Gina into the world and the man who is at least half-responsible for Charles: Sandra Bernhard and Stephen Root will guest-star as parents on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fox confirmed today.

Bernhard (Roseanne) will play the quirky mother of Chelsea Peretti’s off-kilter administrator, while Root (Office Space) will pop up as the New York Italian father of Joe Lo Truglio’s klutzy detective. Both will appear in the Nov. 9 episode of the police comedy and may return for additional installments.

TVLine first reported the news.