During Tuesday’s (Nov. 15) episode of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Gina (Chelsea Peretti) implied that she is the basis for a character on another FOX property.

“You’re not the basis for a character on ‘Empire,’ Jake, but I don’t throw that in your face every damn day,” says Captain Holt’s (Andre Braugher) assistant.

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So, which “Empire” characters seem like the likeliest ones to be based on Gina Linetti — gotta be Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), right?

Kidding, kidding. But there are a few that are totally a Gina in disguise…

3. Tiana Brown (Serayah)

Gina’s whole thing is how much she loves to perform — her dance troupe has been a major plotline for the character for a couple seasons now.

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But can she sing, like Serayah? Signs point to no, so maybe this isn’t a good fit after all.

2. Porsha Taylor (Ta’Rhonda Jones)

Cookie’s (Taraji P. Henson) executive assistant, who was once in trouble with the law for shoplifting, seems like a highly likely candidate. She’s outspoken and doesn’t care what anybody thinks, including her boss. It takes a special kind of person to sass Cookie Lyon and it takes a special kind of person to sass Captain Raymond Holt.

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1. Becky Williams (Gabourey Sidibe)

Becky is the right-hand woman to boss man Lucious — and the reason this is actually a perfect fit is because Sidibe reveals in a behind-the-scenes interview that the part was written for “a boyish, short white girl.”

Now, we would not describe Peretti as “boyish” — though she isn’t rocking Sidibe’s curves — but it still is not hard to picture Gina click-clacking along behind Lucious, the real puppet master of Empire Records.

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Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."