Here’s some noice, toit news for Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans: Perlata & Co. are now back on the beat.
Just one day after Fox canceled the beloved cop comedy starring Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been rescued by NBC, the Peacock announced on Friday. NBC has ordered a 13-episode sixth season for the 2018-2019 season.
“Ever since we sold this show to Fox I’ve regretted letting it get away, and it’s high time it came back to its rightful home,” said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt in a statement. “Mike Schur, Dan Goor, and Andy Samberg grew up on NBC and we’re all thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and best cast comedies in a long time will take its place in our comedy line-up. I speak for everyone at NBC, here’s to the Nine-Nine!”
Co-creator Goor tweeted, “Hey everyone, just wanted to say no big deal but… NBC JUST PICKED #BROOKLYN99 UP FOR SEASON 6!!! Thanks in no small part to you, the best fans in the history of the world!” This brings the total of shows at NBC by the show’s other creator, Mike Schur, to three, as he lords over The Good Place and the just-ordered comedy Abby’s.
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Fans — some of them in very high places — expressed shock, outrage, and sadness when Fox delivered the news yesterday. There was brief hope that the show might end up on Hulu, which owns the SVOD rights, but that faded earlier today. Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which is produced by Universal TV, ended up staying in its corporate family with NBC.
The critically admired, wacky-yet-clever series — which celebrated its 100th episode earlier this season — is coming off one of its strongest seasons, and has never shied from tackling more challenging subjects such as police corruption and racial profiling. The season 5 finale — which centers on the wedding of Jake (Samberg) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) — airs May 20. Here’s everything you need to know about the season finale.
Cast reactions almost immediately began pouring in on social media.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine also stars Chelsea Peretti, Joe Lo Truglio, Terry Crews, Dirk Blocker, and Joel McKinnon Miller.