Friday, May 11, 2018

NBC Picks Up 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' for Season 6

Just one day after FOX cancelled the comedy which sparked such a public outcry online, NBC has officially announced that it has picked up a sixth season of the original comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

The sixth season will featured 13 episodes, which is down from the 22 episodes the show regularly produced each year for FOX. It will also more than likely be placed on the midseason lineup instead of the fall schedule.

The comedy stars Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller and Andre Braugher.

Dan Goor and Michael Schur created the comedy. They executive produce with Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, David Miner and Luke Del Tredici. Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Dr. Good Productions and Fremulon produced.

Despite being FOX's highest rated live-action comedy this past season, it was difficult for the network to justify renewing it for a sixth season because it came from an outside studio. Of course, Universal Television owning the show meant that it could take pitches from multiple networks in the hours following the cancellation. There were also several options that made sense as Hulu already had streaming rights while TBS was airing the show in syndication. But ultimately, the show ended up on NBC where Universal Television is largely based and where co-creator Mike Schur has a solid working relationship. For the 2018-19 schedule, he will now have three comedies airing on NBC - with Brooklyn Nine-Nine joining the third season of The Good Place and new comedy Abby's starring Natalie Morales and Neil Flynn.

"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 Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. "Mike Schur, Dan Good 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 lineup. I speak for everyone at NBC, here's to the Nine-Nine!"