Although Hulu was the expected new home for five year-old sitcom “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” which received its walking papers from Fox on May 10, NBC actually stepped up to the plate first. The network, which will unveil its programming plans to advertisers and the media at Radio City Music Hall on Monday morning, has ordered 13 new episodes of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Universal Television — the parent company of NBC — produces the series.
“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 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!”
Hulu and Netflix had also previously expressed interest in picking up “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”. For 2018-19, NBC has three shows from producer Mike Schur as the former Fox comedy joins “The Good Place” and the newly-ordered bar sitcom “Abby’s”.
The news of the show’s end on Fox on Thursday, May 10 ignited a barrage of tweets from its fans expressing anger and disappointment especially from celebrities like Lin-Manuel Miranda and Sean Astin.
RENEW BROOKLYN NINE NINE
I ONLY WATCH LIKE 4 THINGS
THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS#RenewB99
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 10, 2018
Here’s the thing about Brooklyn 99 being cancelled, I don’t want it to be. I love all of those people & they earned the right 2 have a final season victory lap where I could emotionally prepare. Don’t know them. Have nothing 2 do with the show. I’m just a fan who deserves better.
— Sean Astin (@SeanAstin) May 11, 2018
Once news of its renewal arrived online, the reactions were joyous, especially from its cast and crew:
— NBC Entertainment (@nbc) May 12, 2018
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!
— Dan Goor (@djgoor) May 12, 2018
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) May 12, 2018
#Brooklyn99 IS COMING BACK FOR SEASON 6 YOU GUYS ON NBC!!!!! You did this!! You got loud and you were heard and you saved our show!! Thank you!! Thank you to NBC!! NINE NINE!!!!! pic.twitter.com/cTycfF4FoR
— Melissa Fumero (@melissafumero) May 12, 2018
SQUAD YOU DID IT #BROOKLYN99 WILL BE ON NBC FOR OUR 6th SEASON!
— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) May 12, 2018
So happy to announce:
NBC IS PICKING UP BROOKLYN 99 for SEASON 6!!!
— The Lonely Island (@thelonelyisland) May 12, 2018
Debuting on September 13, 2013, the comedy revolves around Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct, who comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher).