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Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 6 will premiere on NBC in 2019

The cult comedy series was picked up by NBC just one day after Fox announced it was cancelling the show

Clarisse Loughrey
Tuesday 15 May 2018 10:04
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans have had a whirlwind few days.

The cult comedy series was picked up by NBC just one day after Fox announced it was cancelling the show, leaving both fans and cast members in absolute devastation.

However, the network shift will mean fans will have to wait a little longer than expected for season six. TV Line reported NBC's 2018/2019 schedule confirms Brooklyn Nine-Nine will debut on the network in a midseason slot, meaning it won't air until next year.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows a team of detectives in the New York City Police Department. The show has been praised for its inclusivity and diversity, featuring a cast including Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews, and Chelsea Peretti.

Following Fox's decision to axe the show a social media campaign with the hastag #Brooklyn99 began trending and celebrity fans urged other networks to pick up the show - including Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro.

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine has given us fully human characters, beautiful, powerful, flawed, vulnerable, majestic... In whichever form, B99 must return," he tweeted. "It will. And I will be there to watch. And, it is my hope that I hope that, this time, a lot more people do too."


The series' actors and writers credited fans for NBC's decision to save the series. NBC Entertainment's Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement: “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."

Brooklyn Nine-Nine had been one of the longest-running comedies on Fox, with a 100 per cent critics' rating on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as a 95 per cent audience score.

Dana Walden, Chairperson and CEO, Fox Television Group, told Entertainment Weekly that the decision to axe the show was"based on a variety of factors”. “We love this show, those are great creators, it’s a phenomenal cast. We ordered it throughout five seasons. It’s a great length of time for a single-camera comedy," she continued.

“Ultimately we felt like we didn’t have the exact right place to schedule it this year. It performed best in our Sunday night lineup. We wanted to give Bob’s Burgers an opportunity to have a plum time period and really grow. It really limited the opportunities to schedule Brooklyn."

“With Thursday Night Football, there were two fewer hours to program. We were trying to create a more cohesive program, and scheduling Brooklyn would prevent us from promoting something new. Ultimately we decided we just didn’t have room for it and were trying we’re really happy its found a new home.”

The current season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is on E4 on Thursdays at 9pm in the UK. The season finale will air on 20 May in the US.

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