NBC Officially Picks Up ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ For Sixth Season

NINE NINE! Rejoice B99 fans; NBC has officially revived Brooklyn Nine-Nine and ordered a 13 episode sixth season.

The abbreviated 13-episode pickup comes a day after Fox shockingly canceled the Universal Television-produced single-camera comedy after five seasons. Universal TV, the vertically aligned studio which produced the Mike Schur and Dan Goor comedy, received almost immediate calls from mulitple outlets to potentially revive the series.

Hulu, Netflix and TBS were also said to be among those outlets who talked with Universal TV after the cancellation. One day later, a potential revival looked bleak after Hulu — which retains SVOD rights to Brooklyn — and Netflix both passed on a potential sixth season.

In a statement, Robert Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment chairman spoke about the excitement surrounding the show’s revival:

“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. 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!”

Producer Dan Goor also spoke on the matter with pure joy:

Fans of Brooklyn Nine-Nine were shocked when Fox announced they were cancelling it along with fellow comedies The Mick and The Last Man on Earth. There has been a large online push to save the show, with celebrity fans like Lin-Manuel Miranda leading the charge by sharing hashtags like #SaveB99 and #RenewB99. Mark Hamill also expressed his dismay at the show’s cancellation in a tweet on Thursday.

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