NBC saves Brooklyn Nine-Nine
NBC has officially picked up Brooklyn Nine-Nine Friday night for a 13-episode Season 6. “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!" Earlier Friday, Indiewire's Michael Schneider ranked NBC as No. 2 on his list of potential saviors, explaining that "Universal TV owns Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and if it’s worth making more seasons for that Hulu backend cash, then perhaps there’s room on the Peacock’s schedule. The show would fit nice with (Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Michael) Schur’s other series on NBC, The Good Place and new comedy Abby’s, and its tone is right in place with workplace comedy Superstore. And with no Thursday Night Football next year, NBC has a bit more room on its shelf." ALSO: The Brooklyn Nine-Nine squad, including Andy Samberg, freak out on Twitter.
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