'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' is not only coming back for another season but it's going to be much bigger than anticipated. As reported earlier, NBC renewed the sixth season with 13 episodes but now they've added 5 more to the roster! The show, that is set to make its debut around mid-season on NBC was earlier canceled by Fox. NBC picked it up in May after the network refused to renew the season.
Nine + Nine = EIGHTEEN, y'all! We're coming back with even more #Brooklyn99 on @nbc. See you soon! pic.twitter.com/7F3zKuAOHW— Brooklyn Nine-Nine (@nbcbrooklyn99) September 7, 2018
The show was Fox's highest rated and fans around the world were shocked by the decision. Within hours, the topic was trending all over the internet; fans were flooding change.org and racking up thousands of signatures and expressing their angst on social media platforms, with even stars such as Mark Hamill and Patton Oswalt voicing their disappointment at the seemingly bizarre decision.
The series has received critical acclaim for its forthright portrayal of LGBT people and the serious issues that plague them and has also won two Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards: one for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and one for Andy Samberg for Best Actor.
"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,” Robert Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment chairman had said at the time, "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 lineup. I speak for everyone at NBC, here’s to the Nine-Nine!"
The finale left fans wondering if Captain Holt would make it to the post of Police Commissioner.
"We thought it’d be fun to have a cliffhanger and wonder what’s going to happen next year,” co-creator Dan Goor explained after the finale aired, "And the truth of the matter is, it’s nice to give yourself time as writers and producers to figure out if the idea you have is the right idea for next season." There was also the matter of life after marriage for Amy and Jake and Goor revealed that there were plans to show some married life struggles for the couple. "I definitely think seeing some of their honeymoon seems funny. I don’t know if that means we do a flashback to it, or if we do a cold open about it, or if we do a whole episode about it… Or if it’s a series of flashbacks we see throughout the season, I don’t know."