Police sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine will officially make its return to our TV screens in January 2019. Toit.
The hilarious, smart and diverse New York-based show has taken viewers on a rollercoaster of emotion both through its story and through the sudden horror of its cancellation by Fox back in May.
Thankfully, NBC recognised the show’s brilliance and heard the outcry of devastated fans, sweeping the show back up just days later.
The fifth season came to an end in May, but luckily Nine-Nine fans don’t have to wait too long for the return of Jake Peralta and the gang as actor Terry Crews confirmed the show’s comeback for January 2019 in an Instagram story.
Check out the announcement here:
VIDEO | Terry Crews just announced on instagram live that Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be back with season 6 in January!! pic.twitter.com/85C2lj8Znm
— Brooklyn 99 Updates (@UPDATESB99) October 22, 2018
Season five of the show saw Jake and Amy tying the knot after a disastrous wedding day, and ended on a cliffhanger, leaving fans wondering if Captain Holt would become commissioner.
While we’ll have to wait for season six to find out what his email said, we can be sure the upcoming series will bring all of its storylines to a satisfying conclusion.
It better do!
Show co-creator Dan Goor spoke to TV Guide about the near-disaster of the show’s cancellation, saying:
One thing we’ve learned from our brinksmanship near cancellation is that we want to write a season finale that would be satisfying as a series finale and would also serve us well should we come back.
Most importantly, we’ve learned that we’ll never again do the kind of cliffhangers we did after Seasons 2, 3, and 4 because were we to be canceled after those seasons, I think it would have been really disappointing for our fans. [sic]
So I think we’re very conscious of what kind of finale we should do.
According to Entertainment Weekly, NBC Entertainment chair, Robert Greenblatt, spoke about how glad he was the show was back on NBC, saying 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.
[Creators] Mike Schur, Dan Goor, and [star] 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!
While the majority of the cast are set to return to the police precinct full-time, Captain Holt’s sassy assistant, Gina Linetti, unfortunately won’t be back for good.
Actor Chelsea Peretti announced she wasn’t able to commit to the show full-time earlier this month, writing on Twitter:
B99 fans. Hiiiiiiiiiiii. Chelsea Peretti, here. I won’t be doing a full season of Brooklyn Nine Nine in Season 6. [sic]
But that doesn’t mean I won’t ever be back, winky face emoji, heart emoji. I want to thank you for the hours you spent watching Gina be Gina. [sic]
B99 fans. Hiiiiiiiiiiii. Chelsea Peretti, here. I won't be doing a full season of Brooklyn Nine Nine in Season 6. But that doesn’t mean I won’t ever be back, winky face emoji, heart emoji. I want to thank you for the hours you spent watching Gina be Gina:
— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) October 3, 2018
Hopefully she’ll pop up every now and then, just in time to share her opinion:
Goor continued to say season six will be the best we’ve ever seen:
Right now, NBC doesn’t know whether or not there will be another season. We’re so excited to do Season 6 and I think if we get the call to do Season 7, we’ll be so excited. [sic]
Right now, we’re just putting our heads down, concentrating on this season and trying to make it the best season we’ve done yet.
Bring on the Nine-Nine!
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.