Brooklyn Nine-Nine's reprieve: new era of fan power or cynical ploy?


Following a social media backlash from devastated fans, NBC confirmed it has ordered a 13-episode sixth season of the show, which airs in Australia on SBS Viceland.

If you're a fan of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, then you'll know this past weekend has been one helluva rollercoaster.

"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 Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment.

"We jumped on it really quickly and are thrilled to have it and think it fits into our brand of comedy in many ways better than it fit into Fox's brand of comedy". The show won two Golden Globes in its freshman season - for best comedy series and best actor in a comedy series (Samberg).

"I got my start at NBC at "SNL" and I've always considered it home", Samberg said after joining fellow "Saturday Night Live" alum and "Late Night" host Seth Meyers Monday on stage at New York's Radio City Music Hall for NBC's annual upfront presentation of its new shows to advertisers.

Genre icon Mark Hamill is responsible for the return of the beloved comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine - at least, according to series star Terry Crews, who plays Sgt. Terry Jeffords on the show. He is also behind the fantasy comedy series "The Good Place" starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, as well as the brand-new comedy called "Abby's" starring Natalie Morales, Neil Flynn, and Jessica Chaffin. The network needed to find the right spot for it, she said. "We just think it's a really amusing show" with general appeal, he said in announcing the network's 2018-19 schedule with fellow chairman and CEO Dana Walden.

In a follow-up, Schur acknowledged that it was the fans who made the renewal of the Andy Samberg-starrer possible.

In one interesting shift for a TV network, NBC will be rescuing "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", which was recently cancelled on Fox after five seasons. Added cochairman Gary Newman: "Tim's personal politics really aren't a big feature of the show".

NBC will use "The Voice" on Monday night as a lead-in to "Manifest", a mystery thriller about a missing plane.

Allen, a conservative who has voiced his support for Trump, starred as Mike Baxter, who is also politically conservative on the show.

The fifth season ending on 20 may 2018. It's one of the great shows of the past 30 years. We can't thank you - or @NBC - enough.