It’s official: NBC has revived Brooklyn Nine-Nine for 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.
NBC was among those outlets that expressed interest in a potential sixth season given the show’s ownership structure and the outcry that ensued as the Andy Samberg comedy’s cancellation became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter.
Hulu, Netflix and TBS were also said to be among those outlets who reached out to Universal TV after the cancellation. A day later, a potential revival looked bleak after Hulu — which retains SVOD rights to Brooklyn — and Netflix both passed on a potential sixth season.
Hours later, NBC has now swooped in to renew the Golden Globe-winning series for an abbreviated 13-episode season in one of the biggest stories of the 2018 Upfronts.
(Excerpt) Read More in: The Hollywood Reporter