That Was Fast! Brooklyn 99 is Saved By NBC; Will Debut Season 6 in Early 2019

Written Rejoicing by Bridger Cunningham.

Per USA Today, Brooklyn 99 will live to see a 6th season after all.  NBC has graciously picked the series up for a 13 episode season slated for early 2019.  Yesterday, FOX announced it had ended the franchise after 5 critically acclaimed seasons.  The news of an eleventh hour stay not only struck positive emotions from elated/heartbroken fans.  As well as delivering promise for NBC, whose spring lineup is desperate for an overhaul.  Melissa Fumero (Amy Santiago) delivered the following overjoyed tweet:

Brooklyn 99 debuted in the Fall of 2013 on FOX's Tuesday comedy block to sturdy ratings.  FOX gave the burgeoning series priority scheduling in its Sunday block its second season from 2014-15, striking its ratings zenith.  The network returned the series to Tuesdays the following season and shuffled scheduling, ending with cataclystic damage as the series never regained Nielsen momentum.  The entirety of the 2017 year saw Brooklyn struggle in the ratings due to sporadic scheduling.  A spring 2018 move to Sundays incurred a massive rebound for the series, bouncing back from a 0.65 18-49 adult demographic to 0.73, right in line with the network's other sitcoms.  Despite this improvement, FOX cancelled the series yesterday afternoon.

Fan backlash and outcries were overwhelming, leading to Hulu and Netflix discussing revival potential.  Those hopes were squashed as early as 5pm EDT today when it was stated both platforms passed on the proposal.  And now NBC (the series' distributor) stands poised to earn another treasure on its resurging Must See TV comedy block.  Brooklyn 99 stars Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio and Chelsea Peretti.  All seven principle cast members have remained intact for the entirety of the series.

It's freshman season picked up welcome attention after earning a Golden Globe for best Comedy Television series.  And several awards ensued from the NAACP Image Awards and GLAAD Awards.  B99 earned acclaim for its cast chemistry, as well as placing no nonsense, only gay Captain Ray Holt (Braugher), peppering bisexual Detective Rosa Diaz (Beatriz) as a delicious.  Fewer details are available as to scheduling and production, so keep an eye out as more headlines are certain to circulate with exciting updates.

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