Brooklyn Nine-Nine will conclude with a 10-episode final season next year, NBC announced Thursday. The Andy Samberg-led comedy won’t return for its last hurrah until the 2021-22 TV season, a departure from previously announced plans to begin airing Season 8 last fall.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is going back to the drawing board in light of the recent nationwide protests against police violence. The NBC cop comedy is already set to return for an eighth season, but cast member Terry Crews told Access Daily that the writers are scrapping all the episodes they’ve written for next season and starting from scratch.
NBC has handed an early renewal to Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Season 7 of the cop comedy isn’t set to premiere until Feb. 6, 2020, but the network has already seen fit to order an eighth season.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s first season on NBC won’t be its last: The Andy Samberg comedy and Fox castoff has been renewed for season 7. Season to date, the show is averaging a 0.9 rating, making it NBC’s top-rated sitcom, while in total viewers (2.8 million) it trails Superstore and Will & Grace.
There is no doubt where Fox stands on the new show Empire. After just two episodes, the new drama has been given a second-season pickup, a sign of what high hopes the network has for the program. The network also renewed two other shows over the weekend, second-year comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine and first-year drama Gotham.
Hulu is padding its growing list of exclusive SVOD rights to primetime series. The streaming service announced Tuesday that previous seasons of Fox series The Mindy Project and Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be available only on Hulu Plus (and not rivals Netflix or Amazon Prime). In addition, a slew of series from NBC Universal-owned cable channels Bravo and E! will make backlogs of previous episodes from long-running series available only on Hulu Plus as well.
Fox has handed out early renewals for next season to comedies Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl and The Mindy Project and drama The Following.
The shows that aired after Sunday’s Super Bowl saw no bump for their next original episodes. In fact, both New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine were down last night from their most recent Tuesday outings. Girl posted a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating at 9 p.m., off 16 percent from its previous Tuesday original, which posted a 1.9 on Jan. 21. Brooklyn, moving into its new 9:30 p.m. timeslot for the first time, posted a 1.4, sliding from a 1.9 two weeks ago when it aired at 8:30 and down from the 1.5 that The Mindy Project posted in the slot on Jan. 21.
The comedy will also join New Girl in a special comedy block following the Super Bowl.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the new Fox sitcom featuring Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, is taking all the national promo time in tonight’s primetime schedule.