The wacky adventures of the Brooklyn Nine-Nine team will continue for at least another year.
The Golden Globe-winning procedural sitcom has won a fifth season from Fox for continuing to make viewers LOL with its bungling cops and even dumber crooks.
Getting an 11th hour renewal ahead of Fox’s fall schedule presentation at next week’s Upfronts must surely come as a relief for co-showrunner Dan Goor, who’d said he was “hopeful” of getting more episodes.
“We did not write this [season 4 finale] as a series finale, so if it is the series finale, we will all be upset,” Goor admitted to Entertainment Weekly in recent weeks. “But we are very hopeful, and we’ve received a lot of support from [Fox chairmen] Gary Newman and Dana [Walden].”
Andy Samberg will return to lead his ragtag band of cops at Brooklyn’s 99th precinct for this new season, with the core supporting cast also likely to return.
Fox still has given no word on the future of its other high-profile sitcom New Girl, which wrapped up its sixth season at the beginning of April. Star Zooey Deschanel welcomed a newborn son earlier this week.
The network has picked up Will Forte’s apocalyptic Last Man on Earth, Bob’s Burgers, The Mick and The Simpsons to lead off its comedy slate along with Brooklyn Nine-Nine for the fall 2017-18 television season.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine will finish up its fourth season with a one-hour finale on Tuesday, May 23 on Fox in the US. In the UK, E4 broadcasts the hit comedy series.
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