NBC seems happy with their decision to pick up Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The network renewed the popular cop sitcom for a seventh season on Wednesday. Season 7 will be Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s second season at NBC.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine aired five seasons at Fox before the network curiously canceled the cult comedy led by Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, and Stephanie Beatriz. Fox cited low ratings, but fans lost their minds on social media, enough so that just one day later NBC flew in to save the day.
NBC gambles—and wins—with Brooklyn Nine-Nine
The series has brought in solid ratings among adults 18-49, that crucial demographic that makes or breaks the fate of most TV shows. The award-winning comedy averaged 3.9 million viewers, an increase from its numbers at Fox last year. That probably explains why NBC quickly added five more episodes to its original 13-episode order.
“It’s been one of our great joys as a network to give Brooklyn Nine-Nine a second life,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming at NBC Entertainment. “Cheers to Dan Goor, Mike Schur, [executive prodcuers] Luke Del Tredici and David Miner, and our amazing cast and crew who each week turn New York’s finest into New York’s funniest.”
— Brooklyn Nine-Nine (@nbcbrooklyn99) February 27, 2019
Will Chelsea Peretti return to Brooklyn Nine-Nine?
In Season 6, viewers saw Jake and Amy go on their honeymoon and enjoy their new marital status. Holt deals with his stagnant job title. As a force, everyone’s trying to deal with the newly promoted Commissioner John Kelly. The season finale airs March 14.
One thing fans noticed was a severe lack of Gina, played by comedian Chelsea Peretti. Peretti announced in October that she would not shoot a full season of the Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Gina quits her administrator job in the department just a few episodes into the show’s first season at NBC. Peretti told fans, “Try not to think of me as gone, just think of me as moving down the block.”
The Kroll Show regular has been working on other projects. She’s wrapping up work on the upcoming films Spinster and Friendsgiving and she voices Monica on the hit Netflix animated series Big Mouth. No word yet on if Gina will return to NBC with the rest of the cast in the new season.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine still has three more episodes left in Season 6, beginning with Thursday night’s episode. At least now there will be no confusion about the future of Brooklyn’s whackiest police department.
— Brooklyn Nine-Nine (@nbcbrooklyn99) February 28, 2019