Brooklyn Nine-Nine is coming back for a saved sixth season in 2019. The cop comedy will make its NBC debut Thursday, January 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET. The current show at that time slot, Will and Grace, will be shifting to 9:30 p.m.
The cult favorite had a rocky road to Season 6. After five seasons on Fox, the network chose to cancel the show citing low ratings. Fans of the show took to Twitter to slam the decision and, only a day later, NBC scooped up the show with a promise to produce another season for its 2019 line-up.
The show announced the January 10 date via the official Twitter.
— Brooklyn Nine-Nine (@nbcbrooklyn99) November 8, 2018
This is not the first time the show announced important comeback news via Twitter. Back in September, they teased that the sixth season will have 18 episodes.
— Brooklyn Nine-Nine (@nbcbrooklyn99) September 7, 2018
NBC has been excited to bring the show to their network. Deadline reported back in September that Fox and NBC were both interested in the show’s pilot. Fox ultimately bought the show in the end. NBC was sad to lose Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg, who had called NBC his home during his nearly 8-year run on Saturday Night Live. After the show was picked up by NBC in May, chairman Bob Greenblatt expressed as much on a conference call saying, “If I knew Andy Samberg was going to be cast in that show, we probably would never have sold it to Fox. He didn’t sign on until after [we sold it to Fox], and we thought it was a missed opportunity from the beginning.”
However, the new season will be missing one crucial cast member. Comedian Chelsea Peretti announced back in October that she would not be returning for a full season of the show, but hinted at a cameo.
B99 fans. Hiiiiiiiiiiii. Chelsea Peretti, here. I won’t be doing a full season of Brooklyn Nine Nine in Season 6. But that doesn’t mean I won’t ever be back, winky face emoji, heart emoji. I want to thank you for the hours you spent watching Gina be Gina:
— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) October 3, 2018
This is not the first time that Peretti has taken a hiatus from the show. In Season 5, she was also absent for multiple episodes when she was pregnant with her son. The show cleverly made her character pregnant and cited that the character was on maternity leave to handle her absence.