• Brooklyn Nine-Nine locks up Season 6 NBC debut date

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Rosa Escandon

    I am a stand up comic and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. When I'm not on stage, I am Comedy Editor for The Tusk, sit on the board of the Cinder Block Comedy Festival, and writing my next project. I am passionate about writing about feminism and comedy as well as how women, LBGTQ people, and minorities are changing the face of comedy and entertainment. You may have seen me on Buzzfeed Video, Seriously.TV, aplus, or maybe just on twitter.

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