The detectives of the 99th precinct will be around to bumble their way into solving a few more cases as NBC has just renewed the Adam Samberg-led ensemble cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a seventh season.
TV reporter Alan Sepinwall broke the news today on twitter –
NBC just renewed #Brooklyn99 for season 7. pic.twitter.com/3atAvTV3vq
— Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) February 27, 2019
No other details about the renewal have been released, though it is probably that the pick-up will be for 18 episodes, the same length as this currently airing season.
It looked like the offices of the 99th precinct were going to be shuttered last May when Fox cancelled the comedy after five seasons. But following a fan outcry on twitter, which featured the voices of high profile fans such as Mark Hamill and Lynn Manuel Miranda, NBC decided to give the show a new home for an 18-episode run.
Fox’s loss has certainly been NBC’s gain in terms of the show which transplanted itself from the former network to the latter starting this current season. The show’s NBC debut in January pulled in 3.6 million viewers, and a rating that was up more than 70% compared to its last season on Fox. Even with a slight decline since that premier, Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s average viewership has been up by over a million since the switch. That’s a rather impressive number given that most shows that network hop are merely slowing their decline towards final cancellation, not receiving renewed vigor.