'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Picked Up for Full Season by FOX; New Episode to Air Superbowl Sunday After 'New Girl'

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October 18th, 2013

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

via press release:







Next All-New Episode Airs Tuesday, October 22, on FOX


FOX has picked up nine additional episodes of the arresting new comedy BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, bringing the series to a 22-episode order, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. BROOKLYN NINE-NINE will join NEW GIRL in a special one-hour comedy event, airing immediately following the Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.


“It’s exciting to see that both critics and fans love BROOKLYN NINE-NINE as much as we do,” said Reilly. “With Andy and Andre out in front of this incredible ensemble, it feels like this show is going to be around for a long time.”


With its same-day viewing, DVR and VOD playback, and its streaming on www.Fox.com and www.Hulu.com, the series premiere of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE has drawn a total audience of more than 14.6 million. Through five telecasts, the comedy is averaging a 2.1/6 among Adults 18-49 with 4.9 million total viewers, according to Nielsen's most current data. BROOKLYN NINE-NINE also has the third-highest concentration of upscale viewers ($100k+ HH) of any new series so far this season and has boosted the network's averages among key male demos by +38% to +45%.


In “Halloween,” next week’s all-new episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, airing Tuesday, Oct. 22 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, it’s Halloween night, a busy time of the year for any police precinct. Amy (Melissa Fumero) detests the holiday, and is not thrilled when she has to don a costume to go undercover on street patrol with Charles (Joe Lo Truglio). Back at the precinct, Jake (Andy Samberg) bets Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) that he can steal his Medal of Valor before midnight, which results in him bringing out some costumes of his own.


Created and written by Dan Goor (“Parks and Recreation”) and Michael Schur (“Parks and Recreation,” “The Office”) BROOKLYN NINE-NINE stars Andy Samberg as a talented, but carefree, detective and Andre Braugher as the new precinct captain with a lot to prove.


BROOKLYN NINE-NINE is produced by Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment and Fremulon. The series is created and written by Dan Goor (“Parks and Recreation,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”) and Michael Schur (“Parks and Recreation,” “The Office”). The series is executive-produced by Goor, Schur and David Miner (“30 Rock”). The pilot was directed by the team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“21 Jump Street,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”). “Like” BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on Facebook at Facebook.com/BrooklynNineNine. Follow the series on Twitter @Brooklyn99FOX and join the discussion using #brooklyn99. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @Brooklyn99FOX.


  • Carmen

    @ Angela

    Samberg definitely has a humor only certain people like but I love him. I hope his show makes it.

    No doubt about it, Samberg is polarizing.

    Personally, I think he is the absolute weak link on the show, but that probably is – as you say – because I don’t find his type of humor particularly funny at all. He tries way too hard.

    He is kind of a polarizing ‘Andy Kaufman’ type. You either like him or you don’t. I think both Adam Sandler, (and to a lesser degree) Will Arnett fall into the same category.

    The larger question to me, though, is whether he (Samberg) is necessary to the show. Yes, he is (or often is) irritating and plays it way over the top. But can anyone else really carry the load on the show?

    Individually? Probably not. But as an ensemble they might.

  • Sporteric1

    THE MINDY PROJECT is more like The MINDLESS Project …. it does not live up to the wonderful Mindy Kaling. DADS is BADS… give the talent something to work with !!!
    B99 has a great cast and potential but can it ever become a modern day Barney Miller ???

  • Rebecca

    I like B99 a lot, as an ensemble show. I’m okay with Andy S., but it’s good he has a fun cast around him. I’d like it to get a second season, but I’ll enjoy it however long it lasts. Still enjoying Mom, The Goldbergs, NG, Trophy Wife, Mindy, The Middle, MF, SFN, TBBT, PAR, The Millers, LMS, and The Neighbors, too, as far as comedies go. Looking forward to the return of RH and Community, too.

  • Alan3

    New Girl does NOT deserve a plum post Superbowl spot. It has become terrible this season. Brooklyn 99 and Mndy should get it, to boost their audiences. Mindy is so much better than New Girl now.

  • ToXiX

    Very pleased with Fox.
    Brooklyn Nine Nine deserved a full season order as well as the Super Bowl slot.

  • David


    These days, a 13 episode limited series generally means 13 a year, like what they do on cable, NOT 13 total episodes and ending the story. In the Sleepy Hollow pilot. one of the characters referred to ‘seven years of tribulations’. That’s 91 episodes, enough for syndication :)

  • Samuel

    The Mindy Project should have gotten the B99 spot.

    Not only is Mindy Kaling absolutely hilarious but the show is great too. Her writing is genius.
    Regardless, it still needs a little boost and the Superbowl could do that. I just don’t see the point of giving a freshman comedy the SB slot over a slightly struggling sophomore comedy.

  • Nick

    I can’t believe FOX is wasting its post-SB slot on these comedy failures when they could’ve given a HUGE HUGE boost to American Idol. I swear, all these networks are run by idiots.

  • Forseti

    I really don’t like B99.it consistently falls so flat and can’t escape the restrictions of it’s tired and unimaginative set-up(cop show,so what)to garner any true laughs,as gung-ho as the cast are.
    Better idea on paper,no doubt,and with those ratings Fox must have very little else they are confident in to have ordered a full season.
    Mindy is terrible and needs to go.
    New Girl is also starting to grate,but bar the last few eps where Scmidt is becoming an unbearable parody,the writing and potential of the show is still far above any new network comedy of the past couple seasons.

  • hlnkid

    Excellent! I enjoy the show. If they tone down the lead guy a little (stop making him overly annoying), it could be a really great show. The supporting cast is EXCELLENT!

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