That didn’t take long: A day after being canceled at FOX, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” has gotten a second lease on life thanks to NBC.
The news broke late Friday night. The show’s return will be for a shorter time than past seasons — 13 episodes rather than 22, but it will indeed be back in 2018-19.
The show is produced by NBC’s studio sibling Universal TV. The studio reportedly talked with Hulu (which has streaming rights to the show is partly owned by NBCUniversal) and Netflix about continuing the show late Thursday and Friday, but they didn’t really go anywhere. NBC stepped in Friday night.
“Ever since we sold this show to FOX, I’ve regretted letting it get away, and it’s high time it came back to its rightful home,” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt says in a statement. “Mike Schur [and] Dan Goor [‘Nine-Nine’s’ creators] and Andy Samberg grew up on NBC, and we’re all thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and best cast comedies in a long time will take its place in our comedy lineup.”
Schur will also have two other shows on NBC in 2018-19: Season 3 of “The Good Place” and new comedy “Abby’s.”