Please ready and deploy all your favorite “noice” and “tight” reaction GIFs, because Variety reports that NBC has stepped in and saved Brooklyn Nine-Nine. (More fool us for calling this one a “longshot” last night, huh?) In the first good instance of TV corporate synergy we can recall in recent memory, the Universal-produced cop comedy has been revived for a sixth season at its NBCUniversal sister network, just a day after Fox unceremoniously dumped the program from its schedule.
Variety notes that the original plan was to shop the series to Hulu, but, when that fell through, NBC stepped in to give the show a 13-episode order. “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,” said NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment. “Mike Schur, Dan Goor, 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 line-up. I speak for everyone at NBC, here’s to the Nine-Nine!”