‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ got renewed for a seventh season by NBC

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Settle in, Nine-Niners – because the squad is sticking around for another year. As you may remember, last year we came very close to losing the show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. When B99 Twitter found out, it went ballistic, firing off panic tweets . Famous folks like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Hamill and Patton Oswalt all joined the chorus – and it worked! After a 24-hour fever dream, NBC announced that it was picking up the show. Since last year’s pick up was so dramatic, NBC employed a full nine seconds of drama before telling the elated cast they would be sticking around for another season:

This cast adores each other, I’m so glad they found out together. The show’s been doing really well on NBC. B99 Twitter made good on their promise to watch, which prompted NBC to increase the original 13-episode pick to 18 episodes last September. Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta of NBC Entertainment told Variety:

It’s been one of our great joys as a network to give ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ a second life. Cheers to Dan Goor, Mike Schur, Luke Del Tredici and David Miner, and our amazing cast and crew who each week turn New York’s finest into New York’s funniest.

And the viewers aren’t the only ones who made good on their promises. Lin-Manuel Miranda just shot an episode as Melissa Fumero’s character, Amy Santiago’s, brother. Not only is the casting perfect, making him a family member means he could be a reoccurring character. That in and of itself is a glorius thought but it also suggests that we might get a scene with Miranda and Jimmy Smitts who plays Amy’s father.

NBC also made good on their word not to clip the shows wings. If anything, it almost seems edgier. More importantly, the show is still very diverse and committed to across-the board representation. Obviously, I’m thrilled it’s sticking around but what truly makes me happy is that it’s still the show I fell in love with (and again, thanks to T. Fanty for introducing me to it in the first place).

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  1. Coco says:

    Nine-Nine!

  2. Lucy2 says:

    This was the best news! The day its cancellation was announced last year was like a kick in the teeth, so I am so grateful it’s been saved and renewed!

  3. BlueSky says:

    I’m late to this party in that I just recently started watching and it is literally laugh out loud funny. The episode last night had me in tears with Holt confronting his nemesis, The Disco Strangler.

  4. Lolly says:

    I hope we get more Doug Judy too!!

  5. Alarmjaguar says:

    Soooo excited! Best Friday morning news!

  6. Beth says:

    I’ve never seen an episode of that show, but maybe I should. There’s something about Andy Samberg that I really find sexy. Loved him on SNL, and love his funny, dirty songs

    • Lucy says:

      Oh, you’re definitely not alone. Andy’s pretty hot.

    • Lizzie says:

      he’s so handsome. he pulls all these goofy faces and he’s very cute and then when he’s straight faced its like – BOOM – gorgeous.

    • Erinn says:

      Same, girl. I love Andy. He’s weirdly handsome and goofy at the same time, and I love it. Funny guys are always my crutch. Hot Rod came out when I was 17 and I was just in love with him ahha. It’s SUCH a dumb movie, but I still quote it.

    • TQB says:

      You should definitely watch. I never dug him but on B99 he is so humble and charming I’ve fallen hard.

    • lucy2 says:

      You absolutely should watch – it’s very silly, but funny and sweet too. They really find their groove after a few episodes.

      I think Andy’s kind of cute, but his hair right now is…not good.

      • Fluffy Princess says:

        @Lucy2 — I know what is with his hair this season? All the other seasons = great hair. Right now? Odd hair.

  7. Lucy says:

    I have just started watching this. Captain Holt is the best!!!

  8. Scarlett says:

    Nine Nine!! LOVE this show, so glad it did not go away!!

    Also, last night’s episode was so so so good, seriously!!

  9. T.Fanty says:

    Never stop never stopping, B99!!!

  10. nat says:

    Cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool….:)

  11. Veronica S. says:

    Ah, good to see hardy ol’ cop propaganda doing good and well.

    • lucy2 says:

      I guess you’ve never seen it? It’s hardly cop propaganda.

    • Jb says:

      Hahaha you’re joking right??! Brooklyn 99 is far from propaganda and showcases one of the most diverse casts on prime time television… and it’s actually funny

      • Veronica says:

        For some reason my original response got eaten by the spam filter…

        Cop shows are inherently propaganda, intentionally or otherwise. You can google some of the studies about the media impact of cop shows like SUV or B99 on public perception of police, and more disturbingly, how it undermines our ability to perceive police offenses for as serious as they are. A lot of television – and I do mean a lot – feature storylines where police violate basic law or utilize brutal tactics against citizens during arrests, and these scenes are often justified by the emotional context of the narrative.

        I’ve watched B99 and wish I could feel better about it. It is very diverse and engaging. It does attempt to look at internal corruption and prejudice within police. The problem is that this has the unintentional effect of presenting an idealization of what police are actually like, which is contradictory to the increasingly militaristic and problematic tactics of contemporary police forces. It’s attempting to put out the fire from inside the house, while simultaneously convincing people it’s acceptable to stand by and watch it burn.

        I really wish I didn’t feel so strongly about this, but I had to stop watching it a season or two in because it just didn’t feel like enough to occasionally throw a bone of acknowledgement to the serious problems facing American police communities. Something about cop shows are just inherently off putting to me anymore, whether it’s SUV traumatic depictions of brutalized female bodies or B99′s happy façade hiding the face of a seriously corrupt Institution. They’re selling us a story sympathizing the oppressor in American society rather than their victims, whether they realize it or not.

  12. Bebe says:

    I wanted to like the show but it is just so painfully unfunny to me. My brother made me watch multiple episodes and seasons and I was just disappointed! I love Andy too.

    • leskat says:

      I find it about as funny as I find Big Bang Theory- not even cracking a smile. Too bad because I love so many of the actors in B99! I just don’t find this kind of show funny at all.

  13. Tiffany says:

    Last night’s episode was very good and Melissa was great.

    Jake’s growth over the seasons really shown in this episode as well.

  14. TQB says:

    Every time I watch I think, how can you be Fox and say “Yeah, we don’t need this one.” Good for NBC not screwing this up!

  15. Anne says:

    Best news ever!! So happy to have fellow Nine-Niners here on Celebitchy. :)

  16. Christina says:

    So happy to hear this! The episode with young Scully and Hitchcock was sososo good!