It seems things just get better and better for Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans. First of all, the programme was saved by the absolute heroes at NBC after it was axed by its original network Fox. Then we found out that it was being renewed for a seventh season.
Now, NBC has revealed that the upcoming series will be 13 episodes long. Eeeep.
According to Deadline, the network's executives revealed that the number of episodes ordered for the next season - sure, they may have said that there are 13 episodes at this point but the same thing happened with Season 6. Thirteen episodes were mooted, but the season turned out to have an additional five. Funnily enough, we didn't see anyone moaning about that little bonus.
Unfortunately the execs didn't confirm whether there was any chance of more episodes being added to Season 7 further down the line - but you have to take all the updates you can get at this stage, right?
The new eps are slightly shorter than when the programme was aired on FOX, when the seasons varied between 22 and 23 episodes in length.
First day of Season 1, I sat at my desk across from @thelonelyisland and he looked at me and said "whelp, this might be your view for the next 7 years" :joy: He was joking, BUT HE WAS RIGHT!!! #Brooklyn99 SEASON 7!!!!!!!
- Melissa Fumero (@melissafumero) February 27, 2019
In February, news of the seventh season was relayed to cast and crew, and the announcement was - luckily for us - caught on camera.
In the clip, an unseen woman can be heard saying: "You know how happy and proud we were to have you on NBC this season and we are even happier to say that we would love to have you back next season."
The people in the room erupt in cheers and applause, with Terry Crews jumping to his feet with excitement and Andy Samberg pounding his fists on the table. OH. YOU. GUYS.
The legendary series was dropped by Fox due to falling viewing figures, but then NBC swooped in, saying it would produce one final season to wrap up the show and make everyone happy.
Clearly the content has been good, as has the feedback from viewers, so why not keep the Nine-Nine train running beyond the next 13 episodes? Just a subtle suggestion. Come on, guys... for the fans...