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Here's something to cheer you up if you're a fan of Brooklyn Nine Nine - the next season is going to be even longer than expected.
This news completes what has been a rollercoaster time for everyone involved with the show. It was originally cancelled by Fox but was then given a last minute reprieve when it was picked up by NBC, and now the newest season has been extended.
Granted, it will still be shorter than all the other seasons - it will have around 18 episodes, up from 13, whereas other seasons have had around 22 or 23 episodes - but that still has to be better than the alternative.
The newest season will be out - as far as anyone knows - at some point during the mid-season of 2019. Star of the show (and The Lonely Island member) Andy Samberg remains upbeat that season six won't be the last that we see of the cast, either.
When asked about the show ending after the season that is being filmed now, Samberg told The Hollywood Reporter: "One hundred percent no,"
That said, he agreed that he was "trying to be confident". That doesn't sound like 100% certainty to me.
Because of how the scheduling has fallen, and the way that American TV works, they will have to film every bit of the show before they'll know how it is going to go down with the public.
Samberg continued: "It's gonna get all written and shot before we even air, so we won't know what the ratings are, the public response...
"It's a real roll of the dice,"
NBC added 5 More Eps to Season 6 of @nbcbrooklyn99, let's party!! pic.twitter.com/hxvDXbrskq
- The Lonely Island (@thelonelyisland) September 7, 2018
He also admitted that they might "shoot three endings of the finale" in order to be on the safe side.
Fear not, B99 aficionados - there won't be a repeat of the cliff hanger ending that nearly ruined the show's legacy once it got cancelled.
Showrunner Dan Goor said that they've learned their lessons from the show's abrupt axing and want to leave the fans in a better place with season six.
He said: "We've learned we'll never again do the kind of cliff hangers we did after seasons two, three and four because were we to be cancelled after those seasons. I think it would have been really disappointing for our fans."
Season six of Brooklyn Nine Nine will premiere on NBC in 2019.
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