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Despite it looking at certain points like it might never happen at all, Brooklyn Nine-Nine returns for a sixth season today. Great news for fans of the TV show, and for those who simply want to waste away those long winter evenings watching Andy Samberg and co.
Yes, the hilarious police station sit-com will be back tonight on NBC in the US. Unfortunately, there is no UK date yet confirmed, but it won't be far off. In the meantime, Netflix has announced that season five will arrive in the UK in March.
Of course, after the show was cancelled by Fox, then rescued by NBC, not everything is going to be as it was. It has already been announced that at some point this season, Chelsea Perretti - who plays Gina Linetti - will be leaving the show.
However, we are assured that the show will remain essentially the same. That came from the mouth of series' creator Dan Goor.
He gave an interview to the Boston Herald in which he said that he has been feeling the pressure to live up to the hype now the network has changed.
Goor said: "The mandate from NBC all along has been, 'We know this show. We love this show. That's why we picked up this show. Please keep making the same show.'
"I don't want to say it's the same show. I think it's going to be even better this year."
One thing that we do know is that this season is going to be more foul-mouthed than the previous ones.
40-year-old (yes, he really is 40) star Andy Samberg recently told E! News: "We've got a couple of bleeps already going, and I gotta tell you, it feels real good."
Not everyone agrees entirely on the amount of swearing, though. Terry Crews added: "I had one where I'm ashamed. I'm actually very ashamed - it was so jarring.
"Everyone from behind, they were like, we actually - everybody had to regroup - for five minutes.
"I was like, 'Oh my god!' I was like, 'Yo yo yo, everybody okay? Everybody all right?' We had to check with everybody to make sure, but it was hilarious."
Well, whatever it is like, it has to be better than the alternative. Let's not forget that it might not have happened at all.
That would have been a kick in the balls for the cast and crew, as well as the fans.
Melissa Fumero, who plays Amy Santiago, spoke to news.com.au about Fox's decision to axe the show.
She said: "I was very shocked and then I was kind of mad because I felt like our victory lap had been stolen from us.
"We had put our heart and soul into this show, we are all really proud of it. I just felt that we deserved to wrap it up and finish it the way the writers would have finished it."
Well, get on with it then. Welcome back, Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
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