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The uncertain fate of popular sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine has kept us all on our toes this year, after a shock announcement in May revealed that Fox had cancelled the show. What followed was nothing short of pure outrage, meaning that NBC then popped up and decided to take it off Fox's hands, giving it a last-minute reprieve.
Fast forward to today, and things are now going so well for the Brooklyn's 99th Precinct gang, that we even have a release date. Oh, and it's actually pretty soon.
In an Instagram Live stream, actor Terry Crews revealed that the show would be returning in January.
Showing off his character's desk to fans, Crews said: "This is the deal, man. I'm so happy. Brooklyn Nine-Nine is coming back in January on NBC," he said.
It sounds like this might just be the perfect antidote to the post-Christmas blues, so fingers crossed they don't make us wait until the very end of the month.
The forthcoming sixth season will also be even longer than many of us had expected. With 18 episodes (up from 13), it will still be shorter than all other seasons - which tend to have around 22 or 23 episodes - but it's still good news all the same.
NBC added 5 More Eps to Season 6 of @nbcbrooklyn99, let's party!! pic.twitter.com/hxvDXbrskq
- The Lonely Island (@thelonelyisland) September 7, 2018
The programme's star, Andy Samberg, who plays Detective Jake Peralta, also remains upbeat that season six won't be the last that we see of the cast.
When asked about the potential of the show ending after season six wrapped, Samberg told The Hollywood Reporter: "One hundred percent no."
But then he kind of backtracked and agreed that he was 'trying to be confident', which doesn't sound quite like 100 percent certainty, but we'll take it.
It sounds like NBC has nothing but love for having the show back in its life, too.
"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 Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, 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!"
Roll on January, LADs.
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