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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Gets Extra Episode Order for Season 6

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Good news Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans! NBC has given the revived comedy an additional five episodes for its upcoming sixth season, bringing its total to 18 episodes!

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After being abruptly canceled by FOX, the cop comedy was picked up by NBC with a 13 episode order, a decision that was met with elation from both fans and the cast. Throughout its five-season run on Fox, Brooklyn Nine-Nine averaged about 22 or 23 episodes a season, so while having 13  more episodes was exciting, we’d be lying if we said we didn’t want more. Thankfully, this decision from NBC proves that despite being on a new network creator Dan Goor is bringing such great work to the table that they deserved more time to tell the stories they’re trying to. Series star Andy Samberg celebrated the news on Instagram.

After an overwhelmingly positive San Diego Comic-Con panel, the gang recently returned to set to begin filming season 6 and seeing the cast back together was a truly wonderful sight to see!

Thanks to both SDCC and Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ s Television Critics Association panel we know the following about season 6:

It may be on a different network but Brooklyn Nine-Nine is staying the same.

During the panel creator, Dan Goor eased any worries fans might have about NBC wanting to change the sitcom up for their network, saying they don’t want them to make any “substantial changes” to the show. He also said that he and Andy Samberg go way back with the network and “they have our back.” Also, the theme song will stay the same!

The Halloween Heist will be back.

By far one of the best episodes of every season is the Halloween Heist! While it may be tough to top season 5’s engagement between Jake and Amy, the writing staff is sure going to try! “We have a very good idea for how to do the Halloween Heist,” Goor said.

The series will continue to explore Rosa’s sexuality.

Fans fell in love with Rosa’s bisexual storyline over Nine-Nine’s recent seasons and Goor said they’re ready to dive even deeper into all of it, including “Rosa’s interactions with her parents and her journey in coming out.”

They also want to tackle a Me Too episode.

Last season’s racial profiling episode “Moo Moo” was heavy, but it was handled in the gentle and heartfelt nature fans would expect Nine-Nine to. “Our challenge is to make them feel true to the show and funny, but at the same time give weight to the issue and really explore it in a fair way,” Goor said before saying they hoped to tackle the #metoo movement, but want to make sure they do it well.

Jake and Amy will continue to be adorable. 

The pair got married in the season 5 finale, so fans are left wondering what’s next? “Mostly just, I think, really small, detail-oriented stories about their finances,” Samberg joked.

Since Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be a midseason series for NBC, season 6 doesn’t have a premiere date yet, but we will be sure to let you know once it’s announced! For now, the complete series is streaming on Hulu!

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