Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 7 set for March UK premiere
Staff Reporter | On 26, Mar 2020Reading time: 6 mins
With only 2 days to go until Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 6 arrives on Netflix UK, even casual fans of the NBC cop comedy will still be wondering when they can get their next Nine-Nine fix – and the answer is tonight, as E4 premieres Season 7 on UK TV.
The hit show, created by Dan Goor and Michael Shur, premiered back in 2013, and follows a group of cops working the 99th precinct of the NYPD. The ensemble cast, led by Saturday Night Live veteran Andy Samberg, includes Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker and Joel McKinnon Miller. In 2018, fans were shocked to hear that Fox had cancelled the programme – and relieved to hear that NBC had rescued it and swiftly renewed it. While the show is hopping networks Stateside, though, it will stay put on British screens, with its UK TV home once again being E4.
Season 7 picks up after an assassination attempt on the city councillor, as Jake leads a manhunt to find the shooter. He decides to let Holt join the case out of pity for his former captain getting demoted to a patrol officer, but quickly grows frustrated when he attempts to upstage him. Meanwhile, Amy seeks Rosa’s help when she believes she might be pregnant.
Season 7 premieres on E4 at 9pm on Thursday 26th March with a double-bill of the first two episodes, and with new episodes airing weekly – all available to catch up with on All 4 for free.
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Season 1 to 5 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine are available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 6 to premiere on E4 in UK
9th January 2019
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 6 will air on E4 in the UK.
The comedy, created by Dan Goor and Michael Shur, premiered back in 2013, and follows a group of cops working the 99th precinct of the NYPD. The ensemble cast, led by Saturday Night Live veteran Andy Samberg, includes Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker and Joel McKinnon Miller. Last year, though, fans were shocked to hear that Fox had cancelled the programme – and relieved to hear that NBC had rescued it and ordered a sixth run.
While the show is hopping networks Stateside, though, it will stay put on British screens, with its UK TV home once again being E4.
Channel 4 announced the news at the start of the new year, as part of a wider deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution. E4 will officially premiere Season 6 in 2019, while All 4 has also nabbed the rights to NBC’s 30 Rock, the first two seasons of which are available now to stream.
“All 4 is fast becoming the go-to place for great comedy,” noted Charlie Palmer, All 4 Managing Editor, adding that 30 Rock would be a “fantastic addition” to its line-up.
Season 5 will be released on Netflix UK, following its E4 premiere last year, on 8th March. Never seen it? Read why you should be watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Netflix here.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine saved by NBC
12th May 2018
NBC has picked up Brooklyn Nine-Nine and ordered a sixth season, barely a day after the series was cancelled by Fox.
Fans were stunned and bereft when the news broke, which Fox reportedly attributed to low ratings in the US. What followed was an unprecedented response from fans online, eclipsing even the campaigns to renew NBC’s Timeless last year or the long-running push for Channel 4’s Utopia to be saved (a US remake is now in the works at Amazon). Celebrities including Lin-Manuel Miranda and Guillermo del Toro all joined the cries for more of the NYPD comedy, which stars Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio and Chelsea Peretti.
The show’s name trended on Twitter for the majority of Friday, with hashtags like #SaveB99 and #RenewB99 used.
Oh NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! 😩😭😫😢 I'm SO not ready to say #ByeBye99. Be forewarned @FOXTV-when networks dump shows I love, I'm known for holding grudges a long, L-O-N-G time. I'm still mad @CBS didn't renew #SquarePegs! 😡#EverythingILikeGetsCancelled https://t.co/NEry6Hrpng
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 10, 2018
Brooklyn Nine-Nine has given us fully human characters, beautiful, powerful, flawed, vulnerable, majestic… In whichever form, B99 must return. It will. And I will be there to watch. And, it is my hope that I hope that, this time, a lot more people do too.
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) May 11, 2018
RENEW BROOKLYN NINE NINE
I ONLY WATCH LIKE 4 THINGS
THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS#RenewB99
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 10, 2018
In a reminder of one of the benefits of the current Peak TV era, a number of broadcasters and platforms were reportedly interested in picking up the cancelled show. This morning, NBC confirmed that it has swooped in to save the day, with a sixth season officially on the way.
“So happy to announce: NBC IS PICKING UP BROOKLYN 99 for SEASON 6!!!” The Lonely Island tweeted. “Thank you to everyone for the crazy outpouring of support. It means the world to us. It wouldn’t have happened without you.”
SQUAD YOU DID IT #BROOKLYN99 WILL BE ON NBC FOR OUR 6th SEASON!
— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) May 12, 2018
Brooklyn Nine-Nine will return for 13 more episodes, giving co-creator Mike Schur three shows on NBC, alongside Abby’s and The Good Place.
Hey everyone, just wanted to say no big deal but….
NBC JUST PICKED #BROOKLYN99 UP FOR SEASON 6!!!
Thanks in no small part to you, the best fans in the history of the world!
— Dan Goor (@djgoor) May 12, 2018
“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,” Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement. “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!”
Never seen the programme? Season 1 to 4 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine are on Netflix UK, with Season 5 continuing to air on E4 on Thursday nights. Read our guide to why you should catch up.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine cancelled by Fox
10h May 2018
Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been cancelled by Fox after five seasons.
The comedy, created by Dan Goor and Michael Shur, premiered back in 2013, and follows a group of cops working the 99th precinct of the NYPD. The ensemble cast, led by Saturday Night Live veteran Andy Samberg, included Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker and Joel McKinnon Miller.
However, before Season 5 has ended in the UK, Fox has decided that the show will be put behind proverbial bars, with no further seasons. In the US, Deadline notes that the show “never drew wide audiences” due to ratings being held back by scheduling moves between Sunday and Tuesday. The news was announced today along with the cancellation of The Last Man on Earth and The Mick.
The good news, though, is that in this age of streaming, there is always a chance that the show could be picked up by someone else, with Variety noting NBC and Hulu as places the producers at Universal TV are likely to shop the project to. An, of course, Seasons 1 to 4 are still all available on Netflix UK, with Season 5 (including its 99th and 100th episodes) expected to arrive later this year. Never seen the programme? Read our guide to why you should catch up.