By Vanessa Rupertus
Elm Staff Writer
Are you one of the many fans who felt devastated after Fox suddenly cancelled “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”?
If you are, then you’re in luck.
NBC has announced it has picked up the series and will be airing the sixth season next year on Jan. 10.
Created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is an American police sitcom that first premiered on Sept. 17, 2013.
It follows main character, Jake Peralta, played by Andy Samberg, an NYPD detective in Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct.
Jake, though immature, is extremely talented at his job. He ends up frequently (and hilariously) butting heads with his co-workers.
In particular, Jake always finds himself in hot water with his no-nonsense commanding officer, Captain Raymond Holt, played by Andre Braugher.
Other supporting roles consist of Jake’s by-the-book partner, Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero), as well as partners Charles Boyle and Rosa Diaz, played by Joe Lo Truglio and Stephanie Beatriz, respectively.
The show is praised for its expert blend of lighthearted comedy and serious issues, as well as its representation of well-rounded LGBTQ characters.
Captain Holt’s storyline as an openly gay man in a same-sex marriage and Rosa’s reveal of her bisexuality and have received particular praise as important and relatable representation for LGBTQ viewers.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” has won two Creative Arts Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, and it has also been nominated for several GLAAD Media Awards.
Braugher has received three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series thanks to his memorable performance.
Many fans, however, are concerned that the upcoming season won’t be as well-received as previous seasons.
According to the ratings, the series has seen a steady decrease in viewers tuning into the show as the seasons progressed, with the first season ending with a strong 2.59 million viewers and the fifth season ending with significantly fewer at 1.79 million.
Despite this, NBC is excited to have “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” join the channel.
The NBC Entertainment chairman, Robert Greenblatt, expressed his regret for originally passing the series to Fox, and is pleased with the new addition.
Whether or not NBC will find the same rate of success as Fox did with the series is still up in the air, but fans are thrilled with the development, and January cannot come soon enough.