FOX renews Brooklyn Nine-Nine for season 5. The sitcom created by Dan Goor (Parks and Recreation) and Michael Schur (The Office) debuted in 2013, mixing the narrative setup of a police procedural with a workplace comedy, following the NYPD’s 99th Precinct in Brooklyn. The series follows the hijinks of the precinct’s top detectives – Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero), Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz), and Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio) – plus commanding officers Sergeant Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews) and Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher).
Rounding out the precinct’s colorful cast of characters is Gina Linetti (Chelsea Peretti) and the duo of Scully (Joel McKinnon Miller) and Hitchcock (Dirk Blocker). Brooklyn Nine-Nine has also featured a number of well known guest stars, including Nathan Fillion, Kathryn Hahn, Bill Hader, Ed Helms, and Jenny Slate. Unsurprisingly, the show has become a favorite among fans and critics alike and now FOX has given Brooklyn Nine-Nine a boost by renewing the series for another season.
TVLine is reporting FOX renewed Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a fifth season, coming on the heels of other renewal announcements this week like The Exorcist and Gotham, as well as the network picking up new X-Men TV series The Gifted. It’s unclear at this time when Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 5 will premiere or how many episodes it will be, but the show has typically debuted in September and received 22/23 episode orders.
Season 4 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine mixed things up by picking up six months after the season 3 finale, with Jake and Holt living in witness protection in Coral Palms, Florida and trying to acclimate to civilian life. The rest of the precinct went rogue in order to help Jake and Holt solve the case keeping them in Florida so they could return home, but they were consigned to the night shift as punishment. Then, once earning their way off the night shift, the Nine-Nine was in peril of being shut down – though they managed to keep their precinct afloat.
This shift toward ongoing storylines began toward the end of Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 3, and carried on throughout much of season 4, though recent episodes like “Moo Moo” (in which the show tackled racial profiling) have returned to the one-off plot style typical of sitcoms. Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 4 still has four more episodes – which are set to air in one hour blocks over the next two weeks – and though it’s unclear how many of these will tell standalone stories, while talking to TVLine in April Goor did tease a major cliffhanger in the finale. He said, “If you’re asking if we wrote a potential series finale, we did not. We do not want this to be the series finale.”
It remains to be seen what exactly Goor, Shur and the Brooklyn Nine-Nine writer’s room have in store for viewers through the last four episodes of season 4, but now fans can rest easy that they’ll be able to deliver on whatever cliffhanger or exciting storylines are set up in this year’s finale. Since Brooklyn Nine-Nine is so well-liked among both critics and casual TV viewers, news of the show’s renewal for season 5 is sure to be well received as well.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 4 airs Tuesdays @8pm on FOX.