NBC is ready for Brooklyn Nine-Nine to join the peacock network’s family of programming by giving season 6 a cheeky Law & Order-style teaser. The cop comedy endured a wild ride last year, as it was canceled by FOX prior to the season 5 finale. As is increasingly the case the cancellation was mercifully short-lived, as NBC stepped in, adding the ensemble workplace sitcom to the network’s impressive comedy lineup.
The rise and fall and subsequent rise of Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been well documented over the past year or so, and while it’s always good to relive a victory (small as though this might seem), it’s high time for NBC to start marketing the show’s triumphant return. One of the ways the network is doing that is by confirming Jake (Andy Samberg) will get to live out his Bruce Willis dreams in a Die Hard-centric episode. But the network has also been teasing what will happen to Captain Holt (Andre Braugher), as he awaits news on his candidacy for NYPD Police Commissioner.
The series’ hiatus between the end of season 5 and the start of season 6 will likely work in its favor, when it comes time for the show to premiere on January 10, 2019. And while this new promo doesn’t show any new footage from the new season, it still makes for a smile-inducing nod to many of the cop-show inanities the Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast has delivered over the years. It also makes for a funny way to welcome the sitcom into the NBC family of shows. Check out the teaser below:
This elite squad isn't DUN DUN yet. pic.twitter.com/pJQrLEA1ki— NBC Entertainment (@nbc) December 27, 2018
To its credit, both NBC and Brooklyn Nine-Nine are playing the jump in networks like business as usual. That’s an ideal approach, as it allows the show to just keep on doing what it does so well, all while not alarming fans that the show will somehow lose what makes it work now that it’s going to be partnered up with the likes of Superstore, Will & Grace, and The Good Place. Though, since the latter series shares creators as well as sensibilities with the Nine-Nine, one has to wonder if there’s another crossover in the works, one that could potentially erase the memory of the ill-fitting crossover with New Girl.
At any rate, the New Year is set to bring NBC’s comedies back with new episodes, and when they return, they’ll have a new member ready to join their ranks.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 6 premieres Thursday, January 10, 2019 on NBC.