And tonight’s wave of full season pick ups continues. Fox has handed a back nine order to the critically acclaimed, but softly rated, comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Created by Dan Goor and Mike Schur, Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows a diverse group of detectives in a police precinct in New York City. The comedy series is produced by Universal Television and stars Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio and Chelsea Peretti.
With the pick up, the episode order for the show’s first season has been expanded to 22. In addition, Fox has also announced that they are giving Brooklyn Nine-Nine, alongside New Girl, the coveted post-Super Bowl time-slot on Sunday February 2nd. “It’s exciting to see that both critics and fans love Brooklyn Nine-Nine as much as we do,” said Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company. “With Andy and Andre out in front of this incredible ensemble, it feels like this show is going to be around for a long time.”
Despite the fact that Brooklyn Nine-Nine has had a hard time in the ratings – this week’s episode pulled in a mere 3.4 million viewers and a 1.4 A18-49 rating – Fox topper Kevin Reilly, who is a big supported of the series, had already signified his intention to pick up a full season of the comedy series by ordering additional scripts last month. The level of support that the series enjoys at Fox is further highlighted by handing the series the post-Super Bowl slot which is rarely given to freshman series and is clearly intended to boost ratings for Fox’s Tuesday night comedy block which, with the exception of New Girl, has been underperforming this fall.