It seems the uncertain times are well and truly over for fans of Brookyln Nine-Nine, since NBC swooped in and saved the beloved series from cancellation.
We recently learned that the Nine-Nine would return for a seventh season – now we have some more details on what that new season is going to look like.
According to Deadline, NBC has revealed that season seven will be made up of 13 episodes – though it’s worth remembering season six was only meant to be 13 episodes long and actually ended up being 18.
First day of Season 1, I sat at my desk across from @thelonelyisland and he looked at me and said “whelp, this might be your view for the next 7 years” 😂 He was joking, BUT HE WAS RIGHT!!! #Brooklyn99 SEASON 7!!!!!!!— Melissa Fumero (@melissafumero) February 27, 2019
“It’s been one of our great joys as a network to give ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ a second life,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment.
“Cheers to Dan Goor, Mike Schur, Luke Del Tredici and David Miner, and our amazing cast and crew who each week turn New York’s finest into New York’s funniest.”
Luckily, the moment the cast were told about the show’s renewal back in February – and it makes for some real wholesome viewing.
Meanwhile during a ‘ask me anything’ Q&A on Reddit, co-creator Dan Goor opened up about wanting the Die Hard star to make some kind of appearance in the series.
Responding to the question ‘who would you have liked to have been the guest star in this new season and why?’, Goor replied, “Bruce Willis for obvious reasons.”
Andy Samberg echoed the sentiment when appearing on Entertainment Tonight last year he said just a sentence from Willis “would mean a lot”.
Looking into the camera, he said: “I know we’ve asked him like 10 times already, but I personally haven’t.
“Hey Bruce – look, my character Jake Peralta on the show Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which is moderately successful, is obsessed with Die Hard and thinks that your character John McClane is the coolest character in the history of cinema.
“I, Andy Samberg, I’m a comedian, also feel that way. If you’d come be on the show, even if it’s for one sentence, like cool cameo, like we bump on each other on the street and you go, ‘Excuse me,’ and then walk away.
“If you had it in your schedule to breeze by just for one shot, I think it would mean a lot to the show, to the fan base.”