Brooklyn Nine-Nine, one of the best network comedies of the past decade, has officially been given the go-ahead for an eighth season. And no, you haven’t missed anything, because Season 7 hasn’t aired yet – that debuts in February 2020. But NBC, which rescued the show after Fox cancelled it two summers ago, evidently wants to keep it alive for a little while longer.
Variety reports that NBC has given a greenlight to Brooklyn Nine-Nineseason 8, renewing the series early just in time for other NBC shows like The Good Place and Will and Grace to finish up their runs. The leadership at NBC loves the show, and viewers do, too – Variety says Nielsen’s measurements show that season 6 averaged a 1.2 rating and 3.2 million viewers overall in Live+Same Day ratings, a 15% increase in total sets of eyeballs when compared to the previous season that aired on Fox.
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I came to this series very late, but it’s quickly become one of my favoriteTV shows of all time. It’s a heartwarming blend of lovable characters and often-ridiculous situations peppered with a steady stream of laugh-out-loud jokes, and its characters genuinely care about each other. It may be the perfect television antidote to the godforsaken hellfire real world we find ourselves living in right now.
Despite the heavy sarcasm evident in the video I’m about to embed, this early renewal truly is very cool news.
The pickup comes well ahead of the show's seventh-season premiere in February.
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Nearly three months ahead of Brooklyn Nine-Nine's seventh-season premiere, NBC has renewed the comedy for an eighth season.
The renewal means Brooklyn Nine-Nine will have at least three seasons on NBC, which kept the show alive following Fox's cancellation of it at the end of the 2017-18 season. The series comes from NBC's sister studio, Universal TV. Season seven is scheduled to premiere Feb. 6.
An early pickup for the series also adds some stability to NBC's comedy lineup going forward. The network will say goodbye to the revival of Will & Grace and The Good Place — which like Nine-Nine is executive produced by Mike Schur — at the end of the current season and has pulled first-year show Sunnyside off air, playing out the remainder of its season on digital platforms.
In 2018-19, Brooklyn Nine-Nine averaged a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.2 million viewers after seven days of delayed viewing. It was one of NBC's strongest series on digital platforms, rising to 3.1 in adults 18-49 and 6.4 million viewers over 35 days of multiplatform viewing. More than half 59 percent of its total 18-49 rating came via digital platforms, the highest percentage for any NBC series last season.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine stars Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Dirk Blocker and Joel McKinnon Miller.
Schur and Dan Goor created the series and executive produce with David Miner and Luke Del Tredici. Universal TV produces with Schur's Fremulon, Goor's Dr. Goor Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine joins This Is Us — which is in the first season of a three-year pickup — on NBC's schedule for 2020-21.
NBC has firmed up its midseason scheduling plans. There are no major moves as the network once again is betting on stability.
After NBC successfully introduced America's Got Talent: The Champions and Ellen's Game Of Games as midseason fill-ins for The Voice on Monday and Tuesday last season, the reality series will be back in the same slots, bridging the two cycles of The Voice.
With new fall Monday 10 PM drama Bluff City Law not getting a back order, Manifest will reclaim its time slot starting Jan. 6 for an interrupted run of originals.
Like it did with The Village last spring, NBC once again has picked a tear-jerking new comedy to succeed This Is Us in the Tuesday 9 PM time period, leading to New Amsterdam. This time it's Council Of Dads, set to debut in March.
The Wednesday Chicago One lineup is staying intact.
There are tweaks in the Thursday comedy block. Superstore, whose order was recently upped to 22 episodes, remains the 8 PM anchor, paired with Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which will launch its its new season Feb. 6. The final stretch of Will & Grace episodes will help launch another broad, multi-camera comedy at 9:30 PM, Indebted, starring Fran Drescher. The Good Place will end its run with a 90-minute series finale hosted by Seth Meyers on Jan. 30.
Thriller new crime drama Lincoln, now titled Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt For the Bone Collector, which is in the same genre realm as The Blacklist, will sub for the James Spader starrer while it is on hiatus. Blidspot's final season will air in the summer.
As alluded at the May upfront, NBC is bringing scripted programming back to Sunday. It is looking to bring women back to the night with a female-skewing lineup of a revamped Little Big Shots, featuring new host Melissa McCarthy, new musical dramedy Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist and returning Good Girls. World Of Dance, which aired on the night last season, is being held for summer.
Zoey's will get a preview behind Ellen's Game of Games on Jan. 7 and be available on digital for six weeks before its Sunday time slot debut on Feb. 16.
JANUARY PREMIERE DATES:
Monday, Jan. 6:“America's Got Talent: The Champions,” “Manifest” Tuesday, Jan. 7:“Ellen's Game of Games,” “Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist” Preview Friday, Jan. 10: “Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector”
8-10 P.M. — America's Got Talent: The Champions The Voice returns in February
10-11 P.M. —Manifest
8-9 P.M. — Ellen's Game of Games
9-10 P.M. — This Is Us COUNCIL OF DADS begins in March
10-11 P.M. — NewAmsterdam
8-9 P.M. — Chicago Med
9-10 P.M. — Chicago Fire
10-11 P.M. — Chicago P.D.
THURSDAY Beginning in February
8-8:30 P.M. — Superstore
8:30-9 P.M. —Brooklyn Nine-Nine
9-9:30 P.M. —Will & Grace
9:30-10 P.M. —INDEBTED
10-11 P.M. — Law & Order: SVU
8-9 P.M. — LINCOLN RHYME: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR The Blacklist returns in March
9-11 P.M — Dateline NBC
NEW DRAMA SERIES
COUNCIL OF DADS
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Family takes on a different meaning in this transformative and inspirational new drama when Scott Perry, a loving father of five, has his entire life's plan thrown into upheaval by an unexpected health scare. He calls on a few of his most trusted friends to step in as back-up dads to help guide and support his growing family — just in case he ever can't be there to do it himself. There's Anthony, Scott's oldest and most loyal friend; Larry, his tough-love AA sponsee; and Oliver, his dedicated doctor and wife's dearest friend. Together, they discover that there's more to being a father than anyone could do alone — and more to being a family than they ever thought possible. The cast includes Sarah Wayne Callies, Clive Standen, Tom Everett Scott, J. August Richards, Blue Chapman, Emjay Anthony, Michele Weaver, Thalia Tran, Steven Silver and Michael O'Neill. The show is inspired by best-selling author Bruce Feiler's book “Council of Dads.” Tony Phelan & Joan Rater “Grey's Anatomy” will write and executive produce along with David Gould and Jason Wilborn. Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman CSI franchise and KristieAnne Reed “Lucifer,” “CSI: Cyber” will executive produce. “Council of Dads” is produced by Universal Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Midwest Livestock Productions.
LINCOLN RHYME: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR
Inspired by the best-selling book, the enigmatic and notorious serial killer known only as “The Bone Collector” once terrified New York City ... until he seemingly disappeared. Now, three years later, when an elaborate murder points to his return, it brings former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme out of retirement and back into the fold. Rhyme has a personal connection to the case — a trap set by the killer left him paralyzed — but this time he's teaming up with Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who's got her own gift for proﬁling. This unlikely detective duo will play a deadly new game of cat and mouse with the brilliant psychopath who brought them together. But how do you catch a killer who always seems to be one step ahead? The cast includes Russell Hornsby, Arielle Kebbel, Brían F. O'Byrne, Tate Ellington, Courtney Grosbeck, Ramses Jimenez, Brooke Lyons, Roslyn Ruff and Michael Imperioli. Mark Bianculli and VJ Boyd created the show and executive produce. Barry O'Brien executive produces and is the showrunner. Seth Gordon directed the pilot and executive produces. Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan executive produce for Keshet Media Group. Steve Shill also serves as an executive producer/director. “Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector” is produced by Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television and in association with Keshet Studios.
ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST
If there's a song in your heart, it will get in her head. Jane Levy stars in this high-concept drama as Zoey Clarke, a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco. After an unusual event, Zoey, who always preferred podcasts over pop songs, suddenly starts to hear the innermost wants, thoughts and desires of the people around her — her family, co-workers and complete strangers — through popular songs. At first, she questions her own sanity, but after getting some guidance from her musically adept neighbor, Mo, and making a breakthrough with her ailing father, Zoey soon realizes this unwanted curse may just be an incredibly wonderful gift as she connects with the world like never before. The series stars Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, with Peter Gallagher and Mary Steenburgen. Lauren Graham is special guest star. Austin Winsberg will write and executive produce. Richard Shepard will direct and executive produce pilot only. Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, Kim Tannenbaum and Eric Tannenbaum, David Blackman and Daniel Inkeles will executive produce. Jason Wang will co-executive produce. Dan Magnante will produce. “Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist” is produced by Lionsgate and Universal Television in association with the Tannenbaum Company, Feigco Entertainment and Universal Music Group's Polygram.
NEW COMEDY SERIES
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Young parents Dave and Rebecca are ready to reclaim their life after years of diapers and sleepless nights. However, things take an unexpected turn when Dave's parents show up unannounced and broke, leaving Dave with no choice but to open the door to the two people who gave him everything. But these boomerang parents aren't great with boundaries and the question of who's parenting who quickly becomes blurred. The cast includes Fran Drescher, Adam Pally, Steven Weber, Abby Elliott and Jessy Hodges. Dan Levy will write and executive produce. Doug Robinson and David Guarascio will executive produce. Adam Pally will co-executive produce. “Indebted” is a co-production between by Sony Pictures Television and Universal Television in association with Doug Robinson Productions.
NEW ALTERNATIVE SERIES
LITTLE BIG SHOTS
Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated actress, comedian and producer Melissa McCarthy joins as the new host of “Little Big Shots,” from executive producer Ellen DeGeneres, for an all-new and totally reinvented season. Melissa introduces us to a new generation of amazing kids from the U.S. and beyond, all of whom will show off the surprising, smart, funny and downright awesome things they can do. From brainy little whiz kids to mini virtuosos, it's going to be an exciting, inspiring and adorable time for all. And with the invincible pairing of Ellen and Melissa, two of the funniest and most talented women in Hollywood at the helm, kids who defy the odds, reject stereotypes and conquer their dreams will give us a peek at what today's cutest — and tomorrow's biggest — talents look like! “Little Big Shots” is executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres, Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Steve Harvey, Jeff Kleeman, Alison Holloway, Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner. The series is produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted Television in association with East 112th Street Productions, A Very Good Production and On the Day Productions.
First Schooled changed showrunners and now The Goldbergs is doing the same .
Creator Adam F. Goldberg is stepping down as showrunner on his semi-autobiographical 1980-something set comedy. In his place, exec producers Chris Bishop and Alex Barnow will take over as showrunners for the upcoming seventh season of the ABC comedy from Sony TV.
The changes arrive after Goldberg moved his overall deal from his longtime home at Sony TV the lone producers of The Goldbergs to ABC Studios which co-produces 1990s-set spinoff Schooled. Goldberg will remain involved with both series as an exec producer and likely continue to provide the home videos that have become the beloved end tags on The Goldbergs.
For their part, Bishop and Barnow have been with The Goldbergs since the series debuted. They each have separate multiple-year overall deals with indie studio Sony TV that take them through 2021. The Goldbergs is renewed through season seven and the 2019-2020 broadcast season.
Bishop's credits also include Schooled, working with Goldberg on Imaginary Mary and Breaking In as well as Still Standing. He's with 3 Arts and Hansen Jacobson. Barnow's credits include Mr. Sunshine, Til Death, Rules of Engagement and Family Guy. He's with Hansen Jacobson.
Bishop and Barnow's promotions arrive 10 days after spinoff Schooled also changed showrunners. Tim Doyle The Kids Are Alright was named showrunner in the '90s comedy starring A.J. Michalka and Brett Dier. He replaced co-creator and showrunner Marc Firek.
With his new ABC Studios overall deal, Goldberg is said to be actively focused on development as well as helping ensure the tone of The Goldbergs and Schooled remains. Goldberg still breaks all of the stories for both shows.
The Goldbergs and Schooled are set to return Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, respectively, on ABC.
nother Saturday Night Live reunion is happening on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Vanessa Bayer is set to guest star on the seventh season of the NBC cop comedy, joining series star and fellow SNL alum Andy Samberg.
Samberg took to the Lonely Island Instagram to do a lowkey announcement of the casting news with a photo of the two of them in police garb and ready for some Nine-Nine action see below.
Bayer is the latest SNL alum to guest star on the NBC comedy. Previous SNL-ers that have appeared on the series include Jenny Slate, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph and Adam Sandler.
fter being canceled at Fox, Brooklyn Nine-Nine moved to NBC for a sixth season. Earlier this year, it was renewed for a seventh season. Created by the Parks and Recreation duo of Dan Goor and Michael Schur, Brooklyn Nine-Nine centers on Samberg’s Peralta, a screwball who happens to be a real good cop. His captain in the NYPD's 99th Precinct is Raymond Holt, a seen-it-all and emotion-challenged captain played by Andre Braugher, who scored three consecutive Emmy noms for Supporting Actor from 2014-2016. The cast also includes Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Stephanie Beatriz, Joel McKinnon Miller and Dirk Blocker. View this post on Instagram
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arren Star's Younger will keep going on TV Land. The Viacom network has picked up a seventh season of the hit comedy series halfway through its Season 6 run. With the renewal, Younger becomes TV Land’s longest running original series, surpassing Hot In Cleveland, and one of the longest-running cable sitcoms.
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Younger's sixth season, which debuted June 12, logged the series’ highest-rated season premiere in People 25-54 and Women 25-54 demos. It was also up +23% year-to-year among total viewers, drawing 1.3 million viewers.
Coming off a fifth season that ranked as its highest-rated ever among adults 18-49, Younger remains the top cable sitcom for the third year in a row among W25-54 and W18-49.
“Season after season, Younger has continued to reach new s and build an incredibly loyal fan base,” said Keith Cox, President, Development and Production, Paramount Network and TV Land. “We love this talented and amazing cast and can't wait to see what Darren has in store for season seven.”
Younger established TV Land as destination for single-camera comedies and has consistently grown its ratings season after season. The show was supposed to move to sibling Paramount Network for Season 6 before the decision was reversed and Younger remained on its original network.
Younger, the only remaining original scripted series on TV Land, stars Sutton Foster, with Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann, Molly Bernard and Charles Michael Davis. It follows follows Liza Miller Foster, a talented editor navigating the highly competitive world of publishing — while juggling the complications of mixing business with pleasure and facing the lie she created about her age to land her dream job.
In season six, Kelsey Duff is leaning into her new role as publisher at the freshly minted Millennial Print, while Liza and Charles get acclimated to their new normal now that Charles Hermann is no longer running the business.
Over the years, Younger has expanded into a multiplatform franchise, including after-show Getting Younger, the Younger Uncovered podcast; and two books published by Simon & Schuster.
Younger is created, executive produced and written by Darren Star, with Tony Hernandez of JAX Media executive producing. Dottie Zicklin, Eric Zicklin and Alison Brown also serve as executive producers and writers on the series. Star is about to start production on his new Paramount Network series, dramedy Emily in Paris starring Lily Collins.