We've been getting word of all manner of cancellations and renewals lately as networks decide what shows should and should not come back for another season. Luckily, we have some very good news out of Fox today. Sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine has officially scored a renewal order and will be back for a fifth season.
A renewal for Season 5 has been far from a sure thing. The current fourth season currently averages only 2.2 million viewers and a 0.91 rating in the essential 18-49 age demographic. Those numbers aren't terrible, but they're also somewhat skewed, as recent episodes have done markedly worse than the higher-rated episodes in the beginning of the season. The latest episode only landed a 0.6 rating and 1.43 million viewers. Still, it's worth noting that the big ratings dip came after the show returned from a three-month hiatus. The long break may be to blame for the drop.
Variety reports that the fifth season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine will take it over the big Episode 100 milestone, which could lead to lucrative syndication deals being struck for Fox. Throw in the facts that the show has gotten positive critical attention and Fox may be giving the axe to its other long-running live action comedy, and renewing Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a solid call by Fox.
Hopefully Andre Braugher will finally take home that Emmy! If you ask me, there's nothing funnier on primetime than Andre Braugher, with all his dignified Shakespearean delivery, dropping deadpan jokes that nobody else could possibly make work. Special kudos also have to go to Andy Samberg, who has come into his own as an actor, capable of tackling heartfelt and even dramatic storylines in between punchlines and pratfalls. A cancellation taking this Braugher, Samberg, and the rest of the ensemble off the airwaves would be a big shame.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is also unique for the big name guest stars that have dropped by, many of them reuniting with Andy Samberg from their mutual days on SNL. We also got Nathan Fillion not too long ago, and Craig Robinson is always a joy when he thwarts Jake time and time again as the Pontiac Bandit.
Season 4 still has a few episodes left, so be sure to tune in to Fox on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET to see what happens next. Stick around at CinemaBlend for the latest in TV news, and don't forget to check out our summer TV premiere schedule to discover all your viewing options now and in the coming weeks. Be sure to drop by our rundowns for cable/streaming and broadcast TV renewals and cancellations as well. Our TV season finale schedule can give you all you need to know about your shows ending.