The Golden Globe winning comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” which is currently running its second season on FOX, has earned a third season renewal from the network. The announcement was made by the Chairmen and CEOs of the FOX Television Group, Dana Walden and Gary Newman, during the Television Critics Association event in California last Friday, Jan. 16. Read on for the details.
The show, which averages 2.7/7 in viewership weekly, or around 5 million viewers, has been generating gains in its second year with up to 17 percent increase in viewership among its key demographics. This prompted the network to grant it another season for its good performance. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is also doing well on its Live + 3 day rating at 3.6/9, with the Jan. 4, 2015 broadcast recording the highest numbers so far.
Produced by Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment and Universal Television, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is written and created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur, who are also both working behind the scenes on “Parks and Recreation.” With the latter show ending this season on NBC, Goor and Schur have at least one remaining network series in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” with no other TV projects in assignment to date.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” first premiered on Sept. 17, 2013 and met a series high rating of 6.17 million viewers in its debut. The show remains one of FOX’s consistent performers. The second season, renewed in March 2014, debuted on Sept. 28, 2014.
In its first year on air, the show was awarded Best Comedy series at the Golden Globes in January 2014, while its lead star Andy Samberg was honored as Best Comedy Actor. Samberg also won the Best Actor plum at the American Comedy Awards. Another star, Andre Braugher, received the Best Supporting Actor honor at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards also in 2014. The show, Samberg and Braugher, were also nominated in other award giving bodies for television in the previous year.
Recently, the show launched its very first game app in partnership between RED Games and Universal Studios. The puzzle “Kwazy Cupcakes” is actually based on a storyline in the series, which alludes to a simple yet quite addictive game. The game app was launched last Jan. 3, 2015 and can be downloaded for free with any iPhone, iTouch, iPad or Android device.
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Catch “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” every Sunday evenings at 8:30 p.m. on FOX.
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