'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Makes Triumphant Return on NBC

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Makes Triumphant Return on NBC

Brooklyn Nine-Nine made the transition from Fox to NBC this week, a move that arguably makes a lot of sense for the comedy. The season premiere of the series didn't miss a step as it picked up where it left off. Read on for one critic's take.

Via The Hollywood Reporter.

Look, sometimes things just work out for everybody.

When Fox cancelled Brooklyn Nine-Nine last spring, there was a solid 24 hours of outrage and garment rending, from lowly TV critics and less lowly Lin-Manuel Mirandas alike.

Then NBC picked Brooklyn Nine-Nine up and there was great rejoicing.

Well, you may mock Fox for essentially choosing to resurrect Last Man Standing instead of continuing with Brooklyn Nine-Nine and the ratings speak for themselves. Fox is happy.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, meanwhile, returns to TV on Thursday night to what is probably a better home for it anyway. As an NBCUniversal production, it's now in-house for NBC and they have reasons to nurture it that maybe Fox never did, and even if there isn't more hands-on nurturing, Brooklyn Nine-Nine just feels like it fits better paired with co-creator Mike Schur's NBC favorite The Good Place or in the same sphere as NBC's comparable workplace comedy Superstore. Along those lines, watch Superstore if you're not watching it already. It really is one of the best things on broadcast TV these days, a show that started off star-driven and has become a precious ensemble that can do wackiness or, when the situation calls for it, play drama. It's really a lot like Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Consider this, then, less a "review" and more a "reassurance." The Brooklyn Nine-Nine that premieres Thursday night on NBC is essentially the Brooklyn Nine-Nine you remember from Fox. That's a very good thing, indeed.

Although it isn't some spoiler-rich mythology-based show that one could ruin by revealing key details, it's still more friendly to tip-toe around what transpires in the first two episodes of the 18-episode sixth season.

When we left, Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) had successfully tied the knot, capping off one of the smoother TV transitions you'll ever see from will-they-or-won't-they flirtation to tentative romance to engagement to marriage.

Get the rest of the story at The Hollywood Reporter.

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