By Tony Maglio
Hipster criminals beware: The detectives of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” are sticking around the borough a little longer.
Fox picked up an additional nine episodes of the Andy Samberg comedy, bringing the series to a 22-episode order. The network also announced that the show will join “New Girl” in a special one-hour comedy event airing immediately after the Super Bowl.
“It’s exciting to see that both critics and fans love ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ as much as we do,” said Kevin Reilly, chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “With Andy [Samberg] and Andre [Braugher] out in front of this incredible ensemble, it feels like this show is going to be around for a long time.”
Through five telecasts, the comedy is averaging a 2.1 rating/6 share among the key 18-49 demo, with 4.9 million total viewers, according to Nielsen’s most current data.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was created and written by Dan Goor (“Parks and Recreation”) and Michael Schur (“Parks and Recreation,” “The Office”).
The special hour block with “New Girl” will air on Sunday, Feb. 2, following Super Bowl XLVIII on Fox.