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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ fans are thrilled after NBC’s surprise save

Charmaine Blake

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine isn’t going anywhere.

After Fox abruptly cancelled the sitcom on Thursday, NBC stepped up the next day to announce plans for a 13-episode sixth season. It’s not clear when the new episodes will air, but fans can at least rest easy in the knowledge that the show will have an opportunity to deliver a sense of closure.

That’s not to say Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s newly confirmed sixth season will necessarily be its last. NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt avoided addressing the show’s future one way or another in a statement announcing the news (h/t/ The Hollywood Reporter).

“Ever since we sold this show to Fox I’ve regretted letting it get away, and it’s high time it came back to its rightful home,” Greenblatt said. “[Co-creators] Mike Schur, Dan Goor and [star] Andy Samberg grew up on NBC and we’re all thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest and best-cast comedies in a long time will take its place in our comedy lineup. I speak for everyone at NBC, here’s to the Nine-Nine!”

As Greenblatt’s statement suggests, NBC isn’t a surprising savior for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The company’s production arm, Universal Television, produces the series. Fox saw interest from other potential buyers, including Hulu and Netflix (both of which passed, according to THR), but NBC makes sense.

It helps that Schur, co-creator of NBC’s beloved Parks and Recreation (which Goor executive produced), already has a hit with the network in The Good Place. He’s also got another series on the way, called Abby’s. Samberg, too, has NBC ties going back to his days as a Saturday Night Live cast member.

Predictably, Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s vocal fan community — which roared so loudly following the cancellation, a return for the show seemed more like a “when” than an “if” — greeted NBC’s news with a mix of enthusiasm and memes.

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True crime podcast ‘Dirty John’ has been made into a TV series, and here’s the trailer

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“If you listened right up until the last disturbing seconds of true story podcast Dirty John, seeing it turned into a television series is a pretty harrowing experience.

The six-part podcast presented by Los Angeles Times journalist Christopher Goffard and produced by Wondery (who also produced Dr. Death), has been made into a Bravo series. And now, we have a trailer.

Based on a chilling true story of abuse, manipulation, deception, and violence, Dirty John sees Connie Britton takes on the central role of interior designer Debra Newell, while Eric Bana looks downright menacing playing her formidable partner John Meehan, a.k.a. Dirty John.

Dirty John premieres Nov. 25 at 10 p.m. on Bravo and will run for eight episodes.”

Read more: https://mashable.com/video/dirty-john-trailer/

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‘Doctor Who’ history is made: The Doctor is back, and America loves her.

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Jodie Whittaker, flanked by showrunner Chris Chibnall and producer Matt Strevens, basks in the glow of the crowd at Madison Square Garden.

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“Finally, a world of Doctor Who fans has seen the result of a very brave and controversial decision, unprecedented in the show’s 55-year history.

That’s right: in Sunday’s episode, for the first time ever, most characters on the show — including the lead — speak with broad Yorkshire accents.

Luckily, that trail was blazed by Game of Thrones, so hopefully most American audiences can understand what the hell this Sheffield crew is talking about.

Oh yes, and Jodie Whittaker just happens to be the first woman to play the Doctor. But judging by a packed house of fans at Madison Square Garden, where Whittaker and incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall watched and discussed her first episode live with New York Comic Con attendees, that part was not controversial in the slightest……………………..”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/doctor-who-woman-fell-earth-premiere-fans/

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Leslie Jones and Pete Davidson broke character and laughed openly on ‘SNL’

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Add Saturday Night Live‘s “So You’re Willing to Date a Magician?” to the Breaking Hall of Fame.

The dating show sketch, which featured Awkwafina as a bachelorette who’s “not feeling too picky right now,” was pretty funny on its own. But Leslie Jones laughing so hard she had to hide behind her question card puts it squarely into “delightful” territory.

Hey, you can’t tell us you wouldn’t crack up at Kenan Thompson and those nails.

Read more: https://mashable.com/video/saturday-night-live-leslie-jones-magicians/

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