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

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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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Ariana Grande’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ is 13 minutes of truly hair-raising harmonies

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Okay, there’s good news and there’s bad news. The bad news is Ariana Grande’s Carpool Karaoke never does answer the question of how exactly Grande managed to injure her hand during filming. (When the episode starts, she’s already bandaged up.)

The good news? The whole episode is awesome. Ariana Grande is a stunning singer, the harmonies her and Corden cook up are truly goosebump-raising, and there’s an entertaining segment where the two pop into a cafe for a snack.

Definitely an A+ episode all-round.

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/08/16/ariana-grande-carpool-karaoke/

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‘The Romanoffs’ trailer stars so many familiar faces: Watch

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The Romanov royal family is probably best known at this point for being executed while imprisoned during the Russian revolution in 1918. But nowadays everyone likes to claim they’re a relative, according to this trailer for The Romanoffs.

The new show, spearheaded by Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, features a really, really big cast of people including Mad Men stars Christina Hendricks and John Slattery. The show will tell eight stories of potential Romanov relatives and the people around them, with characters spanning multiple continents. Undoubtedly there will be some crossover at some point, which sound a little Game of Thrones-y in setup.

The Romanoffs spins onto Amazon Prime Video Oct. 12.

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/08/14/the-romanoffs-trailer/

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Chris Rock is set to star in ‘Fargo’ Season 4, premiering in 2019

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Madison McGaw/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9702548b) Chris Rock Governors Ball, Day 3, New York, USA – 03 Jun 2018

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“Fargo has Chris Rock booked to star in its upcoming fourth season, but that’s not even the exciting part.

Season 4 of the time-hopping anthology series shifts the setting to the seedy underbelly of Kansas City, Missouri during the 1950s. Rock is set to play the head of an African-American crime family who takes on an unusual challenge.

In a bid to foster peace between Rock’s crew and a rival Italian syndicate, the leaders of the two factions hash out a deal: They’ll swap sons. To keep the peace, Rock and his Italian counterpart trade their eldest sons with each intending to raise the child as their own.

The unusual situation takes an unexpected turn when the Italian mob boss dies on the operating table during a routine surgery. What happens from there will remain a mystery for now, but unnamed FX execs described Season 4 as a story of “immigration and assimilation and the things we do for money” at the Television Critics Association press tour on Friday (h/t Variety).

Rock, a self-professed Fargo fan, said that he “can’t wait to work with [showrunner Noah Hawley].”

The fourth season of Fargo is set to start shooting sometime in 2019, with the Season 4 premiere expected to arrive at a later point in the same year……………”

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