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Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher's freshman cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine was picked up for a full season by Fox, the network announced on Friday, bring it to a 22-episode order. "It's exciting to see that both critics and fans love Brooklyn Nine-Nine as much as we do," Fox president Kevin Reilly said in a statement. "With Andy and Andre out in front of this incredible ensemble, it feels like this show is going to be around for a long time."
But Brooklyn Nine-Nine isn't the only comedy the network has taken a liking to as a Fox source tells us Seth MacFarlane's Dads is also on course to get picked up for a full season. There's no rush on the announcement because multi-camera shows need less lead time for scripts and production. (Brooklyn Nine-Nine is single camera.)
Even better than a full season pickup? Fox announced that Brooklyn Nine-Nine will air alongside New Girl in a special one-hour comedy event after Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, aka the best lead-in ever.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine's first five episodes have averaged 4.9 million viewers and a 2.1 rating in the adults 18-49 demo. The most recent episode of Dads, which stars Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi, attracted 3.4 million viewers and notched a 1.5 rating in the demo. The series' premier episode courted controversy as it featured a slew of sexual and racial remarks, but executive producer Mike Scully stressed that Dads isn't setting out to offend anyone. "We don't want the show to be the racial insult comedy show," he said. "It's a comedy about fathers and sons…anytime you're doing a show, for the first six episodes, you're still improving."
The networks have been busy picking up and canceling shows recently: Fox renewed new hit drama Sleepy Hollow for a second season, while NBC gave The Blacklist a full season order and canceled Ironside and Welcome to the Family. CBS picked up The Crazy Ones, Mom and The Millers and canceled We Are Men. ABC canceled Lucky 7, but gave Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. a full season order.