By Gary Levin
Fox's cop comedyBrooklyn Nine-Nineis expanding its precinct.
The freshman series, starring Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, has been extended for a full season of 22 episodes, the network announced Friday. And it's been given another vote of confidence: A berth, along withNew Girl,behind Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 2.
"It's exciting to see that both critics and fans loveBrooklyn Nine-Nineas much as we do," says Fox chairman Kevin Reilly in a statement announcing the extension. "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."
The show could use some more of those fans: Its averaging just under 5 million viewers on Tuesdays this season. But Fox research shows that when video on demand, DVR playback and streaming are counted, the premiere episode (which aired Sept. 17) has amassed 14.6 million viewers.
Also Friday, CBS announced full-season extensions of comediesThe Crazy Ones, The MillersandMom. Typically, new shows get 13-episode orders; in success (or lack of failure), networks add nine more episodes to fill out (with repeats) a full TV season.