The workplace, cop comedy stars Andy Samberg, Andrew Braugher and Terry Crews, and has been one of the fall’s better-reviewed comedies. The show is pitted against NCIS and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and hasn’t been performing as well as it could out of it’s Dads lead-in, but it definitely stands out amongst it’s in-genre competition and is deserving of a full season.
Fox’s giving the show the back nine shows their faith in the comedy, despite the aforementioned tough competition and less-than-desireable lead-in.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine will also air in February after the Super bowl with an episode of Fox’s other hit comedy, New Girl. The post-game lead-in is generally considered a sweet spot for a ratings boost, and offers the net a chance to promote the show more heavily midseason.