Fox comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine will hit the small screen for the second half of Season 5 on March 18 with new characters and celebrity guests, co-creator Dan Goor confirms on Twitter.
The American sitcom starring Detective Jake Peralta, a talented cop with an excellent track record, will replace the American sitcom Ghosted, which temporarily ended its last season on Jan. 7 and its renewal status remains unclear.
"VERY happy to announce that #Brooklyn99 will be back on @foxtv on Sunday, March 18 at 8:30. Can't wait for everyone to see the second half of the season!!!!!" Goor tweeted on Friday.
The all-new episodes for the second half of Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 5 will star new characters including Sterling K. Brown and Gina Rodriguez.
Fox tapped Brown to play the role of Philip Davidson, a murder suspect who is subjected to Detective Peralta (Andy Samberg) and Captain Holt's (Andre Braugher) nightlong interrogation. Brown's tenure on the show will focus mainly on one storyline contrary to previous episodes.
The 41-year-old Missouri-born actor won back-to-back Emmy awards in 2016 and 2017 for his role in People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story. He also garnered both an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal in the NBC drama This Is Us.
Fans are delighted to see Brown appear in the Marvel reincarnation of Black Panther and the upcoming sci-fi thriller The Predator, which will be released in September 2018.
Meanwhile, Fox also confirmed the appearance of the Annihilated star Rodriguez later in the season. While there are no further details pertaining to her role, fans said it would seem natural to presume that Rodriguez could be playing Detective Diaz's new girlfriend.
Rumors of Rodriguez joining the Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast surfaced in January when Stephanie Beatriz said she thinks the actress would play a fantastic role on the show. In response, Rodriguez cannot seem to hide her excitement on Twitter.
"Um...can I get an audition @Brooklyn99FOX ?!? *applies lip gloss and puckers lips* @iamstephbeatz you know I'm ready and on the sidelines like Go Rosa Go!" Rodriguez wrote.
For the remaining episodes of Season 5, Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be back to its original timeslot on Sundays, 8:30 p.m. The show was rescheduled for airing several times in different seasons from 8 p.m., back to 8:30 p.m. and the latest being 9 p.m. last fall.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine will pick up from its winter finale episode where Detective Rosa Diaz revealed herself as a bisexual. In the next episode, Captain Holt's fate will be decided whether or not he will become a police commissioner. Jake and Amy's wedding will culminate the final episode of the show.