The 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' season 6 release date has finally been revealed

The 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' season 6 release date has finally been revealed

Only months ago, we all thought the Brooklyn Nine-Nine dream was over.

On May 10th, fans were devastated when it was announced Fox had canceled the sitcom after five seasons, two Emmy Awards and hours upon hours of stellar comedy.

However, the beloved sitcom would rise again. Only 31 hours - and tens of thousands of outraged fans - later, NBC revealed they were picking up the Andy Samberg-led series on May 11th.

Viewers were thrilled, and the only question left to answer was: when did the new season air?

This vital piece of information was seemingly revealed this week by none other than Terry Crews, who plays Sergeant Terry Jeffords.

In an Instagram Live Story, the 50-year-old actor let the cat out of the bag when he declared the sixth season would be airing on NBC in January 2019.

While the news hasn't been officially confirmed by the network, it seems somewhat trustworthy, given that Crews is one of the main stars of the show.

Weird, you would have thought Hitchcock and Scully would be the ones to accidentally let it slip.

Immediately after fans caught wind of the release date, they went crazy, taking to social media to express their delight

"YASS BROOKLYN 99 S6 IN JANUARY CAN THIS YEAR END ALREARY (sic)," wrote one Twitter user. They were joined by another who commented saying: "brooklyn 99 is back in January television is saved yesss", along with many, many others.

While the sitcom will return next year, it won't be completely the same, given the fact that one of the main stars is leaving. Earlier in October, Chelsea Peretti - who plays administrator Gina Linetti - confirmed she would be leaving Brooklyn Nine-Nine mid-season.

In an emotional tweet, the 40-year-old wrote: "B99 fans. Hiiiiiiiiiiii. Chelsea Peretti, here. I won't be doing a full season of Brooklyn Nine Nine in Season 6. But that doesn’t mean I won’t ever be back. I want to thank you for the hours you spent watching Gina be Gina: confident, idiotic-but-smart, pithy, and infused with rhythm and cell-phone radiation (sic)".

She continued to upload a lengthy quote written by Emmy Rossum when she announced she was leaving the US version of Shameless in August, claiming the actress "said it best".

After her announcement, Brooklyn Nine-Nine creator Dan Goor posted his own tribute, stating he tried hard to create a storyline that "lives up to the character that can only be described as 'The human embodiment of the 100 emoji".

"From the moment Mike Schur and I decided to create the show, we wanted Chelsea Peretti to be a part of it, and she always will be," he wrote. "She has brought so much to her amazing, hilarious, unique portrayal of Gina Linetti, which is not surprising since she is one of the funniest people in history."

He continued: "We have tried really hard to create a storyline for her departure that lives up to the character that can only be described as 'The human embodiment of the 100 emoji.' While it’s sad to see a member of the family leave, we are so proud of Chelsea and excited for what she does next. Also, I know for a fact this isn’t the last we’ll see of Gina Linetti. I mean she got run over by a frickin’ bus, and she only missed like a week of work."

January can't come soon enough.