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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 5 Return Date Announced

Mark your calendars, Nine-Nine fans. The series is headed your way — and fast. 

Fox has announced that the hit comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine is returning for the back half of its fifth season on Sunday, March 18. The Andy Samberg-starrer will shift to the 8:30 p.m ET time slot, replacing the spot freshman comedy series Ghosted previously occupied. 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor celebrated the series' return on social media. "Very happy to announce that Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be back on Fox on Sunday, March 18 at 8:30. Can't wait for everyone to see the second half of the season!" Goor wrote in a Twitter post.

Since 2016, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has bounced around a few different time slots (8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., and most recently 9:30 p.m. in the fall of 2017), but has stuck to a Tuesday debut date. Seeing it land a new day of the week altogether is certainly refreshing, though longtime fans will remember that the series aired in the Sunday at 8:30 p.m. window back in season two and for the first half of season three. 

The remaining episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine season five will start right where things left off in the winter finale, in which Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz) came out as a bisexual woman. Rollercoaster plot-lines fans are bound to ride on are Captain Holt's (Andre Braugher) saturated-with-anticipation character arc that may end with him becoming Police Commissioner, as well as the moments leading up to Jake (Samberg) and Amy's (Melissa Fumero) wedding. Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez and Black Panther actor Sterling K. Brown are set to make guest appearances in the forthcoming episodes. 

Co-created by Michael Schur, Brooklyn Nine-Nine also features Terry Crews as Detective Sergeant Terence "Terry" Jeffords, Joe Lo Truglio as Detective Charles Boyle, Chelsea Peretti as Regina "Gina" Linetti, Dirk Blocker as Detective Michael Hitchcock, and Joel McKinnon Miller as Detective Norman "Norm" Scully. 

Here's the official synopsis for the series: "Detective Jake Peralta, a talented and carefree cop with the best arrest record, has never had to follow the rules too closely or work very hard. That changes when Ray Holt, a man with a lot to prove, becomes the new commanding officer of Brooklyn's 99th precinct. As Holt reminds Peralta to respect the badge, an extremely competitive colleague — Detective Amy Santiago — starts to close in on the hotshot cop's arrest record. Other members of the precinct include Sgt. Terry Jeffords, a devoted family man, Detective Charles Boyle, a hard worker who idolizes Jake, and Rosa Diaz, a sexy-yet-intimidating detective. Civilian office manager Gina Linetti is tasked with cleaning up everyone's mess, while somehow getting involved in everyone's business."