When FOX canceled “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” this week, fans immediately took to social-media to share their thoughts with the network and started a campaign to save the show. The popular comedy was one of several series that FOX cutdown over the weekend, including “Last Man on Earth,” “Lucifer,” and “The Mick”. There’s a silver-lining in this story, at least for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” because NBC has decided to give the show another shot on their network.
FOX is clearing the network’s schedule to make room for “Thursday Night Football” and to make room for “Last Man Standing: Season 7,” which the network decided to renew after it was cancelled by ABC last year. FOX’s decision to renew an aging conservative-comedy is great news for older viewers, and to compete with ABC’s “Rosanne,” but younger-viewers lost four of their favorite shows. Netflix and Hulu passed on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” giving NBC the chance to pick-up Season 6 and play the hero.
NBC will be keeping the same “Nine-Nine” cast and crew, and Season 6 will have 13-episodes. After NBC confirmed the pick-up on social-media, the cast and their fans started celebrating all morning with gifs and congratulations.
The series follows the exploits of Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), his diverse, lovable colleagues and Captain Holt (Andre Braugher), as they police the NYPD’s 99th precinct. The series just celebrated a major milestone this season, hitting their 99th episode. The show itself comes from Emmy Award-winning writer/producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” won the 2014 Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical (Samberg). Braugher earned three consecutive Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, from 2014-2016. Season 5 was produced by Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Fremulon and Dr. Goor Productions. The series was created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur, and is executive-produced by Goor, Schur, David Miner and Luke Del Tredici.
No word yet on “Lucifer,” which is also hoping to jump to another network for its next season.