You did it, people tweeting sad tweets about Brooklyn Nine-Nine. You saved the show.
Since its debut in 2013, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has acquired some fierce fans. So when networks announced what shows they would be cancelling this week, people were shocked and outraged when Fox announced it was getting the ax. The critically-acclaimed police sitcom ran for five seasons but garnered tragically low ratings for how good it was. And if you were on social media after the news hit, you probably saw a lot of displeased fans tweeting about it, including celebrity fans like Mark Hamill, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Guillermo del Toro.
Early speculation circled that Netflix and Hulu were possibly looking at saving the show, but the streaming services quickly passed. Just as the “acceptance” stage of grief was setting in, an unlikely hero swooped in to save what withering hope was left.
NBC, owner of Universal Television, who produces the show, picked it up for a sixth, thirteen-episode season. Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, happily spoke about the renewal in a statement: ”
“Ever since we sold this show to Fox I’ve regretted letting it get away, and it’s high time it came back to its rightful home. Mike Schur, Dan Goor and Andy Samberg grew up on NBC, and we’re all thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and best-cast comedies in a long time will take its place in our comedy lineup. I speak for everyone at NBC, here’s to the Nine-Nine!”
If you’re ecstatic about NBC coming in clutch and preserving what is worthy of preservation in this increasingly harsh world, you’re not alone. Please enjoy this collection of tweets from the cast and crew, who are all equally happy they get to keep making their art as you are.
Not since Community got its own sixth season has an outpouring of love for a unique, quality sitcom melted the hearts of television executives in such a way. Whenever Brooklyn Nine-Nine returns on NBC, be sure to check it out.
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