Update: Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been saved. After Netflix and Hulu reportedly passed on the opportunity to bring the show back, NBC has taken the plunge and renewed the acclaimed comedy for Season 6. The news was shared by numerous people involved with the show on Twitter, all of whom seemed quite excited about the news.
NBC being the one to save the show actually makes sense, given that Brooklyn Nine-Nine is produced by Universal Television–a branch of NBC itself. There’s not yet a premiere date for Season 6 or any further details, but just knowing that the show’s final episode won’t be the upcoming season finale is more than enough good news for now.
Hey everyone, just wanted to say no big deal but…. NBC JUST PICKED #BROOKLYN99 UP FOR SEASON 6!!! Thanks in no small part to you, the best fans in the history of the world!
— Dan Goor (@djgoor) May 12, 2018
Original Story: Surprising and angering fans, Fox this week announced the cancelation of the cult comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but the show may live again.
Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that, just hours after Fox announced the show’s cancellation, multiple networks reached out to producers Universal Television. According to the site, Netflix, Hulu, TBS, and NBC all made calls, though these might have been only exploratory in nature. It would in fact be more surprising and noteworthy if no networks came calling. We don’t know anything about what might have been said or discussed on the phone calls, but it seems encouraging for the show to have other networks take some kind of interest.
Universal Television company declined to comment on THR’s report. The other two shows that Fox canceled this week, The Mick and The Last Man on Earth, are also in discussions with new homes to potentially come back, THR’s sources said. Go to THR to see the full report.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which stars SNL veteran Andy Samberg, premiered in 2013. According to Deadline, the show failed to find a substantial audience in part because it moved back and forth between Sunday and Tuesday. The show was created by Parks and Recreation creators Dan Goor and Michael Schur.