It's official! Thanks to show's fans Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be rescued by NBC
Here's a good news for the fans of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Their 9-1-1 alert has been answered.
The show may have been canceled by Fox but NBC has come to the rescue. The network has officially revived Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a 13-episode sixth season.
The news comes a day after Fox surprisingly canceled the Universal Television-produced comedy after five seasons. After the cancellation, a lot of pleas and calls were made to Fox to revive the show. There were swirling rumors that other networks such as Netflix and TBS, but mainly, Hulu, would revive the show.
However, just when the sixth season revival of the Golden Globe-winning series looked grim, NBC swooped in to renew the show for an abbreviated 13-episode season.
“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,” said Robert Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment chairman.
“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!”
Schur and Goor, who were college roommates, were executive producers of NBC hit 'Parks and Recreation'. Samberg rocketed to fame on the network's star-making Saturday Night Live.
"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! Nine-nine!!!!!!!!!" showrunner Goor tweeted on late Friday night.
NBC is no stranger to delivering an upfront surprise. Last year, the network canceled Timeless only to revive it days later after an impassioned pitch from producers of Sony Pictures Television and outpouring support on social media. Sony TV gave up a large piece of ownership on the Shawn Ryan drama in exchange for an abbreviated-episode renewal.
On Thursday, Fox canceled Brooklyn and a couple of other shows as the network changed course amid the pending $52.4 billion sale of assets including its studio to Disney.
The network is expected to come back with a broad demographic roster of newly ordered shows including the revival of 'Last Man Standing' a year after ABC's shocking cancellation.