- ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ has been renewed for a sixth 13-episode season.
- Cast and writers thanked fans on social media for causing such an uproar when Fox cancelled the show.
- The show will now be broadcast on NBC.
Fans were completely devastated when Fox announced the New York detective comedy ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ wasn’t going to be renewed. Although some say it was the fans themselves at fault for not watching the show.
Twitter was covered in dedications to the show, and pleads with streaming services Hulu and Netflix to pick it up. But it was NBC to the rescue, commissioning the show for a 13-episode sixth season.
— NBC Entertainment (@nbc) May 12, 2018
Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s cocreator Dan Goor announced the news on twitter, saying it was in no small part thanks to “the best fans in the history of the world.”
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
Melissa Fumero, who plays Amy Santiago in the show, also thanked fans on twitter for saving the show.
#Brooklyn99 IS COMING BACK FOR SEASON 6 YOU GUYS ON NBC!!!!! You did this!! You got loud and you were heard and you saved our show!! Thank you!! Thank you to NBC!! NINE NINE!!!!! pic.twitter.com/cTycfF4FoR
— Melissa Fumero (@melissafumero) May 12, 2018
Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been critically praised for its diversity, and for the way it handles sensitive topics like racism and sexuality.
Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Andre Braugher, Stephanie Beatriz, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker, and Joel McKinnon Miller are all stars of the show.
“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, the chairman of NBC Entertainment. “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 line-up.”
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