Brooklyn Nine-Nine saved as NBC picks up show following outcry

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Fox cancelled Brooklyn Nine-Nine after the show's fifth season only averaged 1.75 million viewers and a 0.73 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Brooklyn Nine-Nine likewise has a relationship with TBS, which airs reruns of the show. On Friday morning there was chatter that Hulu or Netflix would rescue the show. The show's return will be for a shorter time than past seasons - 13 episodes rather than 22, but it will indeed be back in 2018-19. Brooklyn Nine-Nine would make sense for all of the outlets mentioned above: Hulu and Netflix can add to their growing lists of comedies and pop culture programs, while TBS and NBC continue to stack their primetime schedules with sitcoms. Goor and Schur executive produce alongside David Miner and Luke Del Tredici. And Samberg rocketed to fame on the network's star-making Saturday Night Live.

'Brooklyn Nine Nine just got cancelled [sic] can't even breathe rn @FOXTV u guys just made the biggest mistake ever. #brooklyn99 fans are the best fans in the world.

NBC's pickup of Brooklyn Nine-Nine brings the number of Schur series on the network to three - he also has The Good Place, which was renewed for a third season and the newly picked up comedy Abby's. Universal Television, Fremulon, Dr. Goor Productions, and 3 Arts Entertainment produce.

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This is the second year in a row that NBC has delivered an Upfront surprise. Be forewarned @FOXTV-when networks dump shows I love, I'm known for holding grudges a long, L-O-N-G time. In that case, Sony TV gave up a large piece of ownership on the Shawn Ryan drama in exchange for an abbreviated-episode renewal.

Fans of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" were stunned when Fox announced they were cancelling it along with fellow comedies "The Mick" and "The Last Man on Earth". If you ask me, Hulu seems like the most likely landing spot for the show, as the streaming service has always hosted the show, with all five seasons now streaming.

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