NBC Revokes 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Cancellation After Fans Went Berserk

Credit John P. Fleenor  Fox  Universal Television

Credit John P. Fleenor Fox Universal Television

A much more predictable cancellation than "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", Will Forte's irreverent apocalyptic comedy struggled to find an audience throughout its run but was a consistent critical hit that was most likely the reason it lasted this long.

"Ultimately we felt we did not have the exact right place to schedule", the show having performed best on Sunday, where Fox chose to give animated Bob's Burgers the plum time period and "chance to grow". This year, Brooklyn Nine-Nine received praise for its representation of LGBT characters, taking home the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Nearly immediately upon learning the news, Twitter exploded into fan fury, despite the fact the show has been pulling in an unimpressive 2.7-million viewers in its current fifth season.

"Usually January and February are periods for us where we do some treading water while "The Voice" is off between fall and spring and this year I am really thrilled about what we put together driven by unscripted shows", Greenblatt said. The show still has two episodes left in its fifth season.

"We heard the news, we were all really sad, and then Twitter exploded, and we were shocked by that, and just so. having all the feelings", she said. This news became one of the most resonant in recent months, hundreds of thousands of fans around the world began to protest against the closure.


And NBC is holding the Fox comedy it saved, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", and several other shows for midseason.

The success of the rebooted "Roseanne" on ABC emboldened Fox to revive "Last Man Standing", which is produced by its studio, but the decision was already in the works, Walden said.

The idea came after This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown made an appearance on Brooklyn Nine-Nine back in April. "I was like, 'I'll never see these guys again, they'll split up, they'll go to other shows, ' I was just so hurt". "It's a really amusing show..." I was working on another show and I got the email that we were canceled. Though I'm sure that not only will that be info be released soon, but does it even matter? It's one of the great shows of the past 30 years. "It wouldn't have happened without you".

"Last Man Standing" is set to return this fall.

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