Shortly after Fox announced that it was canceling cult comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” fans stormed the internet with strong emotional reactions. Some were in disbelief, while others asked for streaming platforms like Hulu and Netflix to save the show.
In the past streaming services have been willing to pick up cast off shows especially from Fox. On Saturday NBC announced that it will be saving “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and giving the show a sixth season.
Fox Cancels more than just “Nine-Nine”
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” wasn’t the only show that Fox decided to cancel. Other comedies such as “The Mick” and “The Last Man on Earth” were canceled. The network also canceled the show “Lucifer.”
No word yet on what could be taking over “The Mick” and “Lucifer” time slots, but the Fox announced it will be reviving Tim Allen’s show “Last Man Standing.” Allen’s show will take over “The Last Man on Earth” time slot.
“Last Man Standing” had originally appeared on ABC but was canceled a year ago. Fans of the show accused ABC of canceling the show due to Allen being an outspoken conservative. ABC claimed it was because the show wasn’t performing as well as they hoped.
NBC has a long history with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
NBC initially was the network in control of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” before deciding to sell it to Fox before the show premiered. After announcing the show would be coming back, NBC chairman expressed regret for letting the show go and excitement the show would be coming back.
“Ever since we sold this show to Fox I’ve regretted letting it get away, and its high time it came back to its rightful home,” said NBC chairman Robert, Greenblatt.
Fans started a massive social media movement hours after the show was canceled trying to do anything they could to save it and it seemed to work.NBC even acknowledged that the fan’s strong reaction was a major reason they had decided to give the show another chance.
Shortly after NBC announced the news, cast members and the staff of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” took to Twitter to express their gratitude.