Update: Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been revived for a 6th season thanks to NBC!

Update: Bing-pot! After just one day of being cancelled by Fox, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE has been picked up for a sixth season! USA Today broke the news at midnight on Friday that NBC will be hosting the show for a total of 13 episodes as opposed to the the usual 22. For the moment, it looks as if fans will have to wait until 2019 for the show to return, but hey, the gang is coming back! Nine-Nine!

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Wuntchtime might not be over for BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, which after five glorious seasons was cancelled by Fox alongside two of the channel's other comedic offerings, THE MICK and THE LAST MAN ON EARTH. While watchers of THE MICK and THE LAST MAN ON EARTH were undoubtedly left feeling disappointed by the announcement, it was fans of the law enforcement comedy that took the internet by storm to voice their outrage about BROOKLYN NINE-NINE's cancellation. The public outcry began like any other, with Nine-Nine enthusiasts reaching out to both Fox and the stars of the show to see if there was anything they could do to save their beloved program. Then, blood hit the water, once it was discovered that Fox may have cancelled BROOKLYN NINE-NINE to make room for a possible revival of Tim Allen's LAST MAN STANDING, just one year after its cancellation on ABC.

Thankfully, everything might not be garbage in regard to BROOKLYN NINE-NINE's fate, as sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that Universal Television producers have taken a series of incoming calls from other outlets including Hulu (where the Andy Samberg comedy has an SVOD deal), Netflix (which has business with the studio), TBS (whose president, Kevin Reilly, developed the series and whose network airs off-network repeats of the comedy) and network sibling NBC. Sources close to the diverse and kind-hearted comedy have also said that they have plans to fight for the show's revival at another outlet.

In the interest of showing just how much BROOKLYN NINE-NINE has meant to its loyal fanbase, I've collected a few tweets that speak to the show's excellence, including comments from Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Hamill, comic book revolutionary Kate Leth, and perhaps one of my own, you know, for good measure.

For the moment, it's looking like Hulu and Netflix are the show's best bets for a revival, both of which have already expressed interest in taking the show on. It's also worth noting that Hulu has a history of giving ousted Fox comedies another chance to shine. If you want an example, you need look no further than Mindy Kaling's THE MINDY PROJECT, which Hulu had snagged for a multi-season run after Fox let it go. Netflix is also a great fit seeing as they ordered two seasons of THE UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT after NBC pulled the plug on their initial straight-to-series order. In short, keep those fingers crossed, Nine-Niners!

With any luck, it won't be long before we hear the good word of a BROOKLYN NINE-NINE revival. For me, the show represents so much of what's good about a hilarious comedy with a warm, gooey center. My favorite aspect about the show is that, in addition to all of the amazing things it does for representation in popular media, it features a cast of diverse characters that care about one another. It's also a feel-good show that isn't afraid to tackle weighty subjects with class (such as the episode where Terry is racially profiled in his own neighborhood by a fellow officer, or the ways with which the squad rallies behind Captain Raymond Holt, as he continues to encounter discrimination in the department due to his being a homosexual with authority). In my humble opinion, it's a wonderful program that, at the very least, deserves a farewell season.


BROOKLYN NINE-NINE stars Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Andre Braugher, Chelsea Peretti, Joe Lo Truglio, Joel McKinnon Miller, and Dirk Blocker.   



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