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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Cancelled – Then Rescued by NBC for Sixth Season

Steve Porter / May 13, 2018

It’s been an emotional rollercoaster for fans of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The police sitcom has a cult following, including all of us here at Spoutly, but was cancelled on May 10 by FOX after five seasons. The next day, NBC announced that they had rescued the show for a sixth season!

We’re thrilled that Brooklyn Nine-Nine will return in 2019. Created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur, the series features an incredible ensemble cast starting with Andy Samberg from Lonely Island, anchored by veteran Andre Braugher, and featuring Terry Crews, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, and Chelsea Peretti. Brooklyn Nine-Nine nabbed two Golden Globes and the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for its keen portrayal of real-world issues with grace and humor. (It doesn’t hurt that it’s really funny.) Hopefully, the show’s wild ride over the past few days will encourage more fans to tune in on NBC.

It’s funny that Brooklyn Nine-Nine has returned to NBC. After all, Goor and Schur first pitched the show to NBCUniversal in 2013 where Schur had a development deal. After NBC passed on the show, they sold the show to FOX. NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt was eager to tout the show’s return to the Peacock Network:

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. Mike Schur, Dan Goor, and Andy Samberg grew up on NBC and 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. I speak for everyone at NBC, here’s to the Nine-Nine!

Season Six will return on NBC as a mid-season replacement in 2019. Nine-Nine!