Celebrations are in order!
Just a day after the devastating cancellation of much-loved comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the show has been saved and picked up for a 13-episode sixth season.
Fans and celebrity fans alike took to social media the second it was announced that Fox was pulling the plug on the Andy Samberg-starring series. With hashtags such as #SaveB99 and #RenewB99 soon trending, the outcry by the show’s many fans was deafening, ensuring other studios had to sit up and take notice. Indeed, a mere few hours after the horrible news came through came word that NBC, Netflix, Hulu and TBS had expressed interest in picking up the show.
NBC won. According to Variety, Hulu entered talks with producer Universal Television to take on the show, but ended up passing, which then opened the door for Universal TV’s sister studio to come in and save the day.
“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,” Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement.
“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!”
Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor took to Twitter to thank the fans for helping the show find new life:
Hey everyone, just wanted to say no big deal but….
NBC JUST PICKED #BROOKLYN99 UP FOR SEASON 6!!!
Thanks in no small part to you, the best fans in the history of the world!
— Dan Goor (@djgoor) May 12, 2018
NBC proudly tweeted…
— NBC Entertainment (@nbc) May 12, 2018
The cast reacted…
Thank you to everyone for the crazy outpouring of support. It means the world to us. It wouldn’t have happened without you.
— The Lonely Island (@thelonelyisland) May 12, 2018
SQUAD YOU DID IT #BROOKLYN99 WILL BE ON NBC FOR OUR 6th SEASON!
— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) May 12, 2018
#Brooklyn99 IS COMING BACK FOR SEASON 6 YOU GUYS ON NBC!!!!! You did this!! You got loud and you were heard and you saved our show!! Thank you!! Thank you to NBC!! NINE NINE!!!!! pic.twitter.com/cTycfF4FoR
— Melissa Fumero (@melissafumero) May 12, 2018
Just learned – NBC, baby!!!
99! GOBSMACKED, and oh so excited! My wife and I will begin sufficient celebrations immediately!
— Dirk Blocker (@DirkBlocker) May 12, 2018
It’s NINE o’clock and the NINE NINE is now on NBC. We are so grateful for our fans. THANK YOU. You made this happen. And we’re excited about this amazing new chapter for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. ❤️???
— JoeLoTruglio (@JoeLoTruglio) May 12, 2018
WE ARE BACK! @NBC PICKED US UP FOR A 6TH SEASON!!!???????????
THANK YOU INTERNET!!!!!!!!!!!!
"NINE NINE" pic.twitter.com/JSiILkHQes
— terrycrews (@terrycrews) May 12, 2018
NBC TAKIN B99 OFFA FOXES HANDSIES BBBBBSSSSSSssss pic.twitter.com/qXFr3Ic27G
— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) May 12, 2018
And the fans shared a gigantic collective sigh of relief…
— Half blood Princess?? (@Georgina_deane) May 12, 2018
— respectable lonely island person #2 (@tliboys) May 12, 2018
— snaps (@mydeerlily) May 12, 2018
— Tori Linnea (@toribravetti) May 12, 2018
i mean, we've always known that NBC has the best comedy shows
Parks & Rec
The Golden Girls
Will & Grace
The Good Place
and now #Brooklyn99 ?
— snaps (@mydeerlily) May 12, 2018
If y'all let Brooklyn Nine Nine season 6 flop I'm going to hunt every single one of your sorry asses #brooklyn99
— ಠ_ಠ // NINE NINE (@penguinsaurus) May 12, 2018
— Queen and Smoak (@olicitydaydream) May 12, 2018
— no one (@_agirlisnoone) May 12, 2018