FOX Cancels 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' After 5 Seasons

  • FOX Cancels 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' After 5 Seasons

FOX Cancels 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' After 5 Seasons

Brooklyn Nine-Nine earned two Golden Globe awards in its inaugural season for Best TV Series - Comedy or Musical and Best Actor in a Comedy for Samberg.

The series, which starred Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Chelsea Peretti and Stephanie Beatriz, recently hit the milestone of 99 episodes.

Hulu, Brooklyn Nine-Nine's SVOD home, is considered the most likely choice, and I hear there had been conversations about the show moving there. It also was the highest-rated live-action comedy series on Fox this season with a 1.3 adults 18-49 Live+7 rating, edging LA to Vegas, The Last Man On Earth and The Mick (all at 1.2).

Today's cancellation came as a bit of a shock to fans as well as those at Brooklyn, a show that had made it a yearly tradition of picking up a renewal at the last minute. And Arrested Development found a new home on Netflix after Fox ended the show after three seasons. Each of these networks has a connection to Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which means Hulu's claim to the series' future isn't certain.

Of course humor is subjective, and the series - about the adventures of detectives in a Brooklyn police precinct - is filled with inside jokes that only viewers can appreciate.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans late Thursday called for Netflix or Hulu to swoop in and save the show from its fate; even some of the show's cast members urged fans to reach out.

Following the cancellation news, co-creator and executive Dan Goor takes to Twitter to thank fans for their "incredible outpouring of support". It's not totally unheard of for a streaming service to swoop in and save a show that was axed by network TV before its time. "I'm just a fan who deserves better". "NINE NINE! #Brooklyn99" while Joe Lo Truglia, who plays Charles, posted, "I'm so very lucky, so deeply thankful to have been part of a show that has brought so much joy to so many".