Brooklyn Nine-Nine canned after five seasons, stars react


Fox just cut three comedies from its lineup: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", "The Mick", and "The Last Man on Earth". It's the only show left on FOX from an outside studio, in this case Universal TV.

Beloved by many, watched by not enough to keep Fox's ax from coming down, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is now canceled.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine's demise is being particularly mourned by viewers who hailed the comedy show for its diverse cast and progressive nature; which included characters from the LGBTQ community.

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is one of the fans leading the charge to renew the show. It surpassed other comedy series The Last Man On Earth and The Mick, which all received a 1.2 rating for adults 18-49. The show had been on the bubble a year ago but managed to secure a fifth season in the last hour. The show's stars have been moved by the push to save "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", including Stephanie Beatriz (Detective Diaz), Melissa Fumero (Sergeant Santiago), Dirk Blocker (Detective Hitchcock), and Joe Lo Truglio (Detective Boyle), among others.

As Deadline reports, Hulu, the SVOD home of the comedy series, could pick it up and continue on with a sixth season. They are considering bringing the show back for another batch of episodes, with The Mindy Project (another canceled Fox series) serving as a template for how it could happen.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which stars SNL veteran Andy Samberg, premiered in 2013.

While the show's ratings had lowered over its five-season run, it has earned huge critical acclaim, with all five seasons rating at 88% or above on Rotten Tomatoes.

Thank you all for this incredible outpouring of support.

Hulu now runs new Brooklyn Nine-Nine episodes the day after they air on Fox, so it would make sense for them to become the show's new home. Fox and FX are both owned by 21st Century Fox so when it was time for Olson to try out a more mainstream, starring role, Fox was the best bet.