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Brooklyn Nine-Nine saved after outcry from fans over its cancellation

16 May 2018

It happened "really quickly", NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt said on Sunday.

Pictured: Andy Samberg, lead star of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", speaking onstage during the Fox portion of the 2017 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on August 8, 2017.

Fox will introduce an equal number of shows next season, including "The Cool Kids", an ensemble comedy about rebellious friends in a retirement community. NBC also was among the broadcast networks that bid for the "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" pitch from creators Mike Schur and Dan Goor when it hit the marketplace in 2012 before the project landed at Fox in a very competitive situation. So this week and next, many established series will fall by the wayside.

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"We were like, 'What's happening???'" she said. In between Fox canceling the procedural comedy after five seasons and NBC saving it by renewing it for a sixth season, numerous celebrities took to social media to champion the show and beg for another network to step in and save it.

NBC is dedicating a night to Dick Wolf in the 2018-19 season and will lean on reality programming next spring. "It's the fans! I could not be more grateful for the fans who wrote petitions and kept up the passion and incredible support for the show". Oh, has it only been one year?

"Five years ago, when NBC passed on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and we went elsewhere, it was hard for me, so hard that I made sure to call every NBC exec and tell them to go straight to hell", he joked. (As well as maybe gave some people flashbacks to Fox cancelling such gems as Firefly and Arrested Development.) Perhaps it even means the series will work to get the famous Star Wars actor on for a cameo or role next year? The stars include David Alan Grier, Martin Mull and Vicki Lawrence.

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But when exactly will the upcoming season of Nine-Nine debut on its new network?

"We heard the news, we were all really sad, and then Twitter exploded, and we were shocked by that, and just so. having all the feelings", she said.

Fox and other broadcast networks are presenting their new schedules to advertisers in NY this week. This year, the network will put the show on Friday, when executives believe it will benefit from promotion on "NFL Thursday Night Football", which moves to Fox this fall. For Fox, which didn't own Brooklyn Nine-Nine, it was expensive, with a license fee said to be around $1.9 an episode.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine saved after outcry from fans over its cancellation