"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Has Been Cancelled After 5 Season At FOX
11 May 2018, 12:19
A few big networks have already expressed interest in renewing the series - so it might not be over for the 99th precinct.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have gathered you here today to give you some bad news. Terrible news, really. We are very very very sorry to report that our dear sweet Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been cancelled after 5 seasons at FOX.
The show never had HUGE ratings but it was FOX's highest rated comedy; it also won two Golden Globe awards in 2014 - one for 'Best TV Series Comedy or Musical' and one for 'Best Actor in a Comedy' for Jake Peralta himself, Andy Samberg. The network also cancelled The Last Man On Earth and The Mick.
Fans and actors on the show alike have all taken to Twitter to express their sadness and anger over the cancellation of the show. Melissa Fumero (Amy), Stephanie Beatriz (Rosa) and Joe LoTruglio (Charles) have all made statements on Twitter about the show.
I am still processing... don’t have all the words.. but.. These last 5 years have been incredible. Thank you for all your love and support. We have the best fans. It’s been a huge honor to play Amy and be a part of this tremendous ensemble. NINE NINE! #Brooklyn99 pic.twitter.com/nmBFA2rm6I— Melissa Fumero (@melissafumero) May 10, 2018
Squad, we love you. What a gift this series has been: it’s been my honor. Your sadness is noted. NINE- NINE! pic.twitter.com/qAcOYfpNZh— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) May 10, 2018
I love you fans. I love you squad. It has been an incredible five years. I’m so very lucky, so deeply thankful to have been part of a show that has brought so much joy to so many. NINE-NINE!❤️ #Brooklyn99 #renewB99— JoeLoTruglio (@JoeLoTruglio) May 10, 2018
Fans are also pointing out that, while consistently hilarious, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was a very inclusive and diverse comedy - something that is VERY rare on TV even in 2018.
B99 was quietly progressive; the show managed to represent all kinds of New Yorkers without ever stereotyping races or cultures. It touched upon homophobia in the police force along with bisexuality, biphobia, racial profiling and toxic masculinity. It really was THAT™ show.
live footage of me finding out Brooklyn 99 is fucking CANCELED pic.twitter.com/OY6a8HuaUy— Caroline Framke (@carolineframke) May 10, 2018
i just can’t believe we live in a world where brooklyn nine nine got cancelled after only five seasons meanwhile bing bang theory is out here with 832 seasons pic.twitter.com/2VjN8iDXHW— paul rudd (@philsadelphia) May 11, 2018
RENEW BROOKLYN NINE NINE— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 10, 2018
I ONLY WATCH LIKE 4 THINGS
THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS#RenewB99
WAIT HOLD ON THEY CANCELLED BROOKLYN NINE-NINE NAH WE GOTTA FUCKING RIOT— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) May 11, 2018
#Brooklyn99 was a great show. It had LGBT badasses, POC in charge, and all of the characters were funny without being offensive or crude. Fox lost out on it and I really hope it gets picked up by a better network. pic.twitter.com/QV4PTN3Znl— Taylor Ross (@tayross24) May 10, 2018
first they came for the get down....now they’re taking brooklyn nine nine.........and somehow SUPERNATURAL is on its 72nd season...... pic.twitter.com/nTvo9Dz98I— trish 🧚🏽♂️ (@ULTRAGLOSS) May 10, 2018
i literally JUST finished binging all of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and now it’s being taken away from me and this is why i have commitment issues— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) May 10, 2018
Brooklyn Nine-Nine dealt with homophobia in the police force and in general, bisexuality, biphobia, racial profiling, has a diverse cast of people who don't play into stereotypes, and so much more.— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) May 10, 2018
This show deserved better. #Brooklyn99
i really adore brooklyn nine-nine. i am grateful for its intersectional representation of queer people and people of color, the casual ways it addresses and deconstructs masculinity and institutional oppression, and its inclusive humor. and all in a network show!! #saveb99— jomny sun (@jonnysun) May 11, 2018
If nothing else, I hope every producer, writer, actor, crew member, etc who worked on Brooklyn Nine-Nine looks at Twitter today and sees how DEEPLY loved their show is, and that the work they’ve been doing had an impact. It means a lot to a lot of people. It’s taken over my TL.— A.B. (@AlannaBennett) May 10, 2018
Despite its cancellation, the staggering outpouring of love and appreciation for the show in the wake of the news could prove to be an important factor in the potential revival of the series.
Networks are reportedly already circling, hoping to pick the show up and renew it for even more seasons. Streaming services Hulu and Netflix are potential saviours alongside TBS and NBC. (After FOX cancelled The Mindy Project, Hulu picked it up for a further 3 seasons.)
To be honest, we wouldn't be surprised if this show lives to fight another day. Keep tweeting #RenewB99. Do it for Gina.