Cancellation canceled: Day after cancellation, NBC saves sitcom ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’


If you’re one of the Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans let down by the show’s cancellation on Fox, fear not. The comedy series has been rescued by NBC.

 Just a day after Fox canceled the show, NBC ordered a 13-episode sixth season. The show was originally developed by NBC Entertainment before it was sold to Fox.

“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, told CNN.  “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.”

The show stars Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Stephanie Beatriz, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker and Joel McKinnon Miller. It follows Samberg’s character Jake Peralta, a New York Police Department detective, and his coworkers around Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct. The sitcom has won two Creative Arts Emmy Awards and two Golden Globes.

Samberg and fellow cast members tweeted out their relief that NBC decided to pick up the show.

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