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Brooklyn Nine-Nine revived by NBC days after Fox cancellation

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Story by Jack Foley

HIT comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine has officially been revived at NBC just days after it was cancelled by Fox.

As previously reported, shockwaves greeted news of Fox’s decision not to renew the Andy Samberg comedy for a sixth season, despite critical approval and fan adulation (including love from the likes of Mark Hamill).

Indeed, such is the ongoing support for the series that Universal TV, the vertically aligned studio which produced the Mike Schur and Dan Goor comedy, received almost immediate calls from multiple outlets to potentially revive the series, including the likes of Hulu and Netflix.

But as the cancellation story started to trend on Twitter, NBC swooped in to renew the Golden Globe-winning series for an abbreviated 13-episode season. Hurrah!

Announcing the move, Robert Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment chairman said: “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. “Mike Schur, Dan Goor and Andy Samberg grew up on NBC and 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. I speak for everyone at NBC, here’s to the Nine-Nine!”

Expressing his delight, show-runner Goor wrote on Twitter late Friday night: “Hey everyone, just wanted to say no big deal but …. NBC JUST PICKED #BROOKLYN99 UP FOR SEASON 6!!! Thanks in no small part to you, the best fans in the history of the world! Nine-nine!!!!!!!!!”

For its part, Fox decided to cancel Brooklyn Nine-Nine, along with several other high profile shows, because of the changes that are expected as a result of the pending $52.4 billion sale of assets, including its studio to Disney.