After five great years, Fox cancelled “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, but before fans of the show even had the chance to let the tragedy sink in, NBC heroically swept in and picked up the show.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” followed the lives of the ninety-ninth police precinct in Brooklyn, specifically characters Captain Raymond Holt, Sergeant Terry Jeffords, Detectives Jake Peralta, Amy Santiago, Rosa Diaz, Charles Boyle, and their assistant Gina Linetti. Despite an online uproar, Fox ultimately decided to cancel the show on May 10th, 2018.
In a thirty hour rollercoaster of emotion, fans across the world showed online outrage over the cancellation. Trending hashtags on twitter such as #SaveBrooklyn99 gave fans a platform to express their contempt for the decision.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” may be a sitcom, but to fans it is so much more. The show tackles difficult topics such as racial profiling, sexual identity, and the flawed justice system in the United States. The show is praised for the inclusiveness and diversity of its cast, and fans were devastated to see all of that positive representation taken away. Main characters included men and women of different races, ethnicities, and sexualities but refrained from falling into the dreaded stereotypes of modern media.
Fear not, fans of the nine-nine, as on May 12, NBC announced they had made the executive decision to pick up the show for a 13-episode sixth season. This announcement did not come as a surprise to many fans, as the show’s rights were originally owned by NBC Entertainment, but were sold to Fox.
Once the wrath of Twitter had calmed, many fans expressed their excitement for Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s move to NBC, a network home to a variety of quintessential sitcoms, such as “Friends”, “Seinfeld”, and “The Office”. Other fans see a possible crossover episode with a currently running NBC sitcom, “The Good Place”.
Along with outrage from fans, many celebrities also expressed their love for the show and their disdain for the cancellation. Some of these celebrities included Mark Hamill, Sean Astin and Lin-Manuel Miranda; in a recent interview, star of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, Andy Samberg, offers an open invitation for any of these celebrities to guest star on the show.
So, what’s in store for the nine-nine? The sixth season will be released sometime in 2019, and will feature the same main cast as it has before, so fans can expect to see Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, and Andre Braugher.
The fifth season ended on a cliffhanger, and left fans wondering whether Captain Raymond Holt was actually chosen to be Commissioner of the NYPD or not. Dan Goor, producer of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” teases, “The answer is there. If you truly know Holt, you’ll know.” Goor cannot reveal whether Holt got Commissioner or not for obvious reasons, but hopefully that will keep his fans busy for awhile and give the him and the creators a chance to figure out where season six will take us.
Even though this was not a typical way to end the season, fans and the cast of the show are ecstatic to see the show renewed for a sixth season. If anything, this gives the creators the opportunity to close the show out in a way that truly captures the unique spirit of the show.