‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Was Briefly Cancelled But Now It’s Back, Baby!
Holy crap, what a roller coaster this has been! Why do television executives hate us so much? It seems like they always cancel the shows that are universally loved by everyone. And yet, shows like the incredibly problematic Roseanne continue. The latest casualty of the TV chopping block is the hilarious and diverse cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Now, I don’t know if you’ve ever watched this show, but it’s good. SO GOOD. It’s funny and topical and clever, and has of the most diverse casts and story lines on television. So naturally, Fox cancelled it. Assholes.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine was one of those nearly-perfect TV shows. Apparently, smart, funny entertainment just doesn’t fly anymore.
I’ll admit, when I first watched the show, I had reservations. I love most of the cast, but Andy Samberg is a bit much for me, personally. But I stuck it out, because I adore Andre Braugher and Terry Crews. And I’m so glad I did. It’s hard to find a show on TV with such a diverse cast, that deals with topical social issues with humor and ingenuity (like Blackish).
Fans of Brooklyn Nine-Nine reacted to the cancellation news with drama and despair. All warranted.
There’s currently a campaign trending on Twitter to renew the show, and I hope it catches on. Netflix? You wanna step in here? What about you, Hulu? God knows we could use some laughs after you beat us over the head with the awful darkness of Handmaid’s Tale.
It just doesn’t make any kind of sense! But then again, we have another season of American Idol happening right now, and that show is trash and should have stayed cancelled. Plus, we’ve got Roseanne (yes again, that show is awful) putting out episodes where she hits her granddaughter and accuses her Muslim neighbors of building a bomb. Come to think of it, why isn’t Roseanne on Fox? Seems … right up their alley.
Whatever. I’m upset! If you want people to watch cable, you have to put out quality content. And Brooklyn Nine-Nine is as quality as it gets. Bring it back, you jerks!!
And WE GOT OUR WISH!!!
So, last week when Fox cancelled Brooklyn Nine-Nine and I was super bummed. I love that show, and if you’re not watching it, you’re really missing out. But, editorial calendars and all that, the piece didn’t go live that day. Which, as it turns out, was perfect! Because the fan revolt after the cancellation was SO intense, that the show was picked up by another network. It’s like TV magic. Take that Fox, you unfunny bastards.
When Fox cancelled Brooklyn Nine-Nine, people were PISSED. I mean real heated. This show is so popular! Cancelling it made no sense.
The cop comedy is one of the funniest shows on television, and one of the most diverse, in both cast and plot. Where else can you find a cast with so many leading women and people of color, in a show that has a gay black man as the lead? Nowhere, that’s where. At least, nowhere on basic cable. It’s smart, hilarious, topical, and tackles social issues with brevity and wit. Seriously, you guys need to be watching this show. And thanks to NBC, now you can!
Just one day after Fox announced it was cancelling the hugely popular show, NBC snatched it right up. The peacock network will air the 12-episode sixth season in the fall. No one was happier than the stars of the show (which makes sense, they get paid to be on it after all).
In a statement after the grab up was announced, NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt 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!”
So please, watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine! Not just because it’s amazing (it is) and you’ll laugh at every episode multiple times (you will), but because we need to do NBC a solid for this. And hopefully secure a seventh season in the process. Sometimes the internet is just perfectly good. NINE NINE FOREVER!
(Image: Facebook/Brooklyn Nine-Nine)