Brooklyn Nine-Nine saved by NBC

Brooklyn Nine-Nine savedBrooklyn Nine-Nine fans rejoice! NBC has picked up the wonderful cop comedy for a sixth season just after Fox cancelled it.

What a time to be alive. After the untimely cancellation of the diverse and intelligent comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine last Thursday, fans rose up in arms to express their anger and dismay. The show became the number one trending topic on Twitter an hour after the news broke and a lot of famous fans added their voices to the clamor, including Mark Hamill, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Guillermo del Toro.

For a while, Hulu was in talks to pick up the series but now, NBC has officially renewed it for a sixth season of thirteen episodes, according to a report by The Guardian. The power of the passionate fanbase and the impact of social media helped save another great show from an untimely death.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine showrunner Dan Goor and cast-member Terry Crews tweeted about this news:

Crews also tweeted to thank Mark Hamill for his support of the show:

In an official statement, NBC’s head of entertainment, Robert Greenblatt, expressed his excitement about the network’s decision:

“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!”

The show stars Samberg, Crews, Andre Braugher, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, and Chelsea Peretti as detectives in a fictional NYPD precinct. It has won multiple awards including a Golden Globe for Best Comedy and has been praised for its diverse cast and its excellent portrayal of socially-relevant themes.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is currently airing its fifth season on Fox every Sunday. Don’t miss it!