NBC is turbo-charging the trend of reviving canceled comedies with its pickup of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”. If Brooklyn Nine-Nine has a large streaming fanbase, that might have been reason enough to keep the show around for another set of episodes. One of the biggest headlines last week was Fox dumping “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, only for NBC to pick it up just one day later. Fox declined to continue the series for a sixth season, yanking the show from our TV screens (but not our hearts).
Now, the LEGO Brooklyn Nine-Nine video is a celebration of the show’s return. Via Mark Hamill’s Twitter account.
“Brooklyn is a show our company produces for Fox, so it’s a show that’s very close to us”. I’m still mad @CBS didn’t renew #SquarePegs!
To soothe the sting from these burns, Hulu has every episode of “The Last Man on Earth” available to watch right now, so you can laugh and cry at the the same time.
The TV show has been celebrated for its inclusivity and representation.
Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt noted Sunday the show is made by an NBC Universal-owned studio.
He said he believes it’s a better fit for NBC’s brand of comedy than it ever was for Fox. However, we do know that Brooklyn Nine-Nine was trending heavily following its initial cancellation, and I’m sure the 37K likes and 10.5K retweets on Hamill’s post really helped.
NBC also canceled the comedy Great News, produced by Upper Darby’s Tina Fey, and the military drama The Brave, which stars Warminster’s Mike Vogel. It has also picked up Abby’s for midseason, which is a multicamera comedy from Schur and starring Parks and Recreation alum Natalie Morales in the title role, as a woman running an unlicensed, makeshift bar in her backyard; it’s filmed outside in front of a live audience.
Meanwhile, Fox is now airing the fifth season of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” which still has two episodes left before it officially leaves the network. One of its main characters Raymond Holt, played by Braugher, is an openly gay African American police captain, while character Rosa Diaz, played by Stephanie Beatriz, is an openly bisexual Latina detective.