Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

NBC Entertainment Chief on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': A "Missed Opportunity" No More

NBC Entertainment Chief on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': A

In between Fox canceling the procedural comedy after five seasons and NBC saving it by renewing it for a sixth season, numerous celebrities took to social media to champion the show and beg for another network to step in and save it.

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine", which was Fox's highest-rated live-action comedy series this season among adults 18-49, is produced by Universal Television, Fremulon, Dr. Goor Productions and 3 Arts.

The drama "Blacklist", said to be on the fence to return, is on the midseason schedule. Andy Samberg, meanwhile, celebrated the news on stage at NBC's morning presentation at Radio City Music Hall.

We'll just have to hope that whatever show is cancelled at that point either deserved it, or that it will get picked up by another rival network.

Nearly immediately after news broke of the cancellation, an outcry of anger over the cancellation and support of the show took the internet by storm.

Samberg, who plays Jake Peralta and is one of the producers for the show, tweeted from his Twitter, @thelonelyisland, saying "Thank you to everyone for the insane outpouring of support".

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The idea came after This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown made an appearance on Brooklyn Nine-Nine back in April.

Allen, a conservative who has voiced his support for Trump, starred as Mike Baxter, who is also politically conservative on the show. "Well, just goes to show you - a lot can happen in a year".

"We own it. It's one of few comedies in recent years to have a really robust worldwide number, a syndication upside which a lot of shows don't have anymore".

"And then at 8:00 p.m. we got the call that NBC was going to pick us up, which was unbelievable".

NBC is turbo-charging the trend of reviving canceled comedies with its pickup of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine". This is the first time he has appeared as part of the NBC family since the network saved his comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" from cancellation. The show won two Golden Globes in its freshman season - for best comedy series and best actor in a comedy series (Samberg). For Fox, which didn't own Brooklyn Nine-Nine, it was expensive, with a license fee said to be around $1.9 an episode.

Tim Allen's "Last Man Standing", canceled previous year by ABC, is being resurrected by Fox next season because it's a "great comedy" and not as a conservative statement, Fox executives said Monday.

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