NBC rushes in to save cancelled Brooklyn Nine-Nine from Fox’ TV axe | Programming | News | Rapid TV News
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US broadcaster NBC in the US has swooped in as Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s knight in shining armour after the cult TV hit was cancelled by Fox Television.
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“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,” said NBC’s head of entertainment, Robert Greenblatt. “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 lineup. I speak for everyone at NBC, here’s to the Nine-Nine!”

The police sitcom, starring comedians Andy Samberg and Chelsea Peretti, has made a name for itself by skewering the practices of the New York City Police Department. When Fox said that it would not be renewing the series for season 6, fans emerged on social media to launch a protest campaign.

Using the #SaveB99 hashtag, fans took to Twitter and Instagram to petition for a continuation. Several celebrities threw their weight behind the cause as well, including this year’s winner for best director at the Oscars, Guillermo del Toro.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine  has given us fully human characters, beautiful, powerful, flawed, vulnerable, majestic... In whichever form, B99 must return,” he tweeted. “It will. And I will be there to watch. And, it is my hope that I hope that, this time, a lot more people do too.”

NBC heard the call and announced that it would be picking Brooklyn Nine-Nine off of Fox’s bloody cancellation floor.

“We got your SIX! #Brooklyn99 is officially coming to NBC!” @nbc tweeted, Entertainment sparking celebrations across the internet.