'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' saved by NBC days after Fox canceled it

Leroy Wright
May 16, 2018

NBC canceled "The Brave", "Great News", "Rise", "Shades of Blue" and "Taken". Last week, Fox canceled the series after five seasons and the future looked bleak for the Nine-Nine.

"Five years ago, when NBC passed on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and we went elsewhere, it was hard for me, so hard that I made sure to call every NBC exec and tell them to go straight to hell", he joked.

He said he believes it's a better fit for NBC's brand of comedy than it ever was for Fox. It feels like it goes along shows like A.P. Bio, Will & Grace, Superstore, and The Good Place.

Despite its generally low ratings, Greenblatt said it's "one of the few comedies in recent years that does a robust worldwide number, and it has a syndication upside, which a lot of shows don't have anymore".

While critically acclaimed, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was never a huge ratings bringer over at Fox, which is one of the reasons its cancellation was not a huge surprise.

This is the week that broadcasters traditionally announce their schedules for the coming season to advertisers in NY, and while they hope to draw attention - and advertising dollars - to their shiny new shows, for viewers whose shows won't be back, it can be a sad time.

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"We love it when the fans yell and scream", Greenblatt added. Yeah, don't forget to watch the show.

The move to NBC nearly made too much sense. Fox didn't seem to know what to do with it.

"It was based on a variety of factors".

The future of NBC's Timeless, which aired its second-season finale on Sunday, remains undecided, along with that of the Mindy Kaling-produced NBC comedy Champions. "We just think it's a really amusing show" with general appeal, he said in announcing the network's 2018-19 schedule with fellow chairman and CEO Dana Walden. It really limited the opportunities to schedule Brooklyn. Amy Poehler is one of the behind-the-scenes figures on the Thursday night show. We were trying to create a more cohesive program, and scheduling Brooklyn would prevent us from promoting something new. "We heard the news, we were all really sad, and then Twitter exploded, and we were shocked by that, and just so. having all the feelings", she says. Sorry, Lucifer fans (and I'm one too, so I'm not happy). "First of all, NBC is bigger and better, it's the ideal place for us".

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