And yet, Fox still has that disaster of a Lethal Weapon TV series plugged into life support? To paraphrase Andy Samberg’s character Jake Peralta: cool cool cool cool cool, the system makes no goddamn sense. Yes, I’m a Brooklyn Nine-Nine fan, and yes I’m more pissed than Scary Terry realizing he’s about to miss the farmer’s market.
Yesterday Fox announced that they had canceled Brooklyn Nine-Nine, as well as The Last Man on Earth (Tandy, nooooooo!) and The Mick (aka basically Sweet Dee, but nobody calls her a hideous bird). Brooklyn won’t get a sixth season, Last Man won’t get a fifth, and The Mick won’t get a third.
The biggest surprise out of those three cancellations is definitely Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Forget about how many meme-able moments you can find on the internet, or the profound influence of my personal lord and savior Gina Linetti, Brooklyn Nine-Nine won two Golden Globe awards and was nominated for several Emmys (with three nominations going to Andre Braugher as Captain Ray Holt). At this year’s GLAAD Media Awards, it won Outstanding Comedy Series. Not surprisingly, many were really upset, including some famous people who have chimed in with their thoughts.
RENEW BROOKLYN NINE NINE
I ONLY WATCH LIKE 4 THINGS
THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS#RenewB99
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 10, 2018
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) May 10, 2018
Oh NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! 😩😭😫😢 I'm SO not ready to say #ByeBye99. Be forewarned @FOXTV-when networks dump shows I love, I'm known for holding grudges a long, L-O-N-G time. I'm still mad @CBS didn't renew #SquarePegs! 😡#EverythingILikeGetsCancelled https://t.co/NEry6Hrpng
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 10, 2018
There does appear to be a bit of hope for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Back in December, Brooklyn Nine-Nine signed a syndication deal with TBS. Three hours after Fox announced the cancellation news, Brooklyn Nine-Nine became the #1 trending topic on Twitter. Deadline says they’ve heard that BNN will probably be resuscitated on another platform, and that it will most likely be Hulu. Hulu did the same thing when Fox cancelled The Mindy Project after three seasons (it lasted three more seasons on Hulu). TBS could also be BNN‘s next home, considering they already have that syndication deal. Netflix is also in the running, but they’re considered more of a long shot.
I think it’s probably safe for Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans to stop freaking out and typing internet petitions. It’s definitely popular enough that someone will swoop in and save it. I just hope that if it’s Hulu, they have enough money in the budget to finally secure Bruce Willis as a guest star. There’s no way I’m letting that show end without watching Jake meet his idol. Then again, I’d also settle for just one more Backstreet Boys reference.