Fox Cancels Brooklyn Nine-Nine After Five Seasons

The finest fictional police precinct in Brooklyn has shut its doors for good.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Fox has canceled Emmy Award-winning sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine after five seasons. Despite a slight ratings bump during a temporary reschedule in Fox's prime time lineup -- to pickup fellow Fox sitcom Ghosted's slot while the new series dealt with production delays -- the fifth season saw an overall decline in viewers in Nielsen ratings. This season, Brooklyn Nine-Nine averaged 2.7 million viewers each week compared to the previous season's weekly average of 2.9 million viewers.

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The critically acclaimed series reached its milestone 100th episode this season with stars Andy Samberg and Melissa Fumero hopeful for a last-minute renewal by the network. With the cancellation news, the upcoming season finale on May 20, which is focused on Samberg and Fumero's characters getting married, will serve as the series finale.

While there is a chance of the sitcom getting picked up by another network or streaming service before cast contracts expire -- similar to former Fox sitcom The Mindy Project being picked up by Hulu -- there have been no announced attempts to shop around the series for a sixth season at another network at this time.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is part of a wave of Fox sitcom cancellations this afternoon, including the Will Forte comedy The Last Man on Earth, after four seasons, and The Mick, after two seasons.

Created in 2013 by Dan Goor and Parks and Recreation co-creator Michael Schur, Brooklyn Nine-Nine also stars Andre Braugher, Stephanie Beatriz, Chelsea Peretti, Joe Lo Truglio, Terry Crews, Dirk Blocker, and Joel McKinnon Miller. The series was Fox's second longest-running live-action sitcom, second only to New Girl, which will also end its well-received run at the conclusion of this season.

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