A day after Fox announced fan-favorite comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine would be canceled after five seasons, several high-profile networks and streaming services are in talks with Universal Television to keep the show going.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the list of outlets interested in the 30-minute sitcom are Hulu, Netflix, TBS and NBC.
THR's sources said after a wave of support for the series began to build on social media, with stars such as Mark Hamill and Lin-Manuel Miranda voicing their displeasure at the cancellation news, Universal Television began looking at its options to move the series to another network.
Many popular shows have found a second life on different networks, with a recent example being The Mindy Project at Hulu. Brooklyn Nine-Nine would make sense for all of the outlets mentioned above: Hulu and Netflix can add to their growing lists of comedies and pop culture programs, while TBS and NBC continue to stack their primetime schedules with sitcoms.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is part of a wave of Fox sitcom cancellations, 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.