Of the many TV series sent to sad and untimely deaths during sweeps week, none had social media abuzz this week as much as the cancellation of Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine after five seasons. Fans, including celebrities from all over the film and TV worlds, have proclaimed their love for the show and their fervent hope that another network or streaming service would pick up the show. However, TVLine reports that Hulu, one of the top three contenders to play savior to the show, has already passed on it.
Netflix and TBS are the other top contenders capable of providing a new home to the Andy Samberg-led ensemble comedy series. This latest report also reports that its source regarding the show's future is not optimistic about either of those two last options pulling through to pick up the series.
The news of the show's cancellation stings that much more with the adjoining announcement that the previously canceled ABC series Last Man Standing, a conservative-leaning family comedy from Tim Allen, has been picked up by Fox a full year after it was canceled. Brooklyn Nine-Nine's fans have touted how progressive the show is with its diverse cast, openly gay characters in leadership positions, and hasn't been afraid to bring up topics having to do with racial profiling and police brutality despite being a show about detectives.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine has given us fully human characters, beautiful, powerful, flawed, vulnerable, majestic... In whichever form, B99 must return. 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.— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) May 11, 2018
Fox is known as the network least afraid to incur fan's wrath, canceling several cult favorite shows over the years including Firefly, Arrested Development, Undeclared, and Futurama. In this streaming world of ours, however, it ain't over 'til it's over, and we'll be looking out for any word that the show has been picked up elsewhere.
HELLO @NETFLIX WE WANT BROOKLYN NINE NINE TO LIVE ON THANK YOU FOR FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION— Aminatou Sow (@aminatou) May 10, 2018
Created in 2013 by Dan Goor and Parks and Recreation's 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.