The past few days have been quite the rollercoaster ride. On Thursday, fans learned that the evil corporation known as Fox had canceled the beloved comedy Brooklyn 99. A show about a precinct run by the greatest cops in New York City. A show that was not only hilarious but could make you cry when a character was going through a rough time. A show that actually had a diverse cast and didn’t just hire one person of color or make one character come out of the closet to act like they were diverse. But if you’re not glued to your television 24/7, or prefer to watch your favorite show at another time because life happens, the television execs will get rid of a true gem because they need more money.
When the cancellation news hit, fans rallied on Twitter to express their dismay, including some heavy hitters.
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
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
— backstreetboys (@backstreetboys) May 10, 2018
I can’t believe I’m actually thankful to Backstreet Boys right now…
And thankful to NBC for SAVING the 99!!!!! Yesterday, NBC made fans joyous with the news of a sixth season. The sixth season will only consist of 13 episodes but I’m just grateful to have more time with the cast.
Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment had this to say about Brooklynn 99:
Ever since we sold this show to Fox I’ve regretted letting it get away, and it’s high time it came back to its rightful home…Mike Schur, Dan Goor, and Andy Samberg grew up on NBC and we’re all thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and best cast comedies in a long time will take its place in our comedy line-up. I speak for everyone at NBC, here’s to the Nine-Nine!
Hey everyone, just wanted to say no big deal but….
NBC JUST PICKED #BROOKLYN99 UP FOR SEASON 6!!!
Thanks in no small part to you, the best fans in the history of the world!
— Dan Goor (@djgoor) May 12, 2018
We did it, 99! And all I can say is…