NBC Entertainment Chief on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': A "Missed Opportunity" No More


Just a day after Fox unexpectedly canceled the critically acclaimed comedy series, NBC did not let the fans down and rescued the show from being included in the list of canceled series this season. - Mike Schur, Dan Gur and Andy Samberg grew up on NBC and we are very pleased that one of the smartest, funniest comedies of the last time with a wonderful cast will take its place in the grid of our broadcast.

NBC noticed the love, and so did our experts in the TV category for the Fandom 250.

On the call, TheWrap asked Greenblatt if he is looking at the upcoming 13-episode Season 6 as a proper sendoff, or if there are hopes the show goes on for many more years. If Brooklyn Nine-Nine has a large streaming fanbase, that might have been reason enough to keep the show around for another set of episodes.

Joe Lo Truglio, who plays Charles Boyle, said it was the fans who had helped save the show.

Samberg, who plays Jake Peralta and is one of the producers for the show, tweeted from his Twitter, @thelonelyisland, saying "Thank you to everyone for the insane outpouring of support".

Asked by Entertainment Weekly if fan fervour had anything to do with the pick-up, Greenblatt said, "We love the fans and we love when they're vocal". For the shows that don't have a fate decided on yet (there's really not many), we'll update as soon as there is a decision made.

Greenblatt said it was great to see that the fans were as outraged as they were by Fox's B99 cancellation.

The Fox and NBC networks have announced their fall lineups, including a new Fox series produced by Jerrod Carmichael, a native of Winston-Salem. Arguably the biggest shock of all the cancelled shows is that of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, considering the popularity the show continues to have after five seasons.

But then the clouds parted. the sun came out, the birds started singing, and a miracle happened - NBC told NBCUniversal television Distribution (both subsidiaries of Kabletown, as I understand it) that they'd be happy giving it a new home.

Fans on Twitter were ecstatic, notably Lin-Manuel Miranda, who tweeted the show was one of the only ones he watched.

The procession of stars across NBCUniversal's portfolio of talent who took the stage also included Busy Phillips, plugging her new E! talk show, "Busy Tonight", and "El Recluso" ("The Inmate") star Ignacio Serricchio, promoting Telemundo's new political thriller "Prisionero Número Uno" ("Prisoner Number 1") about a Mexican immigrant deported from the US who, after criticizing Donald Trump, becomes famous and is elected the president of Mexico.