'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Canceled; Fans, Stars Launch Effort to Save Show

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Though the news will come as a disappointment to most, the numbers for Brooklyn Nine-Nine just weren't there: the comedy was Fox's third-worst performing series, ahead of just New Girl and The Exorcist.

"B99" will end after five seasons, while "Last Man On Earth" and "The Mick" are waving goodbye after four and two, respectively.


With the outpouring of love from fans, the show's creator Dan Goor and stars Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, and Joe Lo Truglio thanked them via Twitter for all their support. "It means the world to me and everyone else who works on the show".

Clearly lost for words, another fans tweeted out: "Brooklyn Nine Nine has been cancelled, because all of us are dead and this is hell".


While there are many different crummy things about this cancellation, one of the biggest ones is how the show managed to conclude on a massive cliffhanger. 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. Even though it was on the bubble for renewal, it was expected to get picked up, but Fox gave it the axe Thursday. The Mick wrapped up its second season last month, while Brooklyn Nine-Nine is slated to air its season 5 finale on May 20th.

Here's hoping another network - or, cough cough, streaming service - picks up the show so we can get a few more years of Andre Braugher's constantly scene-stealing performance as Captain Raymond Holt.


Mark Hamill is also a fan.

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