"Brooklyn Nine Nine" picked up by NBC after being canceled by FOX and rumors that the show would move to streaming service, HULU. *(FOX)


A day after*Fox cancelled*"Brooklyn Nine-Nine," the praised cop comedy series has been picked up by*NBC*for a 13-episode sixth season.
NBC, whose sister studio Universal TV produces the Andy Samberg-starring series, was one of*the potential suitors*for the comedy after its cancellation. NBC also was among the broadcast networks that bid for the*"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" pitch from creators Mike Schur and Dan Goor when it hit the marketplace in 2012 before the project landed at*Fox*in a very competitive situation.
“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,”*said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment.*“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!”
NBC’s pickup of*"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" follows 32 hours of groundswell of support for the show on social media the magnitude of which we have rarely seen, with regular fans —*joined by celebrity ones*like*Lin-Manuel Miranda, Guillermo del Toro, Seth Meyers and Mark Hamill — rallying behind it. Acknowledging the big role fans’ social media campaign played in the show’s resurrection, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"'s creators and stars announced the NBC pickup directly to them on Twitter. (you can see some of their posts below).
Created by the*"Parks and Recreation" duo of Dan Goor and Michael Schur, who are former college roommates, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"*centers on Peralta, played by "Saturday Night Live" alum Samberg, a screwball who happens to be a real good cop. His captain in the NYPD’s 99th Precinct is Raymond Holt, a seen-it-all and emotion-challenged captain played by Andre Braugher, who scored three consecutive Emmy noms for Supporting Actor from 2014-2016.*Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Stephanie Beatriz, Chelsea Peretti, Joel McKinnon Miller and Dirk Blocker also star.
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine," which was Fox’s highest-rated live-action comedy series this season among adults 18-49, is produced by Universal Television, Fremulon, Dr. Goor Productions and 3 Arts.*Goor and Schur executive produce alongside David Miner and Luke Del Tredici. The show won two Golden Globes in its freshman season — for best comedy series and best actor in a comedy series (Samberg).
NBC is not the first broadcast network that has come to the rescue of a series produced by its sister studio. In a similar way, ABC and CBS picked up ABC Studios-produced "Scrubs" and CBS Studios-produced*"Medium," respectively, after their cancellations by NBC. Like them, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" has*off-network/SVOD deals that make prolonging their run good business for the parent company. For Fox, which didn’t own Brooklyn Nine-Nine, it was expensive, with a license fee said to be around $1.9 an episode.
NBC’s pickup of Brooklyn Nine-Nine brings the number of Schur series on the network to three — he also has*"The Good Place,"*which was renewed for a third season and the newly picked up comedy*"Abby’s."