It looks like FOX’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” has been saved from cancellation with actress Stephanie Beatriz, who plays Rosa Diaz on the series, tweeting out NBC has picked up the series for a sixth season. Subsequently, other cast and crew members and the network itself confirmed the news.
Hulu was seen as a perfect fit as it owns the comedy’s SVOD rights and had successfully rescued another FOX comedy “The Mindy Project”. There were conversations between the two parties but then came word Hulu has passed on the possibility.
Other potentials like TBS and Netflix were considered long shots, but with NBC’s pick up there should be little to no interruption in the show’s production or release. The show is produced by Universal Television and Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, has released a statement about the pick up:
“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!”
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” will air its season finale on May 20th.