Following last week’s announcement that Fox intended to cancel the hit comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, NBC is reveling in their decision to rescue the show.
— SpoilerTV (@SpoilerTV) May 14, 2018
And now they’re throwing some nice shade at Fox to really rub it in.
NBC Entertainment Group chief Bob Greenblatt told reporters on a phone call that the show “fits into our brand of comedy, in many ways better than it ever fit on Fox.”
We own it. It’s one of few comedies in recent years to have a really robust international number, a syndication upside which a lot of shows don’t have anymore. So there are a lot of business reasons for it to continue, but it’s too early to tell.
Several members of the Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast expressed their gratitude to some of their famous fans for demanding the show remain on the air.
Terry Crews thanked Mark Hamill for his efforts to keep the show going, and Andy Samberg was grateful to Hamilton producer Lin-Manuel Miranda and his followers for their tweets, which demanded that the show stay on the air.
THIS IS NOT THE WAY I WANTED TO FIND OUT ABOUT B99 BEING CANCELLED WTH— chloe ?? (@__cfyh) May 11, 2018
Other fans expressed their enthusiasm as well.
— Anaís Motta (@anabrmotta) May 13, 2018
Good news!!!— Franklyn (@Franky_Mendoza) May 13, 2018
Ye-Haw, Love this show.— curt odenbach (@codenbach23) May 13, 2018
Well played NBC....— Snuffy (@bardlyrage) May 13, 2018
And it was vindication for Samberg as well as NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt admitted that if he had known that Samberg was going to be cast in the show, he never would have sold it to Fox.
To which Samberg recounted:
“Five years ago, when NBC passed in BROOKLYN 99, I made sure to call every NBC exec and damn them to hell. So needless to say, this has been a bit of an apology tour.” - Andy Samberg. #NBCUpfronts— Dave Quinn (@NineDaves) May 14, 2018
Welcome home, Andy, and the whole Brooklyn Nine Nine crew.