'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' finds new home with NBC

Following a social media backlash from devastated fans, NBC confirmed it has ordered a 13-episode sixth season of the show, which airs in Australia on SBS Viceland.

The ensemble cast in "The Last Man on Earth" has consistently been one of the strongest and most overlooked casts on television.

That call made, Fox was left with "limited opportunities" to schedule Brooklyn Nine-Nine and "ultimately decided" they did not have room, what with network's Thursday Night Football grab also gobbling up time on its fall schedule.

Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement: "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".

Among Fox's new shows is "The Cool Kids", a comedy about rebellious friends in a retirement community, with stars including David Alan Grier, Martin Mull and Vicki Lawrence.

Executive producer Dan Goor announced on Twitter that the beloved comedy, which aired for five seasons on Fox, has escaped cancellation. This is the first time he has appeared as part of the NBC family since the network saved his comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" from cancellation.

"We're really happy that it's found a new home", she said. The network needed to find the right spot for it, she said.

Greenblatt later went on to talk about the online campaigns to save the show, which he said were a very good thing.

Just one day after Fox announced their plans to axe the show completely, the legends at NBC confirmed that Brooklyn Nine-Nine is not being cancelled. I know this past season was one of the best years creatively. Added cochairman Gary Newman: "Tim's personal politics really aren't a big feature of the show". We always felt like ABC didn't really prioritize Last Man Standing. That drop probably has something to do with angry fans still seething over how the show killed off star Kevin James' TV wife Erinn Hayes between seasons and enlisted James' "King of Queens" co-star Leah Remini as his foil.

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". The mystery/sci-fi-ish show focuses on a turbulent plane flight that ends safely - but the world has moved on, to five years in the future. "It wouldn't have happened without you".



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