Fox execs finally reveal why Brooklyn Nine-Nine was canceled

Actor Tim Allen in a scene from

Nearly exactly a year after its cancellation, following petitions and cries from fans to bring it back, Allen thanked everyone for their support and announced that the show would air on Fox starting in the fall of 2018.

Last Man Standing was initially cancelled by ABC after the 2016-2017 season.

In a statement sent to Fox News on Friday, Allen said he was excited to begin filming Season 3.

"So we were emboldened by the performance of "Roseanne" and that certainly made us think that this was a really good opportunity..." Gotham will also be held until the winter after being picked up for a fifth and final season over the weekend.

The Resident leads off Mondays at 8 p.m., followed the return of 9-1-1, which ranks as the network's number one scripted series.

The new Fox comedies are "Rel" and "The Cool Kids".

"Rel:" "Inspired" by the life of Lil Rel Howery, who was a breakout on NBC's "The Carmichael Show" and was the security guard, and hero, of "Get Out". Howery portrays a loving husband and father living on the West Side of Chicago, who finds out his wife is having an affair with his barber, then is forced to rebuild his life as a long-distance father, as his wife moves to Cleveland with their children, and re-enters the dating pool.

Gary Newman, chairman and CEO of Fox Television Group, revealed that despite rumors, he didn't believe "Last Man Standing" was canceled over Allen's political views. It's a really amusing show ...

"The Cool Kids:" Stars David Alan Grier, Martin Mull, Vicki Lawrence and Leslie Jordan, this is about a group of pals who live in a retirement community. This one's produced by Charlie Day of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia".

The midseason for Fox will feature a live January production of "Rent", and two new dramas, medical thriller "The Passage", with Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and "Proven" Innocent, a legal series about wrongful convictions.

But why did Fox cancel the series in the first place?

Thursdays are dedicated to football. Joe Buck will be the play-by-play broadcaster and Troy Aikman, the analyst, Fox announced Monday.

"We felt like we didn't have the exact right place to schedule it this year", Walden said.

"We really looked for an opportunity to move it to our schedule and we just didn't have the right show to pair it with", he said. We always wondered how it would do if it was given a better opportunity and prioritized more in terms of a network's marketing agenda.

Fox programmers are going with a conservative game plan this fall with the addition of Thursday night National Football League games.

As widely reported over the weekend - a particularly lively weekend for cancellations, with about 19 network series axed between Thursday and Sunday - Fox dropped "The Exorcist", "The Last Man on Earth", "Lucifer", "The Mick", and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine".

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