Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

NBC explains why it saved Brooklyn Nine-Nine

NBC explains why it saved Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which was created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur, premiered on Fox in September 2013.

The series is set to air on Fox during the 2018-19 TV season. But it was ultimately NBC who picked up the show, making them the unquestioned hero of the upcoming network upfronts.

On a call with reporters (via Deadline), NBC Entertainment Group chief Bob Greenblatt said Brooklyn Nine-Nine "fits into our brand of comedy, in many ways better than it ever fit on Fox". Brooklyn Nine-Nine is produced by Universal TV, a studio aligned with the NBC Universal corporate family. He followed up that statement by saying he never would've let SNL alum Andy Samberg go to Fox if he had known he would've been cast in the show.

"We're thrilled to have [Brooklyn Nine-Nine]", Greenblatt said.

But all hope is not lost, as the outpouring of support (and anger) from fans has shown other networks that there might still be an audience worth chasing after. If something has an avid, occasionally rabid, fanbase, the Fandom 250 wants to recognize that love - the kind of the love that inspires thousands to express themselves with such enthusiasm at broadcast network takes notice.

"It was great to know the fans were outraged, but we were too", he confessed.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine isn't the only show to get cut on Fox. "We love when fans yell and scream on Twitter, but we hope that transfers and they watch the show". The sporting event will occupy more than 30 hours of Fox's airtime, leaving less room for numerous beloved shows that call the network home.

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