After five seasons, Fox revealed the network’s decision to ax one of its veteran sitcom series Brooklyn Nine-Nine Thursday, according to Entertainment Weekly
The award-winning half-hour-long police comedy, alongside “The Mick” and “The Last Man on Earth”, has been canceled to make room for the incoming fall lineup of freshman television series, which will be announced at the network’s annual Upfronts presentation in New York next week, as reported by CNN
Entertainment Weekly reports that Brooklyn Nine-Nine, helmed by an ensemble cast featuring Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, has garnered critical acclaim for not only its representation of LGBTQ characters but also for its cautious approach in tackling of sensitive societal issues with a humorous undertone.
The show’s cast had previously expressed their optimism at being renewed for a sixth season, with Samberg stating to Entertainment Weekly that he felt “we’re in a good place, but as to whether or not we get more, that’s obviously far beyond my reach. But fingers crossed.”
The sitcom’s loyal fanbase, cultivated over the series’ five seasons, took to Twitter Thursday to express their outrage and mourn the loss of their beloved comedy, tweeting their pleas for the network to #renewB99.
RENEW BROOKLYN NINE NINE
I ONLY WATCH LIKE 4 THINGS
THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS#RenewB99
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 10, 2018
— Niel (@nieldownnow) May 10, 2018
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) May 10, 2018
Likewise, Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor and stars took to Twitter after the network’s announcement to relay their heartfelt gratitude to fans for their overwhelming support for the series.
Wow. Thank you all for this incredible outpouring of support. #brooklyn99 fans are the best fans in the world. It means the world to me and everyone else who works on the show.
— Dan Goor (@djgoor) May 10, 2018
I am still processing… don’t have all the words.. but.. These last 5 years have been incredible. Thank you for all your love and support. We have the best fans. It’s been a huge honor to play Amy and be a part of this tremendous ensemble. NINE NINE! #Brooklyn99 pic.twitter.com/nmBFA2rm6I
— Melissa Fumero (@melissafumero) May 10, 2018
Squad, we love you. What a gift this series has been: it’s been my honor. Your sadness is noted. NINE- NINE! pic.twitter.com/qAcOYfpNZh
— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) May 10, 2018
Brooklyn Nine-Nine will air its series finale, which revolves around Jake and Amy’s wedding, on Sunday, May 20th.
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