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NBC Picks Up Recently-Canceled ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

Although Hulu was the expected new home for five year-old sitcom “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” which received its walking papers from Fox on May 10, NBC actually stepped up to the plate first. The network, which will unveil its programming plans to advertisers and the media at Radio City Music Hall on Monday morning, has ordered 13 new episodes of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Universal Television — the parent company of NBC — produces the series.

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,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “Mike Schur, Dan Goor, and Andy Samberg grew up on NBC and we’re all thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and best cast comedies in a long time will take its place in our comedy line-up. I speak for everyone at NBC, here’s to the Nine-Nine!

Hulu and Netflix had also previously expressed interest in picking up “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”. For 2018-19, NBC has three shows from producer Mike Schur as the former Fox comedy joins “The Good Place” and the newly-ordered bar sitcom “Abby’s”.

The news of the show’s end on Fox on Thursday, May 10 ignited a barrage of tweets from its fans expressing anger and disappointment especially from celebrities like Lin-Manuel Miranda and Sean Astin.

Once news of its renewal arrived online, the reactions were joyous, especially from its cast and crew:

Debuting on September 13, 2013, the comedy revolves around Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct, who comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher).

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Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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