And NBC swooping in to rescue Brooklyn Nine-Nine happened so fast - just one day after Fox axed the show. Now, the season five finale - which focuses on the wedding of Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) - will serve as the series finale as well.
According to Lesley Goldberg, TV critic for The Hollywood Reporter, the show's producer, Universal Television, had fielded interest from companies like Hulu and Netflix to revive it, but they ultimately passed.
Jonathon Dornbush is IGN's News Editor who has been watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine and is very happy he'll get to do so for at least one more.
So what made B99 so attractive to NBC?
"We jumped on it really quickly and are thrilled to have it and think it fits into our brand of comedy in many ways better than it fit into Fox's brand of comedy", Greenblatt continued. Greenblatt confirmed that this played a role in NBC's decision.
NBC noticed the love, and so did our experts in the TV category for the Fandom 250. 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. "Now we get the news from FOX that it's time to get back out on that diamond - hell yes, I'm excited!" In addition, Fox holds the rights to air Major League Baseball postseason games, including the World Series. Unlike ABC, NBC and CBS, Fox does not program the 10 p.m. hour, giving them less real estate to begin with.