Say it isn’t so.
Condolences, fans of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Yes, after five seasons, one of the best comedy shows on television has been cancelled. Fox has decided not to continue with the Andy Samberg-produced and starring series, which follows the team at the 99th precinct of the NYPD.
The stars of the show have hit social media with reactions, sharing their shock at the news, thanking the show’s fans, and describing their appreciation at being a part of the series.
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
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
I love you fans. I love you squad. It has been an incredible five years. I’m so very lucky, so deeply thankful to have been part of a show that has brought so much joy to so many. NINE-NINE!❤ #Brooklyn99 #renewB99
— JoeLoTruglio (@JoeLoTruglio) May 10, 2018
While no doubt sad news, I celebrate all that #Brooklyn99 has accomplished, how much it has meant to me personally and I will forever cherish the time I was gifted in the company of these fine people. ❤
— Dirk Blocker (@DirkBlocker) May 11, 2018
BUT, before you crumble into a blubbering heap (if you haven’t already), there’s still hope the show will be picked up elsewhere! The outcry online has been deafening, which is certainly a good thing to have if other networks are to take notice.
And take notice they have. THR is reporting that NBC, Netflix, Hulu and TBS have expressed interest in picking up the show and that there are “plans to fight to revive the series at another outlet following the wave of support from critics and stars.”
Here are some of the fan and celebrity reactions circling Twitter:
— Gemma Black (@Bourbonsketch) May 11, 2018
— Brooklyn✨? (@dapperbrooklyn) May 11, 2018
— Brian Woodke (@brianwoodke) May 11, 2018
Unfollow me now because all I’ll be tweeting about is #Brooklyn99 I will save this show even if it’s the last thing I do
— joevelyn (@fauxadeux) May 11, 2018
I’m so confused and angry. Why would you cancel one of the most diverse, well represented, and hilarious shows on air? I laugh every episode and now I’m crying #Brooklyn99
— Em (@QueenEmmaline) May 11, 2018
Director Benicio Del Toro tweeted…
Reason #30: The world is better with this show in it. I love these characters and the healing good energy B99 brings. https://t.co/HXs6ct8bzv
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) May 11, 2018
Mark Hamill tweeted…
Oh NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! ???? I’m SO not ready to say #ByeBye99. Be forewarned @FOXTV-when networks dump shows I love, I’m known for holding grudges a long, L-O-N-G time. I’m still mad @CBS didn’t renew #SquarePegs! ?#EverythingILikeGetsCancelled https://t.co/NEry6Hrpng
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 10, 2018
Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted…
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
To which Patton Oswolt tweeted…
Seconded, thirded and fourthed. https://t.co/DQ6auNIygX
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 10, 2018
If the show isn’t picked up to continue elsewhere, it means the upcoming season 5 finale, set to air on Fox on May 20, will be the show’s final episode. Ever.
And now, fellow Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans, we wait and hope for the best. Stay tuned.