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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Has Officially Been Cancelled

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Has Officially Been Cancelled

It's not the only beloved show that is for the chop.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

After five seasons, 10 awards and hell of a lot of nominations, the beloved TV series Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been thrown in the bin.

With Fox set to rejig it's schedule to make room for shows on it's fall line-up, the crazy cop show has bitten the dust. The shows that will replace it are to be announced next week.

It's not as if this hasn't been coming, to be fair.

TVLine, who has listed the comedy cop show as 'A Long Shot' at getting renewed for a sixth season, had pointed out that ratings had been falling. The website says: "The cop comedy is enjoying something of a creative resurgence this season, but you'd never know it from looking at the ratings."

Pfft, what do they know? Well, probably a lot actually, but still.

For those that don't know, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is set in a police department in New York City and focuses on a bunch of detectives led by Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher).


On review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, it has a 95 percent positive rating from the critics, while the audience score is just one point lower. Seasons two, four and five have all reached that top target of 100 percent - which is something that even the likes of Game of Thrones haven't reached.

The news must come as a massive blow to fans who have enjoyed the show's 110 episodes.

While some might pass off Brooklyn Nine-Nine as 'just another comedy', it actually contained some golden, genuinely side-splitting moments as well as not shying away from some deeper topics.

Captain Holt is openly gay and makes several references to his coming out, which, in the real world, would be a pretty big deal for a police department chief.

Most people will point towards the episode titled 'Moo Moo' where Terry Crews' character suffers from racial profiling despite being a cop himself.

It tackled the 'Black Lives Matter' debate while also chucking in a few laughs to balance the episode. Crews said that that episode was important to ensuring the show wouldn't 'become a cartoon'.

He added: "It's something we really handled with comedy but at the same time in a very, very factual, truthful way and I think that people are really going to really, really like that episode."

Reviews of 'Moo Moo' were overwhelmingly positive, with some people calling it one of the show's best.


"'Moo Moo' is, perhaps, the fourth season's best beneficiary to date of Brooklyn Nine-Nine's longstanding character developments: Here, the amount of time we've spent investing in its cast pays off with astronomic results," wrote Andy Crump for Paste Magazine.

But Nine-Nine isn't the only show that is for the chop soon.

TV Line says that The Mick and The Last Man on Earth are both cancelled too, while Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Madam Secretary, Elementary and Blindspot are listed as 'Could Go Either Way'.

Featured Image Credit: NBC

Topics: Brooklyn Nine Nine, Entertainment, TV and Film