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We're sure you've heard the devastating news. After airing for only five seasons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been cancelled by TV network Fox.
The critically acclaimed show was cut from the Fox schedule because of low ratings, with the broadcaster looking to make way for future shows.
Although the show was already believed to be at risk, the cancellation has left Nine-Nine fans gutted at the sitcom's sudden demise.
Now fervent supporters of the show have taken to social media to vent their frustrations - and plead with streaming giants Netflix to save the day.
So, Fox has cancelled Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Okay @netflix, you know what to do.
- Chris Scullion (@scully1888) May 10, 2018
If Brooklyn Nine-Nine doesn't get picked up by another network or Netflix/Hulu, I hope everyone who worked on the show, from writer to actor, looks at Twitter today and sees how much people loved their show, and that the show had an impact on people's lives. #Brooklyn99
- Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) May 10, 2018
I need Brooklyn nine nine to be picked up by @netflix more than I need anything else in my life rn #Brooklyn99 pic.twitter.com/RHJKuuhNwN
- katie (@katieelynch_x) May 10, 2018
The show stars such names as Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Andre Braugher and Stephanie Beatriz, some of whom have even taken to social media themselves and joined in the fans' calls for the show not to be cancelled.
Even celebrities such as Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda, comedian Seth Meyers and Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill have expressed their disbelief at the show's cancellation.
Oh NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! :weary::sob::tired_face::cry: 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! :rage:#EverythingILikeGetsCancelled https://t.co/NEry6Hrpng
- Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) 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
And if Twitter history has taught us anything, it's never to doubt the power of collective online ranting and pleas, because several streaming giants are reportedly listened to the despondent fans, according to Consequence of Sound.
Netflix, the go-to channel for pyjama-wearing binge-watchers, already shows reruns of the comedy cop series, but now the Hollywood Reporter claims it has expressed an interest in taking over Nine-Nine and creating new seasons to air, as it has done previously with shows like Arrested Development and Black Mirror.
Another streaming network interested is Hulu, a company which has a proven track record in rejuvenating seemingly dead TV shows. One of its rebirths, The Mindy Project, a previous victim of Fox, did well on Hulu after the streaming service took over.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is adored by fans and critics alike for having the rare quality of both being hilarious and providing a platform to tackle deep political and social issues in America.
It has explored such heated topics as gun-violence and institutional police racism. It has also been praised for its diverse cast, which includes several members of the LGBT community.
The show had been Fox's second-longest running series after New Girl, but it wasn't the only show to suffer from the cuts. The TV network also cancelled post-apocalyptic comedy series The Last Man on Earth, and The Mick, a sitcom which only lasted two seasons.
These shows are also up for grabs, but the biggest prize would surely be the much-loved Nine-Nine.
Fox's last episode of the show will feature a wedding of two major characters, Detective Jacob Peralta and Sergeant Amy Santiago. It's set to air on 20 May.
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