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A show that ranked in the high 90s on Rotten Tomatoes has been taken off the air, with some speculating that disappointing viewing figures lay behind the decision - although tell that to the show's legions of distraught fans.
As the news circulated across the Internet, the cast and crew of the incredible show have been reacting on social media.
Wow. Thank you all for this incredible outpouring of support. #brooklyn99 fans are the best fans in the world. It means the world to me and everyone else who works on the show.
- Dan Goor (@djgoor) 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. :heart:
- Dirk Blocker (@DirkBlocker) May 11, 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!:heart: #Brooklyn99 #renewB99
- JoeLoTruglio (@JoeLoTruglio) May 10, 2018
Some of the cast - such as Terry Crews, who played Detective Sergeant Terry Jeffords - kept their messages brief, whereas others like Melissa Fumero (Sergeant Amy Santiago) laid their feelings bare.
She wrote: "I am still processing... don't have all the words... but... these last five years have been incredible.
"Thank you for all your love and support. We have the best fans. It's been a huge honour to play Amy and be a part of this tremendous ensemble."
But it's not just the people who work on the cop comedy who are upset that it's been cancelled - some very high profile fans have raised their voices
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
Here's the thing about Brooklyn 99 being cancelled, I don't want it to be. I love all of those people & they earned the right 2 have a final season victory lap where I could emotionally prepare. Don't know them. Have nothing 2 do with the show. I'm just a fan who deserves better.
- Sean Astin (@SeanAstin) May 11, 2018
Thanks for the memories, #Brooklyn99 :cry: pic.twitter.com/BnmwCdb9RS
- backstreetboys (@backstreetboys) May 10, 2018
Yeah, even the Backstreet Boys chimed in about their hurt after the show used one of their best known songs in a notably hilarious moment.
While it seems as though the decision is final, it's not stopping fans from begging other networks and streaming services from picking up the programme.
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.
So, never say never.
Featured Image Credit: Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Fox
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