Thankfully, that bad news was pretty short-lived, as NBC swooped in to take the programme off Fox's hands. Nice one NBC.
Well, now we've even got a release date for the new season, courtesy of the Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast. This follows the Season 6 trailer that dropped over the summer.
Melissa Fumero, who plays Sergeant Amy Santiago, posted an old clip from the show on Instagram to spread the news, writing: "Season 6 coming at ya on Thursday, January 10th!!! See ya there Nine Niners!!! #Brooklyn99."
In the clip, her character is seen conducting an interview in the interrogation room, with Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) in the adjacent room watching in from behind the one-way mirror. He bashes on the window, prompting the glass to shatter - cleverly revealing the date that season six of Brooklyn Nine-Nine will premiere on NBC: 10 January.
That's right, just when you're starting to get annoyed at how sodding boring January is, the gang will be back to entertain you.
One Instagrammer wrote: "Yeeessss!!! Finally! I'm so excited."
A second commented: "OH MY GOD YES YES."
Another said: "WHEN IT COMES OUT I AM GONNA WATCH EPISODE 1 245775432345 TIMES."
Many others paid tribute to Peralta's many famous catchphrases, with one writing: "Cool cool cool cool cool no doubt no doubt."
Fox cancelled the hit TV show back in May, but fans kicked up a right fuss - meaning NBC soon jumped in to save the comedy, giving it a minimum of 13 more episodes.
"Ever since we sold this show to Fox I've regretted letting it get away, and it's high time it came back to its rightful home," said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment.
"Mike Schur, Dan Goor, and Andy Samberg grew up on NBC and we're all thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and best cast comedies in a long time will take its place in our comedy line-up. I speak for everyone at NBC, here's to the Nine-Nine!"
Oh, and then NBC announced that the series had been extended, bumping the number of episodes up to 18. Still not the usual 22 or 23, but we'll definitely take it considering at one point we'd be having zero.
Not long now, folks...