You know how we all have that one show we love and dread the moment it reaches the finish line? For me, those shows were Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Lucifer. Guess what? Both shows got canceled by FOX, along with The Exorcist.
For those of you who have never heard of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, it’s a cop sitcom starring Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher. It can make your day with a single episode. Through it silliness, however, it has also tackled serious topics, such as racial profiling, corruption of the law, and sexuality. One of the last episodes revolved around an active shooter situation; something that has become quite serious in the last several years.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine has given us fully human characters, beautiful, powerful, flawed, vulnerable, majestic… In whichever form, B99 must return. It will. And I will be there to watch. And, it is my hope that I hope that, this time, a lot more people do too.
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) May 11, 2018
As for Lucifer, what can I say? The show revolved around Lucifer, the uh, devil. He got bored and left hell in pursuit of a “normal” life. Lucifer is also a part-detective, part-fantasy series (starring Tom Ellis and Lauren German) and had touched LGBT topics as well.
To be quite honest, I was really taken aback when I heard of the cancelation of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Lucifer. Both series have a huge fanbase and pretty good ratings, and most importantly, they are satisfying as hell.
As you can imagine, fans took to Twitter and other social media platforms to protest and request at least one more season renewal, making the hashtags #PickUpLucifer and #BringBack99 trend. Amongst them were several celebrities such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Hamill, and William Shatner (bless).
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
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
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) May 12, 2018
And while fans have waged an all-out war against FOX, the broadcasting company has decided to revive the former ABC sitcom Last Man Standing (starring Tim Allen). Many believe that this is the reason why so many shows got canceled.
Tim Allen had believed that Last Man Standing had been canceled because his character had been a conservative. He said on Jimmy Kimmel Live:
You get beat up if don’t believe what everybody believes. This is like ’30s Germany. I don’t know what happened. If you’re not part of the group, ‘You know what we believe is right,’ I go, ‘Well, I might have a problem with that.’
How disgusting is this. Fox cancels three good comedies but has the money to revive Tim Allen's canceled garbage. Thanks, Roseanne.https://t.co/xU32dORQE9
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) May 11, 2018
A Ray of Hope
Thankfully, Netflix, Hulu, and NBC were there to support the fans! NBC announced Saturday, May 12, that they’re picking up Brooklyn Nine-Nine! The sixth season will only have thirteen episodes, and while that may not seem as much, it’s a blessing for those of us who adore the show.
As Terry Crews said:
— terrycrews (@terrycrews) May 12, 2018
— NBC Entertainment (@nbc) May 12, 2018
It’s NINE o’clock and the NINE NINE is now on NBC. We are so grateful for our fans. THANK YOU. You made this happen. And we’re excited about this amazing new chapter for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. ❤️👍🏻🚨
— JoeLoTruglio (@JoeLoTruglio) May 12, 2018
So here’s hoping that The Exorcist and Lucifer will get picked up as well! With the amount of buzz happening on social media, it’s only a matter of time until one of them is chosen and hopefully utilized correctly!