The news must come as a massive blow to fans who have enjoyed the show's 110 episodes.
Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that, just hours after Fox announced the show's cancellation, multiple networks reached out to producers Universal Television. It lived for two seasons. The series about the antics of a Brooklyn Police Department is now in its 5th season on Fox and is also syndicated on several other networks and streaming services including both Showmax, Hulu and Netflix where it is reportedly popular on all three.
While the show's ratings had lowered over its five-season run, it has earned huge critical acclaim, with all five seasons rating at 88% or above on Rotten Tomatoes. With hashtags #RenewB99 and #SaveB99 rapidly gaining attention, fans hope that Netflix or Hulu will pick up the series to continue it.
As a fan of the show, I am very sad to report via Deadline that FOX's cult cop comedy show Brooklyn Nine-Nine is being canceled after 5 seasons.
The comedy series set in the 99th precinct of the NYPD starred Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker and Joel McKinnon Miller. "I hear that there had been incoming interest from other outlets about picking up the show".
Following the cancellation news, co-creator and executive Dan Goor takes to Twitter to thank fans for their "incredible outpouring of support". Hulu is the show's SVOD home and it appears that it might the show's best bet for staying on the air following the lead of The Mindy Project, another former Fox show.
After hearing the news, Hulu made a decision to continue running the show and it lasted for another three seasons before ending on its own terms in 2017.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine has two episodes left: "White Whale" on May 13 and the now series finale "Jake & Amy" on May 20.
I stuck with the series all the way through, and I don't regret one bit of it. Season 4 ended on a pretty huge cliffhanger as the cast found themselves surrounded by a horde of survivors, and Forte said he meant to wrap things up with a definitive ending should the show continue through Season 5. If Last Man Standing can get picked back up, so can Brooklyn Nine-Nine, right?