It’s a television miracle!
Just days after Fox broke the hearts of comedy fans everywhere, NBC has swooped in and rescued in and rescued one of our favorite sitcoms on television.
Indeed:Â Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been picked up for a sixth season!
To quote Captain Raymond Holt…. HOT DAMN!
Executive producer Dan Goor broke this amazing news late on Friday via Twitter, saying his series is coming back for at least 13 more episodes.
“Hey everyone, just wanted to say no big deal but…. NBC JUST PICKED #BROOKLYN99 UP FOR SEASON 6!!!” Goor wrote, adding:
“Thanks in no small part to you, the best fans in the history of the world! Nine-Nine!”
Television shows get canceled all the time, of course.
Overall, 20 were actually given the axe in just a 24-hour period yesterday.
But the outcry over Fox canceling Brooklyn Nine-Nine was especially loud this week, with fans (including some famous ones; see below) aghast that such a funny and optimistic and well-acted program no longer had a home.
“Ever since we sold this show to Fox, Iâ€™ve regretted letting it get away, and itâ€™s high time it came back to its rightful home,â€ť NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement.
â€śMike Schur, Dan Goor and Andy Samberg grew up on NBC, and weâ€™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, hereâ€™s to the Nine-Nine!”
Fox put its own end to the cop comedy on Thursday, ending a five-season run.
However, viewers – including famous names such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Hamill and Guillermo del Toro – raised such an uproar on social media that NBC apparently took notice.
The show started as a vehicle for Saturday Night Live alum Andy Samberg, but has grown into one of the best ensemble comedies on television.
It co-stars Melissa Fumero, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Stephanie Beatriz and Chelsea Peretti, among others.
It really is very, very funny.
“#Brooklyn99 IS COMING BACK FOR SEASON 6 YOU GUYS ON NBC!!!!! You did this!!” Tweeted Fumero last night, adding:
“You got loud and you were heard and you saved our show!! Thank you!! Thank you to NBC!! NINE NINE!”
And there was this from Beatriz:
“SQUAD YOU DID IT #BROOKLYN99 WILL BE ON NBC FOR OUR 6th SEASON!!!!!”
We’re as happy as Captain Holt eating some kind of bland meal.
Or as thrilled as Terry opening up a brand new cup of yogurt.
Or smiling as widely as Jake thinking of the name of a friend’s sex tape.
Will any other shows get saved by any new networks?
Here’s a look at what else got axed this season: