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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' has been revived by NBC after Fox cancellation

Originally an NBC Entertainment vehicle, chairman Bob Greenblatt acknowledged a mistake was made in letting the show get away to Fox, to begin with.


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NBC Entertainment has rescued the Mike Schur comedy Brookyn Nine-Nine, following its cancellation by Fox.

 

Chairman Bob Greenblatt acknowledged a mistake was made in letting the show get away on Sunday during a conference call with reporters. The network's admission in picking up the show and getting a rare second opportunity came just a few days after it was slated to end by Fox.

Its a show very close to us. Weve been watching it closely ever since. If I knew Andy Samberg was going to be cast, we would have never sold it to Fox. We thought it was a missed opportunity from the beginning. And we think it fits into our brand of comedy in many ways better than it ever fit in the Fox brand of comedy.

Fox Television co-chair Dana Walden said the cancellation was deemed necessary in part to raise the profile of Emmy-winning "Bob's Burgers" as well as hour restrictions that appeared with the addition of "Thursday Night Football."

 

"We loved the show," she said, according to the LA Times. "We ordered it throughout five seasons, which is a great length of time for a single-camera comedy. Ultimately we felt like we didn't have the exact right place to schedule it this year. We're really happy, though, that it's found a new home."

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