It looks like one network’s lost treasure could find another home as there may be hope for Brooklyn Nine-Nine after all.
Hours after being canceled at Fox after a five-season run, the series has become the talk of the industry with other outlets taking notice of the worldwide outpouring of support and now, several networks have expressed interest in saving the show.
In an exclusive report by THR, producers Universal Television have fielded a number of incoming calls from other outlets including Hulu (where the Andy Samberg comedy has an SVOD deal), Netflix (which has business with the studio including Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), TBS (whose president, Kevin Reilly, developed the series and whose network airs off-network repeats to the comedy) and network sibling NBC.
Insiders note that the studio has plans to fight to revive the series at another network following the out pour of support from critics and stars including Lin-Manuel Miranda and Mark Hamill, among countless others. Universal Television declined comment.
NBC would also be a smart fit for the Mike Schur and Dan Goor comedy co-starring Andre Braugher and Terry Crews. The network is currently home to Schur’s critically acclaimed series The Good Place, and this week handed out a series order to the noteworthy producer’s comedy Abby‘s. NBC’s total comedy orders so far this season sit at two — one off from last year.
In any case, Brooklyn Nine-Nine could potentially reap the benefits of a Peak TV universe where it’s become easier for a canceled series or passed-over pilot to find new life outside of the outlet for whom it was produced. Sources also say there has been talk about the Kaitlin Olson-led comedy The Mick and possibly Will Forte’s Last Man on Earth finding new homes elsewhere.
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