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NBC saves Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine has aired for five seasons on Fox

UPFRONTS: NBC has given a new lease of life to former Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, days after it was cancelled by the Murdoch-run broadcast network.

The Comcast-owned channel has confirmed it has taken on the detective spoof after the show’s exec producer Dan Groor announced it on Twitter on Friday. In a follow-up tweet, NBC Entertainment wrote: “We got your SIX! #Brooklyn99 is officially coming to NBC!”

NBC is understood to have ordered 13 episodes for the show’s sixth season. The announcement came almost immediately after Fox called time on the Andy Samberg- and Terry Crews-starring series, which had run for five seasons.

The decision by Fox, which axed fellow comedies The Mick and The Last Man on Earth at the same time, was immediately decried by fans on Twitter, including high-profile condemnation from Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator hit musical Hamilton, and Star Wars star Mark Hamill.

Crews, who had tweeted his pleasure at NBC’s decision over the weekend, also thanked Hamill and the Universal Television-produced show’s fans for contributing to its survival.

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