FOX canceled Brooklyn Nine-Nine in clearly the biggest surprise cancelation of the year so far.
Perhaps the more incredible part of the story is not only the outpouring of support for the show but attention to possibly saving it. And other broadcast networks always peruse the trash heap of their rivals looking for a treasure to revive. Talks have been happening, and this could end up being the latest case of a show that was cancelled by a traditional network and then picked up by a streaming service. It's the kind of comedy like The Office where you can just hop into a single episode and laugh your ass off, but also have these fantastic stories and and characters that pulled you in.
The zany cop comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" had to turn in its badge to Fox.
Would Hulu be the best place for new seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine?
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Hulu seems the likeliest of bets here as that streaming service owns the SVOD rights to the comedy and already has a built-in base of fans who watch the series through that streaming platform.
The show was canceled on Thursday by Fox after 5 seasons, and that left many fans in dismay. Hulu also now has an SVOD deal with the show, so the two entities have a relationship of some nature already. And Arrested Development found a new home on Netflix after Fox ended the show after three seasons.
Saying goodbye to a well-liked show is never fun, but it's important to remember that five seasons and 100-plus episodes is an impressive run for a niche offering, especially in today's crowded era of Peak TV.
TBS is another option if Hulu doesn't bite.
Usually these negotiations take some time. However, it was not enough for Fox to give it another go.