May 20, 2018

We now know why NBC chose to save Brooklyn Nine-Nine

15 May 2018, 06:18 | Winston Chapman

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The commercial TV networks haven't even finished airing their season finales and already the fall TV season is looking to be one of the strangest yet familiar seasons ever.

Fox also explained why it saved "Last Man Standing." First Brooklyn Nine Nine got cancelled and we had all of the feels.

This is the week that broadcasters traditionally announce their schedules for the coming season to advertisers in NY, and while they hope to draw attention - and advertising dollars - to their shiny new shows, for viewers whose shows won't be back, it can be a sad time. And the Tim Allen comedy is getting a second life on Fox after being canceled - a year ago - by ABC. The show won two Golden Globes in its freshman season - for best comedy series and best actor in a comedy series (Samberg).

NBC's pickup of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" follows 32 hours of groundswell of support for the show on social media the magnitude of which we have rarely seen, with regular fans - joined by celebrity ones like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Guillermo del Toro, Seth Meyers and Mark Hamill - rallying behind it.

It seemed like the entire world's heart broke last week when Fox announced it had cancelled sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine amidst a bevy of other axed series, including The Mick and The Last Man on Earth.

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With Thursday Night Football no longer taking up part of its fall schedule, NBC will use the night as home to its comedies.

"We made a decision this year, which was we wanted to give 'Bob's Burgers, ' an Emmy-winning huge performer for us, an opportunity to have a primetime period and to really grow", said Walden.

The networks are saving most of their news shows for midseason, along with some returning series. "It's a really amusing show..." By Friday night it was an NBC series. Sorry, Lucifer fans (and I'm one too, so I'm not happy).

Roseanne Barr is also a Trump supporter, as is the title character of her show, but "Roseanne" also includes other political voices.

So, in business-speak, it's great that passionate fans got #SaveLucifer trending, but there weren't enough of those fans to make the show competitive enough to stay on the schedule for a fourth season. Warner Bros., which produces the show, decided not to renew the contract of Clayne Crawford, who'd costarred as Martin Riggs, following what the Hollywood Reporter describes as "a string of behavior issues on the set." "Well, just goes to show you - a lot can happen in a year".

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