In news that I expect will thrill my comedy-loving colleagues, comedy cop show Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been rescued by NBC, which is bringing the series back for a sixth season.
The comedy was a cult favourite for five seasons on Fox, but was cancelled last week, to the despair of a lot of fans, including an inordinate amount of Kotaku and Compete staffers.
Even Hideo Kojima's best friend mourned the show's loss:
Brooklyn Nine-Nine has given us fully human characters, beautiful, powerful, flawed, vulnerable, majestic... In whichever form, B99 must return. It will. And I will be there to watch. And, it is my hope that I hope that, this time, a lot more people do too.
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) May 11, 2018
But beloved comedies have a way of returning. See Arrested Development's revival on Netflix and Roseanne's recent return after a generational break.
— NBC Entertainment (@nbc) May 12, 2018
And the show's co-creator re-joiced:
Hey everyone, just wanted to say no big deal but....
NBC JUST PICKED #BROOKLYN99 UP FOR SEASON 6!!!
Thanks in no small part to you, the best fans in the history of the world!
— Dan Goor (@djgoor) May 12, 2018
Some of our staff recently were talking about whether the show was on the decline, saying the current season has been a step down. Others are still loving it. All of them now get to watch the next season and see if it can bounce back.
Now, which other cancelled comedies should come back?