NBC Saved Brooklyn 99 After Fans Went Into Meltdown Over Its Cancellation
US television network Fox recently announced they would be axing several shows, including The Mick, The Last Man on Earth and Brooklyn 99. And social media went into overdrive.
When 99 fans found out, there was a complete meltdown. The Season 5 finale was set to be the last episode of the series unless someone would swoop in and save it. There was a massive outpouring of love for the cast and crew, and in all the chaos NBC swooped in to save the day.
Some pretty big name celebrities also came out in support of the show, Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro demanded another season while Mark Hamill was just devastated.
Luckily for Luke Skywalker, the series which stars Andy Samberg, Chelsea Peretti, Joe Lo Truglio, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews, Andre Braugher and Stephanie Beatriz, has been ordered for a 13 episode sixth season by NBC.
The cast were vocal on twitter thanking fans for going absolutely insane after Fox announced the show's cancellation, without the sheer support the show may not have found a new home.
These kids of fan-based campaigns to save shows continue to pop up. In fact, due to the noise social media can make most cancelled shows are getting pushback from hardcore fans.
When Netflix axed the niche-favourite Sense8 the campaign to bring it back was so intense the streaming giant announced it would be releasing a two-hour movie to wrap the series up in order to placate fans.
These fan campaigns aren't new, with Star Trek fans committed to a letter writing campaign to save the show in the '60s.
Brooklyn 99 will wrap up its fifth season this week.
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