It’s the end of the road for Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fox’s cult cop comedy starring Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, which was the only remaining Fox comedy series from an outside studio, Universal TV.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine also was the highest-rated live-action comedy series on Fox this season with a 1.3 adults 18-49 Live+7 rating, edging LA to Vegas, The Last Man On Earth and The Mick (all at 1.2). Negotiations with Universal TV went down to the wire last year, with the comedy able to clinch a Season 4 renewal. It didn’t happen this time.
The network today also canceled The Last Man on Earth and The Mick.Brooklyn Nine-Nine debuted to decent ratings in September 2013, then quickly scored a Season 2 renewal and a post-Super Bowl slot for its freshman run which also garnered two Golden Globe awards — for Best TV Series – Comedy or Musical and best actor in a comedy for SNL vet and Lonely Islander Samberg.
But Brooklyn Nine-Nine never drew wide audiences, with its ratings performance hampered by the constant scheduling moves between Sunday and Tuesday. After a lengthy winter break, the show returned to its old 8:30 PM Sunday slot this spring as a midseason replacement for freshman comedy Ghosted, improving the time slot.
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