Brooklyn Nine-Nine Is Canceled and It's Your Fault Because It's a Good Show You Never Watched


Brooklyn Nine-Nine—the Andy Samberg television show about cops that you thought everyone was watching because it was, in fact, funny but somehow you’d only seen, like, two episodes—has been cancelled. Happy, you monster?

Of the many shows that I view regularly, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was not one of them, but it probably should have been. I feel bad and will always look back fondly on the one episode I watched. TV Line reports:

Following a months-long hiatus, the Andy Samberg comedy returned in April to 1.9 million total viewers and a 0.9 demo rating, ticking up from its winter finale to deliver its second-largest audience of the season while marking a 14-1/2 month high in the demo. Its most recent episode netted 1.7 mil/0.7, which was on-par with fellow Sunday night bubble comedy The Last Man on Earth.
As recently as April, series co-creator Dan Goor remained cautiously optimistic about Season 6, telling TVLine that the upcoming Season 5 finale — featuring Jake and Amy’s wedding — is not intended to be a series finale. However, “in the unlikely event that it does serve [as our final episode],” fans will be satisfied, he maintained.

Deadline also notes that the show “never drew wide audiences, with its ratings performance hampered by the constant scheduling moves between Sunday and Tuesday.”

All’s well that ends well, unfortunately. Blame it on the TV gods who know nothing. The series finale airs on May 20, and I bet you’ll watch it, won’t you? Sad.

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