These past couple of weeks have been sheer madness on the TV schedule front.
Fans of the popular police sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine had an up-and-down, and some might say rough week, when it was announced by Fox on Thursday that the show would be canceled after five seasons, only to be picked up by NBC less than two days later. "I even called some junior execs and laid into them too". "We've been watching it closely ever since". The cop comedy is actually produced by Universal Television, a sister company to NBC, which famously passed on the show when it was originally looking for a home.
"We own it. It's one of few comedies in recent years to have a really robust global number, a syndication upside which a lot of shows don't have anymore".More news: LeBron has 'zero' concern after Cavs' lopsided Game 1 loss
The show, about a group of detectives taking on Brooklyn's crime was one of the several series at risk of cancellation, joining series like Lucifer and the Last Man on Earth on the chopping block. But it sounds like the fan push to renew the show wasn't really a big factor for NBC, since they were already on the same page.
TV cancellations suck. Even the least watched network shows usually have a million viewers or more in the US and when those shows get shoved down the garbage disposal, that means there are at least a few fans out there who loved the show, and more that were probably at least casually invested. Yeah, don't forget to watch the show.
Really, NBC seems like a much better home for the Samberg series anyway.
The network quickly swooped in after Fox dumped it last week, adding it to NBC's midseason schedule.More news: WWE Raw: Watch the best moves here
"It was based on a variety of factors". We ordered it throughout five seasons.
He noted that as far as Timeless and Mindy Kaling's bubble comedy Champions, "we tried to give the producers the courtesy of letting this shows run" before making a decision about their futures. "He and Jerrod produced a really amusing and appealing pilot, and we thought our Sunday night, young, somewhat male-leaning audience would be a great opportunity for it". Saturday evenings are reserved for Dateline Saturday Night Mystery and back-to-back showings of Saturday Night Live, with Sunday dedicated to football (Football Night in America and Sunday Night Football).
Joel Lo Truglio tweeted, "We are so grateful for our fans".
But the multi-camera family comedy series is a break from the quirkier single-camera comedies and daring animated fare the Fox network has been known to favor over the years.More news: Poor People's Campaign March Leads to Arrests in Montgomery
She said "Last Man Standing", which averaged around 8.5 million viewers in its last season on ABC, was never heavily promoted on that network.