NBC picks up Brooklyn Nine-Nine for season six after Fox cancellation

NBC picks up Brooklyn Nine-Nine for season six after Fox cancellation
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Sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be returning for a sixth season after NBC chose to pick up the recently cancelled show.

Fox had cancelled the show after five seasons and social media was quickly flooded with tributes to the quirky cop sitcom.

Alongside those who worked on the show, celebrities such as Guillermo Del Toro, Mark Hamill and Lin Manuel Miranda tweeted their support.

NBC agreed to pick the show up less than 24 hours after the cancellation was announced. NBC aired all seven seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine producer Michael Schur's previous show, Parks and Recreation.

News of the renewal was announced on Twitter, with the cast and crew crediting the outpouring of support on social media for the show's survival.

"Hey everyone, just wanted to say no big deal but....NBC JUST PICKED #BROOKLYN99 UP FOR SEASON 6!!!," producer Dan Goor wrote.

"Thanks in no small part to you, the best fans in the history of the world!"

"Thank you to everyone for the crazy outpouring of support. It means the world to us. It wouldn't have happened without you," star Andy Samberg wrote, via the Twitter account of his band, the Lonely Island.

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