Fans of the TV show Brooklyn Nine-Nine were in for a bit of a shock earlier this year when its network, Fox, canceled it. In spite of its so-so ratings, it had gained a passionate cult following and critical acclaim, to boot. With that in mind, it was surprising to many fans when Fox gave it the chop, but it was short-lived.
Within 24 hours or so, however, the show was un-canceled — more specifically, it was rescued by Fox’s competition, NBC. But with any network change, there comes a risk that the overall nature of the show will be changed. After all, each network has its own style and culture, and it very well may want its new show to reflect that.
During the TV Critics Association press tour, showrunner Dan Goor was asked if they would continue on as if they had at Fox, and Goor responded:
“I think you’re giving us an immense amount of credit to think that we’ve planned a whole season in advance. But yes, it is– the mandate from NBC… has been, ‘We know this show, we love this show, that’s why we picked up this show, please keep making the same show.’
“There are no substantive changes in terms of our approach to the show or anything else.”
I think this is great to hear. As a fan of the show, I think I speak for many fans when I say, “all I want is more of the same.” As it was, the show had strong writing, great characters, and fun performances from its cast. It’s all I want from an ensemble comedy, and I just want more of it.
The only downside? We’re only getting half a season this coming spring, as opposed to a full fall-to-spring season.
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