Fox Executives On Cancelling Brooklyn 99 And Picking Up Last Man Standing

The last few days have been busy in the television world, with a number of cancellations as well as a couple of revivals. A few days after being cancelled by Fox, the Andy Samberg led Brooklyn 99 found a new home on NBC and will get a sixth season. The decision to give Brooklyn 99 the ax stemmed from Fox’s new Friday night lineup, which the network looks to fill with more new shows.

CEO of Fox Television, Dana Walden:

“Once we made the decision (about Friday) it limited the opportunities we had to schedule ‘Brooklyn. Scheduling ‘Brooklyn’ would have prevented us from launching something new.”

Another show that was recently given a second chance was Last Man Standing, which stars sitcom veteran, Tim Allen. Last Man Standing has been picked up by Fox after it was cancelled last year.


“It’s a really funny show. It had nothing to do with ‘Roseanne’ that we were interested in the show in the first place. (But) I think everyone took a good, hard look at the performance of ‘Roseanne.’ It certainly did remind us we have a huge, iconic comedy star in our Fox family in Tim Allen.

RELATED: Brooklyn 99 Picked Up by NBC, Will Get A Sixth Season

Walden says the success of the Roseanne revival wasn’t a big factor in picking up Last Man Standing, as the network already had its eye on the show, but the fact that Roseanne debuted to just ridiculous ratings did much to reassure the network.

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Source: Variety

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