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Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 6:12AM EDT
Stephanie Beatriz discusses how her own bisexuality informed Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Rosa
Did she always play Rosa as queer? "I’ve always thought that if you were to ask Rosa, she would say, 'Yeah, I date whoever I want,' but that is not something she would ever discuss with anyone at work, because she’s Rosa," she says. "She’s not going to talk about her personal life." Beatriz also recounts how co-creator Dan Goor asked if she'd like to do a storyline about Rosa coming out as bisexual and her role in developing the story with the writers.
Posted Monday 5/21/18 at 5:31AM EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine's season finale would've been the perfect series finale
The Jake and Amy wedding would've been the "perfect note" to end the series, says Alan Sepinwall, who is happy that NBC rescued Brooklyn Nine-Nine. "Where the series tends to blow up its status quo in its season finales," he says, "'Jake & Amy' was largely just a terrific, funny, and charming episode of a show that gets to go be all of those things on a new network next season. And we can worry about Holt’s rank when we get there."
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 10:53PM EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor recounts Fox's cancelation and NBC's pickup: "I was so shell-shocked by the whole thing"
Goor was in the bathroom when he received the bad news last Thursday. But as soon as he was done, he and his team, including Andy Samberg, went into action. "We felt the show was profitable, so it felt like the studio would want to keep making it so they make money," he says. "Even before it got announced we were starting to talk to places and look for a new home, and then the internet exploded and there was so much support. I mean, every single member of the cast and crew and production staff, we were all blown away by the level of support, and I think that that helped a lot, and it also cushioned the blow a lot." Yet the news that Hulu dropped out of consideration was demoralizing because Goor saw the streaming service as the most likely option. Still, he recalled that NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt had always told him "for the last five years, every time I’ve seen him, 'I really love Brooklyn. I’d love to have it on NBC.'" Goor adds: "So, I shouldn’t have been surprised."
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 12:41AM EDT
NBC saves Brooklyn Nine-Nine
NBC has officially picked up Brooklyn Nine-Nine Friday night for a 13-episode Season 6. “Ever since we sold this show to Fox I’ve regretted letting it get away, and it’s high time it came back to its rightful home,” said NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt in a statement. “Mike Schur, Dan Goor, and Andy Samberg grew up on NBC and we’re all thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest, and best cast comedies in a long time will take its place in our comedy line-up. I speak for everyone at NBC, here’s to the Nine-Nine!” Co-creator Goor tweeted: "Hey everyone, just wanted to say no big deal but....NBC JUST PICKED #BROOKLYN99 UP FOR SEASON 6!!!Thanks in no small part to you, the best fans in the history of the world!" Earlier Friday, Indiewire's Michael Schneider ranked NBC as No. 2 on his list of potential saviors, explaining that "Universal TV owns Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and if it’s worth making more seasons for that Hulu backend cash, then perhaps there’s room on the Peacock’s schedule. The show would fit nice with (Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Michael) Schur’s other series on NBC, The Good Place and new comedy Abby’s, and its tone is right in place with workplace comedy Superstore. And with no Thursday Night Football next year, NBC has a bit more room on its shelf." ALSO: The Brooklyn Nine-Nine squad, including Andy Samberg, freak out on Twitter.
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 9:39PM EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine was a comedy gift that woudn't have survived as long in another TV era
"I’m going to miss the series, which over its run probably gave me more pure pleasure than anything else airing concurrently anywhere on the dial," says Alyssa Rosenberg. "And I’m so grateful that we got as many episodes of it as we did." She points out that Brooklyn Nine-Nine wouldn't have made it to 112 episodes with its low ratings in another television era. Brooklyn Nine-Nine, she says, "was a model for what pop culture can do when it is committed to showcasing a wider range of characters and their stories." It was diverse in a unique way. There were two black cops, instead of one. Two Latina cops, instead of one. Two non-straight cops, instead of one. "None of those characters ever had to carry the weight of representing those entire communities," says Rosenberg. She adds: "While Brooklyn Nine-Nine was a comedy about cops, it approached the actual work of policing with seriousness and moral rigor. It was a task that might have doomed a lesser show, especially one that aired during a period when police killings of unarmed black Americans spurred a national movement. Brooklyn Nine-Nine tried to model what good policing could look like at a time when even that act of idealism sometimes seemed like a farce ... Brooklyn Nine-Nine was never solely an issue show, but its commitment to approaching policing from an ethical place was fundamental to its sense of decency, a quality which was itself fundamental to the series."
- Could Brooklyn Nine-Nine find a new home? Hulu is the most likely destination, followed by TBS (whose president developed the show)
- NBC and Netflix could also potentially revive Brooklyn Nine-Nine
- The Internet is losing its mind over the Brooklyn Nine-Nine cancellation
- Why the Internet freakout for a show averaging fewer than 2 million viewers?
- Is Tim Allen to blame? Fox's comedy bloodbath comes amid talk of a Last Man Standing revival
- Seth Meyers calls the cancelations of his former SNL colleagues' shows a "double gut punch"
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor tweets: "#brooklyn99 fans are the best fans in the world"
- Melissa Fumero: "These last 5 years have been incredible"
- Stephanie Beatriz: "What a gift this series has been: it’s been my honor. Your sadness is noted"
- Joe Lo Truglio: "I’m so very lucky, so deeply thankful to have been part of a show that has brought so much joy to so many"
- Lin-Manuel Miranda wants fans to fight for the show: "I ONLY WATCH LIKE 4 THINGS ... THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS"
- Mark Hamill: "Be forewarned @FOXTV-when networks dump shows I love, I'm known for holding grudges a long, L-O-N-G time"
- Backstreet Boys: "Thanks for the memories, #Brooklyn99"
- Sean Astin: "They earned the right 2 have a final season victory lap where I could emotionally prepare"
- Guillermo del Toro: "The world is better with this show in it. I love these characters and the healing good energy B99 brings"
# TOPICS: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, FOX, Hulu, TBS, Dan Goor, Guillermo del Toro, Joe Lo Truglio, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Hamill, Melissa Fumero, Sean Astin, Seth Meyers, Stephanie Beatriz, Tim Allen, Cancellations, Renewals & Pickups
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 4:47PM EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine canceled after five seasons
The Golden Globe-winning comedy will air its series finale on May 20, capping off a 112-episode run. Brooklyn Nine-Nine started strong in 2013, winning two Golden Globe Awards in its first season, one for Andy Samberg and one for best TV series, comedy or musical. But it has been struggling in the ratings this season. Sunday's episode was watched by just 1.7 million viewers. Co-creator Dan Goor said recently that the Season 5 finale will leave fans satisfied should the comedy be canceled.
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 4:07PM EST
Brooklyn Nine-Nine reruns are headed to TBS
Starting Jan. 4, the Fox sitcom will be shown on TBS every Thursday night from 7-11 p.m. “I couldn’t be more excited that the ultimate detectives slash geniuses of Brooklyn’s 99 are coming to TBS, home of the ultimate TV fans slash humans,” said co-creator Dan Goor.
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 4:46AM EST
How the dynamics of Brooklyn Nine-Nine have evolved over 99 episodes
Jake and Holt have become different characters, as executive producer Dan Goor notes.
Posted Wednesday 10/18/17 at 7:01PM EDT
How Brooklyn Nine-Nine pulled off that twist of a heist
Co-creator Dan Goor says last night’s episode paves the way for more “fun stories” this season. ALSO: The twist was surprisingly feminist.