I have been really upset when they have cancelled shows I love. I was so disappointed in Amazon for not renewing “Mozart in the jungle“.
But I have never ever ever been this upset for a show in my life.
And I have cried a lot for shows but never because one of them wasn’t being picked up for a next season.
So yesterday, at 10:36 PM, the Hollywood Reporter announced that Brooklyn 99 hadn’t been picked up for six season.
My friend texted me at 10:42. I was perfectly happy, watching the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest.
As you can imagine, I was devastated. No, screw that, even more than that. I can’t even find the words to describe how upset I am.
I simply started crying, a lot.
I was watching the Eurovision song contest and even though I love it, I immediately shut down the live stream and started looking on Twitter to find out if it was true or not.
And it was.
I don’t think I’ve tweeted this much. Ever. Through the tears, I tried to cope along with the entire fandom.
I know I sound overly dramatic and people might think it’s silly to care so much about stupid show on television, but Brooklyn 99 helped me so much my personal life. Every time was feeling down, or anxious or I simply wanted to laugh and to watch something that made me feel good, I put on Brooklyn 99.
It was like my own therapy session.
I am so sad, so devastated and I feel empty.
It wasn’t just about the stories it told, all the jokes. It’s made me realise that you need to be who you are, you need to be who you are in front of the world, you can unapologetically be who you are and… well it is hilarious.
I’ve seen the episodes thousand times. I’m not joking I might have seen every single episode at least 20 times and I still laugh out loud, I still find it funny.
Season five was amazing it was just as good as the other ones and the fact that they decided to cut it makes me so angry and so so so so so sad.
I spent Friday in a state of depression and despair. I couldn’t believe Fox would just get rid of the best show on TV. But it did.
I had almost accepted that I only had two episodes of Brooklyn99 left. I thought: we had a good run. 112 episodes of pure comedy, feminism, equality and most of all, FUN.
So you can imagine my happiness when I woke up this morning at 7 AM to an hour-old notification that said that 6 people liked a post by Dan Goor (the show’s creator) that read:
I BURST INTO TEARS, LITERALLY SOBBING IN MY BED.
Brooklyn 99 has been picked up by the wonderful and magnificent NBC for 13 episodes.
In a little more than a day, Brooklyn 99 went from being cancelled to moving network and being renewed.
It’s truly a wonderful day.
I’ve always been surprised a Schur/Goor comedy was on FOX. NBC has always been their home. They created and collaborated together on “The Office”, “Parks And Recreation” and “The Good Place.”.
I am beyond thrilled. I have been smiling all day. I can’t keep a straight face.
My show is back.
I hope NBC will keep it going for more than this 6th. I am sure it will get more attention and more people will watch it.
I really can’t express what I’m feeling.
I want to say one last thing. Thanks to whoever campaigned on Twitter, to those who wrote emails to Hulu, Netflix (shame on both of you for passing on B99) and NBC, thanks to the writers, the producers, the crew and the cast.
They are truly the best.
I love you all.
p.s. Fox is dead to me.
p.p.s. Check out my Brooklyn99 Week posts: Day 1 (Gina Linetti), Day 2 (Capt. Raymond Holt), Day 3 (Halloween Episodes), Day 4 (Social Issues on B99), Day 5 (LBGTQ+), Day 6 (Guest stars and recurring characters), Day 7 (15 reasons why you should watch Brooklyn99).