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Fox cancels Brooklyn 99, then NBC renew it after viral backlash

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Brooklyn 99 renewed for sixth season. | Photo: The Lonely Island / Facebook

Brooklyn 99 is coming back for a sixth season, after Fox announced it was canceling the hit comedy show.

NBC announced last night (11 May) it was taking the reins from Fox and bringing it back.

This is because after Fox announced its cancelation on Thursday (10 May), fans took to social media to beg for another season.

NBC Entertainment confirmed the news on Twitter: ‘We got your SIX! Brooklyn 99 is officially coming to NBC!’

The show stars Andy Samburg (The Lonely Island) and revolves around a hilariously immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct.

At the end of last year, Brooklyn 99 introduced an openly bisexual character.

Played by openly bisexual actress Stephanie Beatriz, she also came out on the show through her character Rosa Dia.

In the episode, the Nine-Nine team was on a road trip from Los Angeles back to Brooklyn. During their travels, Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) tried to find out who Rosa was dating following her break-up with Adrian (Jason Mantzoukas).

When Charles overhears a phone call where a woman calls Rosa ‘babe’, she tells Charles she’s bisexual.

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In response to the renewing of the show, Beatriz tweeted: ‘SQUAD YOU DID IT WILL BE ON NBC FOR OUR 6th SEASON!’

Comedian Billy Eichner also tweeted his congratulations to the show: ‘Huge congrats to all my friends at Brooklyn 99.’

Samburg posted a photo of the cast from The Lonely Island Facebook page.

The show’s creator Dan Goor tweeted: ‘Thanks in no small part to you, the best fans in the history of the world!’

Actress Melissa Fumero also tweeted: ‘Whoa what a day! Ok, somehow going to try to sleep. All my love and gratitude again Nine Niners. More celebrating tomorrow and a new #Brooklyn99 episode on Sunday.’

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