Brooklyn Nine-Nine gets the can

11 May

These days, we’re getting more and more accustomed to bad news, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt anymore. Case in point: the heartbreaking announcement that cop sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine is getting cancelled after five seasons.

FOX confirmed today that the widely-acclaimed show, alongside ‘The Last Man on Earth’ and ‘The Mick’, are getting the can.

Written and created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur, the show’s rating has continued to slide despite its popularity among fans. The fifth season has so far averaged at 1.757 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic per episode, down from the previous season’s 2.11 million.

Fans have called for digital platforms like Netflix and Hulu to keep the series alive, while Variety predicted that producer Universal Television will offer the show to other buyers such as NBC.