Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 6 or cancelled soon?
The Fox comedy is approaching its milestone 100th episode, but Season 5 could be the show’s last.
Speaking to TVGuide, co-creator Dan Goor admits the show’s live ratings make a sixth season renewal “tough”:
Fox has been very supportive and encouraging of us and continues to be so, and their official statement to us is they don’t look at that kind of ratings data and I hope to god that is true. But also, our show does very well in the Live+7 setting, and we’re one of the most-watched live-action shows on Hulu. I think that is of interest to Fox. But the truth is, in this era of television, it’s tough, especially with our live ratings. I think there are a lot of families with kids who watch our show, and unfortunately at 9:30, that means they’re often watching it in a time-shifted way because kids aren’t staying up that late. I’m sure Fox has all that data and I’m sure we look great when you consider that.
With cancellation a real possibility, is Brooklyn Nine-Nine preparing for a series finale? Goor believes it could still work both ways:
You can see them that way, or you can see them as wonderful throws to a Season 6 that explores what Jake and Amy’s married life looks like and if Holt gets the commissionership, what the career change would be. If you look at Parks and Recreation, Leslie became a city councilor, which is a major change in her job title, at the end of Season 4 and they went on for a few more years. And in The Office, Jim, at the start of Season 3, he went to the Stamford office. A more positive way to view these developments and arcs are as fun ways to set up an interesting, different sixth season as opposed to the tombstone on Season 5.
Should Brooklyn Nine-Nine be cancelled or survive for a “different” sixth season? Stay tuned for the final verdict…