Say it isn’t so! Fox just announced the cancellation of three beloved comedies: The Last Man on Earth, The Mick, and — brace yourselves — Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
If fan reactions to the news are any indication, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is by far the most shocking. The sitcom — which features a stellar cast including Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Chelsea Peretti, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, and Joe Lo Truglio — is one of the best-reviewed comedies on TV. The show won two Golden Globes after it premiered in 2013, and it’s only gotten better since then.
Fans have already started a #RenewB99 hashtag on Twitter in hopes of (belatedly) saving the show from extinction. Even Lin-Manuel Miranda chimed in with an all-caps plea for renewal, writing, “RENEW BROOKLYN NINE NINE. I ONLY WATCH LIKE 4 THINGS. THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS. #RenewB99”
Viewers of The Last Man on Earth and The Mick are reeling, too. Last Man actress January Jones reacted to the cancellation on Instagram, writing in a note to the cast, crew, and fans, “To our @lastmanfoxfamily..it’s been an amazing 4yrs, thank you for all the hard work, we love you and will miss seeing you every day! And thank you to our fans who loved and laughed at these ridiculous and lovably flawed characters.”
Jones starred alongside writer-producer Will Forte, Kristen Schaal, Mel Rodriguez, Mary Steenburgen, and Cleopatra Coleman. The show, which premiered in 2015, told the story of a group of survivors, the only people left on Earth after a virus wiped out most of the human race.
The Mick is the newest of the three, having only made it to its second season before getting the axe. The comedy starred Kaitlin Olson as a partying aunt who is forced to raise her rich sister’s spoiled kids after their mother flees the country to avoid criminal charges.
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