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Every year there are a slew of shows that end up on the bubble due to a combination of factors. Some of these shows manage to land a renewal order, while other shows get a pink slip and have to share the news with entire casts and crews. This year, Brooklyn Nine-Nine found itself in that situation when Fox decided to cancel the series. After a few weeks of fans championing the show online, NBC ultimately decided to pick up the series for another season, and during a panel at Comic-Con 2018, the cast and crew talked about where they were and what they were doing when they found out the Peacock Network had picked up the show. Executive producer and co-creator Dan Goor was the first to hear the show had been canceled ("cool brag"), but he was also the first person to learn of the pick-up and shared what happened with fans, saying:
It was like 7:30 or so and I had been madly texting with Andy and with the studio, and the studio really they were doing everything they could. And I was like sending crazy ideas for ways we could basically convince NBC to pick us up. And then David Miner, who is a producer on the show, was like, 'Hey uh, go to sleep man. On the East Coast everyone's asleep. Nothing gonna happen.' Jokes on him! Half an hour later, I get a text that says, 'NBC said yes.'
Along with talking to the relevant people, Dan Goor also said that the moment made him so amped up he just went to his phone and felt he had to text literally everyone he had access to, also saying,
And then I texted everybody. I texted random numbers in my phone. Ex-girlfriends. I'm fully blocked. Title of my sex tape.
The producer texted the Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast along with all of those ex-girlfriends. Among the reactions from the cast, Joe Lo Truglio, who plays Boyle on the long-running comedy, revealed that he was having an unrelated party when he found out Brooklyn Nine-Nine wasn't cancelled, after all. Per Lo Truglio:
I got a text from Dan saying, 'Did you read the email??' I said, 'What email?' He said, 'Read the email!!' And so I find the email and my guests were like, 'What's going on?' I'm like, 'Something's happening!' And I found out that we got picked up by NBC and I popped the champagne and it was a great party.
According to the cast and crew Brooklyn Nine-Nine just got back into the writer's room to plan the new season of the series. The show is five weeks into pre-production, cementing the fact that B 9-9 is really back, baby. We'll let you know as soon as NBC announces premiere dates for the fall. In the meantime, stay tuned for more 2018 Comic-Con coverage.