In surprising/not surprising news, 3 Fox shows (The Last Man On Earth, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Mick) have not been picked up for new seasons. I watched every single episode of Last Man on Earth, but haven’t watched the other shows. While I liked Last Man, it got too asbsurd at times and could see why it not being picked up. Maybe Will Forte can do MacGruber 2 like he promised he’d do after the show ended?
Deadline reported the news late this afternoon:
It’s the end of the road for Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fox’s cult cop comedy starring Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, which was the only remaining Fox comedy series from an outside studio, Universal TV. It also was the highest-rated live-action comedy series on Fox this season with a 1.3 adults 18-49 Live+7 rating, edging LA to Vegas, The Last Man On Earth and The Mick (all at 1.2). Negotiations with Universal TV went down to the wire last year, with the comedy able to clinch a Season 4 renewal. It didn’t happen this time.
Not sure if the shows would find new homes like TBS or Netflix, but Fox probably wouldn’t allow that anyway. Ah well, at least Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Last Man on Earth had decent runs and a lot longer than I thought they would have.
UPDATE: Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been saved by NBC, read more about that at Hollywood Reporter.