May 12, 2018 - Economy

NBC saves "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" after Fox drops the show

Andy Samberg gestures as he speaks

A scene from Season 5 of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Photo: FOX via Getty Images

After Fox canceled Andy Samberg's sitcom, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," on Thursday, NBC announced that it will pick up the show for a sixth season, the New York Times reports.

The big picture, via Axios' Sara Fischer: Fox’s expensive Thursday Night Football rights — that it acquired earlier this year — along with baseball rights, will block off a lot of primetime program scheduling opportunities for hit shows like "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Last Man on Earth" and more.

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