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SyFy Has Cancelled 'The Expanse,' But There May Be New Life for 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

By Dustin Rowles | TV | May 11, 2018 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | May 11, 2018 |


I don’t know much about The Expanse, except that it has its rabid fans and that Lord Castleton loves it, but the SyFy Network will be ending its run after season three. Folks are already calling upon Netflix to save it, and it seems like a logical home for it, except that Netflix hasn’t been picking up canceled series as often, of late, and while I am sure that there are a lot of Netflix viewers who watch The Expanse, I’m not sure that The Expanse would expand the Netflix subscriber base.

Meanwhile, I can see Hulu gaining a few more subscribers if they decide to pick up Brooklyne Nine-Nine, which would make sense for the streaming network since I suspect a lot of viewers watch the cop comedy on Hulu, anyway. Brooklyn Nine-Nine also comes from the same production company as The Mindy Project, so there’s already a template in place.

However, TBS is also apparently in the running — the series runs on syndication there, already, and the head of programming at TBS, Kevin Reilly, is the guy who helped initially develop the project for Fox. And Brooklyn Nine Nine would pair very well with Angie Tribeca, would it not? And then it’d end up on Hulu, anyway.

Word is that NBC and Netflix are also interested, so there are at least four possibilities here, which is to say: Don’t give up on Brookyn Nine-Nine just yet. However, I do hope that Netflix doesn’t pick it up — having it air on a weekly basis means knowing that 22 weeks out of the year, I’m going to be watching a B99 episode, whereas on Netflix, I’m gonna binge it all in a day and have no more B99 to look forward to. Some shows are just better weekly.

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