The frenzy over Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s cancelation at Fox and subsequent pickup by NBC may have caught some corners of the industry off guard. But it shouldn’t have.
Creator Mike Schur, who is currently helming The Good Place and also worked on The Office and Parks and Recreation, is one of the most beloved names working in television comedy today, with good reason. And Brooklyn Nine-Nine is part of his tradition of joyful, sentimental, and down-to-earth comedies.
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The power of the Schur comedy is that, even while watching the Brooklyn Nine-Nine protagonist go to prison or The Good Place characters get tortured for all eternity, the audience rarely feels anxious or hopeless. These shows are beacons of light in a depressed TV and news landscape. Read more…
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