There was no bigger surprise at the 71st Annual Golden Globes on Sunday (Jan. 12) than “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and its win for best comedy series.
The FOX series, which also took home best actor – comedy for lead Andy Samberg, has performed moderately well, ratings-wise, during its inaugural season, but it’s by no means a massive hit. Backstage after their win, creators Mike Schur and Dan Goor were flooded with questions over whether the new accolades would lead to a Season 2.
“We don’t know, but it would be a pretty baller move of [Kevin Reilly, FOX Entertainment chairman] to cancel us today,” Schur joked. “If he were going to do that, that’s how he should do it.”
When the question was brought up again, Goor teased, “Everything about television is mysterious and we don’t know about it.”
“The real answer is we don’t take anything for granted, but those kinds of decisions are usually made in April and May,” Schur added, “so continuing to make the best show we can, [we’ll] see what happens.”
One major vote of confidence for the young series? Its plum post-Super Bowl episode, airing alongside “New Girl.” Most networks don’t waste that time slot on shows they plan on dumping.
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