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Today's issue is all about the renewal and cancellation of many of our favorite television programs. Sorry, fans of 'Kevin Can Wait' and Hooray, 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' fans!
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NBC picks up 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' after Fox cancellation
NBC said it has renewed the cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a sixth season after Fox canceled it this week.
"We got your SIX! #Brooklyn99 is officially coming to NBC!" the network's Twitter account said early Saturday.
"Hey everyone, just wanted to say no big deal but.... NBC JUST PICKED #BROOKLYN99 UP FOR SEASON 6!!! Thanks in no small part to you, the best fans in the history of the world! Nine-nine!!!!!!!!!" the show's creator Dan Goor tweeted.
Starring Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Andre Braugher, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio and Chelsea Peretti, the show was one of many Fox canceled this week, including The Exorcist, Last Man on Earth and The Mick.
ABC cancels 'Designated Survivor,' 'Quantico' and 'The Crossing'
ABC has canceled several of its shows, including Designated Survivor, starring Kiefer Sutherland and Kal Penn, and Quantico, led by Priyanka Chopra.
Designated Survivor is wrapping after two seasons and Quantico will end after three.
"Thanks for a great two years, guys! Series finale is next week. What a fun ride. much love," Penn tweeted Friday, along with a cast photo.
"Hey @priyankachopra let's do a movie," Penn wrote in another tweet.
"@JohnTheCho you too. Let's do this," Penn addressed his longtime friend and Harold & Kumar co-star whose show The Exorcist was canceled by Fox this week, as well.
Cho responded with fist-bump and handwriting emojis.
ABC also decided not to order additional seasons of its freshman series The Crossing, Deception, Alex Inc., The Mayor and Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.
'Exorcist' creator confirms cancellation, tells fans: 'Sorry, guys'
The Exorcist creator Jeremy Slater announced via Twitter Friday that his horror anthology series had been canceled by Fox after two seasons.
"Sorry, guys," Slater tweeted.
"I know it's easy to get angry at Fox, but the reality is that we were the lowest-rated drama on any network and they still brought us back for a second season, because they loved the show. There are no bad guys in this scenario," he wrote in another post.
"I was lucky enough to work with the greatest collection of writers, actors, artists and crew that anyone could ask for. Our amazing fans supported us every step of the way. I made lifelong friends and 20 hours of pretty good television. That's not a bad legacy at all," he added.
"At the end of the day, all I can feel is gratitude for every single member of the #ExorcistCongregation who followed us on this unbelievable adventure. I wish we could have given you a proper ending, but the characters belong to you now. You decide how their story ends," Slater's final tweet on the subject read.
Each season of the show followed two Catholic priests -- played by Ben Daniels and Alfonso Herrera -- as they helped people possessed by demons. Season 1 co-starred Geena Davis and Alan Ruck and Season 2 featured John Cho and Alicia Witt.
The first season also served as a sequel of sorts to the 1973 classic thriller The Exorcist.
"Be 80 percent good, 80 percent of the time... I never wanted to be the mom who was like, 'Oh, no, I can't have [that].' I guess that's not the kind of example that I wanted to set."
--Cindy Crawford, on her healthy eating motto, to PEOPLE
CBS renews 'Elementary,' 'Criminal Minds,' cancels 'Superior Donuts,' 'Kevin Can Wait'
CBS has renewed its procedurals Elementary and Criminal Minds for a seventh and 14th season respectively.
Additional seasons of Instinct, Man with a Plan, Life in Pieces and Celebrity Big Brother have also been ordered.
Cut from the 2018-19 lineup, however, are Scorpion, Kevin Can Wait and Superior Donuts.
The network announced last month it plans to bring back Blue Bloods, Bull, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, MacGyver, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Survivor, The Amazing Race, 48 Hours and 60 Minutes.
NBC cancels 'Taken' after two seasons
NBC has canceled its action-drama series Taken starring Clive Standen and Jennifer Beals after two seasons.
Taken acted as a prequel to the film series of the same name starring Liam Neeson. Standen starred as a younger version of Neeson's character Bryan Mills, as he becomes a deadly CIA operative who is recruited by Beals.
NBC recently pulled Taken off their schedule, hinting that a cancellation was imminent.
Producers EuropaCorp TV USA and Universal Television will be shopping Taken around as they search for a new platform to host the series, Variety reported.
'Gotham' renewed by Fox for fifth and final season
Fox has renewed Batman prequel series Gotham for a fifth and final season.
The final season will run 13 episodes and will focus on Bruce Wayne becoming the iconic DC Comics crimefighter, Deadline reported.
The series followed Ben McKenzie as future Batman ally James Gordon as he encounters a number of classic villains such as The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) and The Riddler (Cory Michael Smith), during his early days as a police detective.
"The fifth and final season will wrap up this unique origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, which revealed an entirely new chapter that has never been told," Fox said in a statement.
"We have the best fans in the world. Good work guys. #gothamseasonfive," McKenzie said on Twitter Sunday after Gotham was renewed.
Syfy cancels 'The Expanse' after three seasons
Syfy has canceled space drama The Expanse which is currently in the middle of its third season.
The show's season finale which is scheduled to premiere on June 27, will now act as a series finale. Alcon Television Group which fully finances and produces the series, has plans to shop the series around to other buyers, Deadline reported.
The Expanse, starring Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham, Frankie Adams and Thomas Jane, was based on the James S.A. Corey book series of the same name. The show depicted how humanity has colonized the solar system.
Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby served as showrunners.
"The Expanse transported us across the solar system for three brilliant seasons of television. Everyone at Syfy is a massive fan of the series, and this was an incredibly difficult decision," president of entertainment networks at NBCU Cable Entertainment Chris McCumber said in a statement.
"We want to sincerely thank The Expanse's amazing cast, crew and all the dedicated creatives who helped bring James S.A. Corey's story to life. And to the series' loyal fans, we thank you most of all."