It's cancelation season -- the worst time of the year.
FOX, infamous for having canceled beloved shows in the past, is giving the axe to beloved comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Season 5 will be its last.
(UPDATE: The show has been saved by NBC)!
TV cancelations tend to have much more to do with ratings and budgets than they do with anything else, which means that high-quality shows can get the axe. This, folks, is why we as a society cannot have nice things.
A massive outpouring of support from fans and viewers of Brooklyn Nine-Nine has dominated the Twitter conversation since the announcement on Thursday.
Members of the cast thanked fans for their years of support.
A number of celebrities spoke out, mourning the show and extolling its many virtues.
In fact, as you'll see, the outpouring was so intense that their may be good news on the horizon. ...
First the bad news broke
If you saw "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" or "Brooklyn 99" or any variation of it trending, it was because, like other excellent and critically acclaimed series like The Expanse, it was canceled on what we might call the Thursday Afternoon Massacre.
The show's creator spoke out
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a highly beloved comedy series, and as sad as fans are to see it go, you know that the creators, writers, actors, and crew have to be even more heartbroken.
One of the beloved stars spoke out
Stephanie Beatriz is a sweet, gentle-natured person, but her character Rosa Diaz is a total badass who likes to keep her personal life private.
Joe Lo Truglio mourns with fans
One of the lead actors, he plays Charles Boyle, who was something of a weak link during the first season but who grew to be beloved by fans over the following four seasons.
Melissa Fumero plays the leading lady
Playing opposite Andy Samberg's character, she portrays Amy Santiago, a rules-oriented detective who is absolutely endearing in every episode.
Celebrities also spoke up about the cancelation
Remember, stars can be fans, too. Even highly revered Broadway stars.
Oscar winner Guillermo Del Toro grieves with fellow fans
It's a good show, and people who are genuine experts at good storytelling and cinematography can confirm that.
Josh Groban is also a fan
He takes aim at Fox News, America's most notorious "news" source, while mourning the beloved comedy series.
A recent cold open on the show had referred to The Backstreet Boys
After a woman overheard a killer singing "I Want It That Way," Andy Samberg's character asks the men in the lineup to sing the song. Samberg gets really into it. The final man in the lineup was the murderer, by the way.
As if Luke Skywalker hasn't been through enough already ...
Mark Hamill has been in both good media and bad media over the years in a number of roles, but he clearly knows a quality comedy series when he sees it.
A Lord of the Rings star chimes in ...
Sean Astin played Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and, much more recently, starred in the first season of Guillermo Del Toro's "The Strain" on FX.
Seth Meyers knows comedy
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is intensely funny, and has only grown more endearing over the years.
But there's good news on the horizon ... maybe
All of that trending and outrage and grief caught Hulu's attention. That's great. In the mean time, maybe it's time for a Brooklyn Nine-Nine rewatch. Also, to prepare for a similar campaign to renew The Expanse.