Fans to the rescue: Saving shows such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine through social media

Last May, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was cancelled by the Fox television network in the United States because of low viewing numbers.
Last May, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was cancelled by the Fox television network in the United States because of low viewing numbers.PHOTO: NBCUNIVERSAL

LOS ANGELES - Such is the power of social media that an impassioned online outcry can now bring a television show back from the dead - sometimes in a matter of hours.

A prime example is the award-winning police sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013 to now), which airs on Diva on Fridays at 9pm (Singtel TV Channel 303, StarHub TV Channel 513).

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