With season 7 of the beloved show set to premiere on February 6, 2020, the latest news comes as a pleasant surprise to fans.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been renewed for season 8! NBC handed out an early renewal to the police procedural comedy television series yesterday, and fans pretty much lost their minds. The exciting news comes months before the premiere of the show's 7th installment in February 2020 and is a testament to its immense popularity and cult status. From being canceled by Fox post the 5th season to being brought back from the grave by NBC to now this, the beloved show has been through a lot in the past year and a half.
We weren't even supposed to get a 6th season, and now they've been picked up for season 8!! 😭😍#Brooklyn99 @nbcbrooklyn99 pic.twitter.com/vXF4RP92ge— Eline (@Caskettcoffe) November 14, 2019
The acclaimed comedy series announced the news via its Twitter account yesterday, posting a video of the cast's reaction when informed they'll be coming back for season 8. Good things come to those who w8. The #Brooklyn99 squad will be coming back for Season 8 on NBC! reads the tweet which has been retweeted over 9k times since being posted. Starring Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Dirk Blocker, and Joel McKinnon Miller, the show first aired on television in 2013 and has gained a dedicated fan following over the years.
Good things come to those who w8. The #Brooklyn99 squad will be coming back for Season 8 on NBC! pic.twitter.com/bQsGYA4oG9— Brooklyn Nine-Nine (@nbcbrooklyn99) November 14, 2019
According to a report by Screen Rant, although creators Dan Goor and Michael Schur originally pitched the show to NBC, the network chose not to take it up. Brooklyn Nine-Nine then found a spot with Fox and ran on the network for 5 seasons with lukewarm ratings. It was ultimately taken off the roster by Fox in 2018 and was revived by NBC for a 13-episode sixth season the very next day. Since making its NBC debut in January this year, the series has seen a boost in ratings and was ultimately renewed for a seventh season in February. However, some fans did consider the possibility that the upcoming season might be the last one.
SEASON 8! #brooklyn99 #dreamscometrue @nbcbrooklyn99 pic.twitter.com/b3rTCpEWGT— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) November 14, 2019
While NBC's decision to renew Brooklyn Nine-Nine for another season does make sense, the timing of the announcement is definitely a pleasant surprise. On the other hand, there still are a few unanswered questions regarding the show's immediate future. For starters, the corgi Stewart who played Captain Raymond Holt's clever pup Cheddar, passed away in July this year and fans wonder how or if the show will address this matter. Will Cheddar be written off the show or will another doggo be brought in to play his role?
Guess what?! We’re coming back for SEASON 8!! #Brooklyn99 pic.twitter.com/iu5FaiCVDf— terry crews (@terrycrews) November 14, 2019
There's also the matter of Holt being demoted to directing street traffic by the NYPD's newly-appointed acting commissioner and his old frenemy, Madeline Wuntch. Will things take a turn for the better in the upcoming season for our beloved Captain? Season 7 of the cop comedy is set to premiere on February 6, 2020, and is sure to be well-received by its overjoyed fans. According to Variety, news of Brooklyn Nine-Nine's early renewal comes on the heels of two of NBC’s other longest-running comedies The Good Place and the Will & Grace revival show coming to an end.
#Brooklyn99 is coming back for season 8 and that’s the first and only thing that’s made me smile today. Someone knew I needed that, thank you @nbcbrooklyn99 ❤️can’t wait for more laughs with you— Thea💚 (@TheaMoriarty2) November 14, 2019
me right now: pic.twitter.com/4mPZwuDmve— becca (@sighrebecca) November 14, 2019
OH DAMN. #BROOKLYN99 RENEWED FOR SEASON 8!!! @nbcbrooklyn99 pic.twitter.com/EndGx8IEVK— Jingle B(illie☃️)ells (@fvmero) November 14, 2019