The good news for Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans just keep on coming. NINE-NINE!
Today, it was announced that Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been picked up for an 8th season, their third at NBC, all before their seventh season has even premiered.
This is a far cry from where we were a year and a half ago, when Fox made the shocking news that they were canceling Brooklyn Nine-Nine after six seasons. This lead to public outcry, and a very public Twitter campaign that included the likes of Mark Hammill and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Within 24 hours, NBC, the network that had passed on the show 6 years earlier, announced that they were picking the series up.
The move to NBC has actually been a pretty smooth one with no hindrance on the quality, which has been a big relief. If you were to binge-watch all of the shows, you’d have no idea which episode was on which network if you didn’t know the back story. The most obvious change is, unlike on Fox, which prohibited it, the show can now use bleeps (and they definitely did take advantage of this in the last season).
Never a big success in the ratings, the series has gone onto to develop a very strong following amongst fans and critics, and their VOD and streaming numbers are supposedly very high. So it would make perfect sense that they’d be picked up for another season.
You can see the cast’s reaction to the news, as delivered by Co-President of scripted programming Tracey Pakosta below. And be sure to catch Brooklyn Nine-Nine when it returns with a one hour special on Thursday February 6th at 8/7c.