Though Season 7 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine isn’t set to premiere until February, NBC has already renewed the cop comedy series for Season 8.
Tracey Pakosta, the network’s scripted programming co-president, announced the season renewal to the cast during a table read on Thursday. And as seen in the video of the big reveal below, the cast couldn’t be happier with the news.
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine stars Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta, Andre Braugher as Raymond Jacob Holt, Terry Crews as Terry Jeffords, Melissa Fumero as Amy Santiago, Stephanie Beatriz as Rosa Diaz, Joe Lo Truglio as Charles Boyles, Dirk Blocker as Michael Hitchcock, and Joel McKinnon Miller as Norm Scully. Chelsea Peretti, who was one of the original main cast members, exited the show in Season 6.
Following the table read, some of the cast filmed more of their excitement about the Season 8 renewal and even posed for a group photo to celebrate.
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Though NBC handed an early Season 8 renewal to Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the move wasn’t totally surprising, as the Dan Goor and Michael Schur-created series fared very well in the ratings game last season.
According to Nielsen, Season 6 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine — the show’s first run on NBC after being canceled by Fox in 2018 — averaged a 1.2 rating and 3.2 million viewers overall in Live+Same Day ratings. That was up 15 percent in total viewers versus the show’s fifth season on Fox. And after 35 days of linear and digital delayed viewing last season, the series even grew to a 3.1 rating in 18-49 and 6.4 million viewers overall.
Some trade experts are also convinced that NBC ordered more episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine to establish the series as a potential binging block for its upcoming streaming service Peacock.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine will kick off its seventh-season run with a one-hour premiere on Thursday, February 6th at 8 p.m., before airing in its regularly scheduled 8:30 p.m. time slot beginning February 13th.