Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans certainly have good reason to celebrate! The fan favorite comedy has been renewed for season 8 ahead of its season 7 mid-season premiere.
And the Brooklyn Nine-Nine victory lap continues!
After being cancelled in its fifth season on FOX, a general outcry came to save the series — one that was answered in the next 24 hours by NBC, who gave the show a sixth season.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine built on its popularity from FOX and its resurrection by NBC, emerging as a big SVOD (Subscription Video on Demand aka Streaming Services) hit, which — according to Deadline — is increasingly important for studios as the streaming wars over popular content escalate, driving up prices. Along with Superstore, it is believed to be the most popular off-network live-action comedy on Hulu.
On linear, or live, TV, Brooklyn Nine-Nine went up +15% versus the prior season on Fox in overall Live+Same Day ratings over last season. Those numbers were good enough to not only give the the show another season, but an eighth season after that!
Check out the cast reacting to the news below at a table reading.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine was created by Dan Goor, best known for his work as a writer on Parks and Rec. Though it started with Andy Samberg’s immature detective Jake Peralta coming into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, Captain Ray Holt, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has transitioned more into an ensemble show that follows detectives of the 99th Precinct in Brooklyn as they solve crimes and come together as a the sweetest found family on television.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine stars Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Dirk Blocker and Joel McKinnon Miller. Creators Dan Goor and Mike Schur executive produce with David Miner and Luke Del Tredici.
The seventh season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine begins Thursday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. with a one-hour premiere before airing in its regularly scheduled 8:30 p.m. time slot beginning Feb. 13.