Fans of the sit-com Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be devastated to hear this (coming from a fan herself)—the show is ending with season 8, which will premiere in late 2021. Its network, NBC, made the announcement. No date has been set yet for the airing of season 8.
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Dan Goor, creator and showrunner of the sitcom, shared with E! News: “I’m so thankful to NBC and Universal Television for allowing us to give these characters and our fans the ending they deserve,” he said. “When Mike Schur and I first pitched the pilot episode to Andy [Samberg], he said, ‘I’m in, but I think the only way to tell this story is over exactly 153 episodes,’ which was crazy because that was exactly the number Mike and I had envisioned.”
He continued, “I feel incredibly lucky to have worked with this amazing cast and crew for eight seasons. They are not only among the most talented people in the business, they are all good human beings who have become a family. But most of all, I feel lucky that we have had the best fans in the world. Fans who literally saved us from cancellation. Fans who fill us with joy. Ending the show was a difficult decision, but ultimately, we felt it was the best way to honor the characters, the story, and our viewers. I know some people will be disappointed it’s ending so soon, but honestly, I’m grateful it lasted this long. Title of my sex tape.” Goor ended his statement with a reference to the show.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine used to air on Fox, but was canceled after season 5. It was then picked up for season 6 by NBC.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine has won the Golden Globe for best comedy series in 2014, with lead actor Andy Samberg winning best actor in a comedy. Meanwhile, Andre Braugher, who plays the strict Captain Holt in the show, has been nominated for four Emmy Awards for his role.
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