Brooklyn Nine-Nine is officially coming back for season 8. NBC announced the news this morning on social media. The seventh season of the hit comedy begins Thursday, February 6th at 8 PM ET/PT with a one-hour premiere before airing in its regularly scheduled 8:30 PM timeslot beginning February 13th. NBC picked up the show in 2018 after Fox decided to cancel it and fans have been enjoying its resurrection. It's a pretty rare feat and the cast, along with the crew, know how lucky they are to be able to keep the series going.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine features an ensemble that includes Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Dirk Blocker, and Joel McKinnon Miller, some of whom were recently referenced in a Batman comic book. The actors and crew can be seen in the announcement video showing their excitement to come back for season 8. Though, the dog who played Cheddar sadly passed away and won't be returning.

Star Terry Crews can be seen throwing his Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 7 script up in the air because he is so happy. They all appear to be together for a table reading for an upcoming season 7 episode. This is news that fans of the hit show should be pretty happy about since it was unclear if season 8 was going to become a reality. Sadly, /brooklyn-nine-nine-season-6-chelsea-peretti-exit/Chelsea Peretti exited during Season 6, and it still doesn't look like she is ready to return, but that could change.

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Last season Brooklyn Nine-Nine averaged a 1.2 rating and 3.2 million viewers overall in "live plus same day" Nielsens for a total-viewer increase of +15% versus the prior season on Fox. After 35 days of linear and digital delayed viewing, the show last season grew to a 3.1 rating in 18-49 and 6.4 million viewers overall, with 59% of that 18-49 rating coming from nonlinear sources - the #1 biggest digital percentage for an NBC series last season.

With Brooklyn Nine-Nine coming up in the ratings, it seemed like season 8 was a no-brainer. However, fans of the show have learned over the years that anything is possible, even if that means getting canceled for a second time. The show has seen its ratings get higher than they were on Fox and seen the social media presence grow at the same time, which is huge in today's world of marketing. The comedy series has a faithful audience that helped get the show back to life with a new network.

There's already all of Brooklyn Nine-Nine's season 7 to look forward to and now fans have received an early Christmas gift with season 8. The season 7 renewal news was announced only nine months ago, with NBC co-presidents of scripted programming Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta saying, "it's been one of our great joys as a network to give Brooklyn Nine-Nine a second life." Dan Goor, Mike Schur, David Miner, and Luke Del Tredici executive produce Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The series is produced by Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios, Fremulon, Dr. Goor Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment. You can check out the official announcement below, thanks to the Brooklyn Nine-Nine Twitter account.

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