Acclaimed comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” which enjoyed a run on FOX before moving to its current NBC home, will be coming to an end with its upcoming eighth season.
NBC announced the news Thursday, noting that the final cycle will air during the 2021-22 television season.
“I’m so thankful to NBC and Universal Television for allowing us to give these characters and our fans the ending they deserve,” said executive producer Dan Goor. “When Mike Schur and I first pitched the pilot episode to Andy, 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.
“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.”
Although it has not been a spectacular live+same-day ratings performer, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” posts solid overall numbers. It has also garnered tremendous fan passion, while securing considerable attention from television critics.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is also a past Golden Globe Winner for Best TV Comedy/Musical and Best Performance By An Actor in a Comedy/Musical (Andy Samberg). Andre Braugher has received multiple Emmy nominations for his work on the show.