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This time it's for realz

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ to end after Season 8

By Kara Santos Published Feb 11, 2021 10:12 pm Updated Feb 11, 2021 10:43 pm

The doors at the 99th precinct are set to close, and this time it's "for realz," with Brooklyn Nine-Nine concluding its run with the upcoming eighth season.

NBC announced on Thursday (Feb. 11) that the comedy series starring Andy Samberg will end its journey during the 2021-22 broadcast season with the final season shortened to just 10 episodes.

Deadline reported that the beloved police comedy, which centered on the wacky happenings inside of a Brooklyn police station, will finish its broadcast run with 153 episodes, aired over two networks. 

"I'm so thankful to NBC and Universal Television for allowing us to give these characters and our fans the ending they deserve," executive producer Dan Goor said in a statement. 

The show, produced by Universal Television, began in 2013 on FOX and ran for five seasons before being canceled. However, the series was picked up by NBC, where it began airing in 2019. Season seven aired in spring 2020 and the eighth season was renewed three months before season seven premiered.

However, production on season eight was hit by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The earliest the show is expected to return is fall 2021, meaning that the comedy will not have aired a season during the 2020-21 season.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine stars Andy Samberg as Detective Jake Peralta alongside his eccentric squad of police officers played by Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Dirk Blocker and Joel McKinnon Miller.

Dan Goor, Mike Schur, David Miner, Luke Del Tredici and David Phillips executive produce the series, which is produced by Universal TV in association with Fremulon, Dr. Goor Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.

In 2014, the comedy won the Golden Globe for best TV series comedy or musical. Samberg also won a Globe for his acting in the show.

Following news of the show's final season, some Brooklyn Nine-Nine stars and co-creator Dan Goor started sharing fond memories about their time working on the show on social media. In a statement posted to the official Brooklyn Nine-Nine Twitter account, Goor reminisced on first pitching the show with co-creator Mike Schur and his time on the series.

“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,” said executive producer Dan Goor.

"The way I see it, if this is to be our last ride then let us go out in a blaze of glory," the show's official Twitter account captioned Goor's statement.

Melissa Fumero, who stars as Amy Santiago, said that being part of the show was “one of the greatest joys.”

"It has been one of the greatest joys and honor of my life to play Amy. I am so grateful to be able to take a victory lap with our beloved cast and crew. To our amazing fans, we love you. No tears for now, we still have a whole season to shoot!," Fumero wrote on Twitter.

“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 added.

Seasons one to seven of Brooklyn Nine-Nine are currently streaming on Netflix.

It's been a great run for the B99! Thanks for all the memories.

(Images via NBC)