Brooklyn Nine-Nine Debuts August 12 With Two Episodes

NBC has announced that the eighth and final season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine will premiere on August 12 at 8 PM and 8:30 PM ET/PT. As stated in the release, that means the long-running, hit police sitcom will begin its last, abbreviated season by airing two episodes--and the remaining eight will air on subsequent Thursdays in those time slots.

Until as recently as last week, it was only known that Brooklyn Nine-Nine would be back sometime in August. Considering the series was once extremely close to never getting past Season 5, following Fox's cancellation in May 2018, the show has enjoyed an unexpected renewal and rejuvenation on the new network. In a new trailer released by the show, the series insists it's "going out in a blaze of glory." Check it out below.

Plotwise, not much is known about this final batch of episodes. Last year, it was announced that the season may feature a storyline about the COVID-19 pandemic. Co-creator Dan Goor had mentioned in interviews last year that he and the show's writing team "value[s] escapism, but at the same time, we don't want to be ignorant… there is a debate about what next year will look like." Most likely, Goor says, the show will explore more subtle ways of acknowledging the crisis rather than "toiling away in the depths."

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