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Things We Saw Today: Brooklyn Nine-Nine Renewed for Season Eight!

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Great news, squad! Even though its seventh season has yet to debut (that’s going to happen February 6th), the gods have smiled and NBC has renewed Brooklyn Nine-Nine for an eighth season. This is a big turn around from just a year-and-a-half ago when the series was canceled by Fox to major fan outcry.

Renewing a show before a season even starts is a pretty extraordinary move, but not unprecedented. More and more networks and platforms are renewing shows before they’ve even debuted: AppleTV renewed all its series within a week of launch, and one of those, The Morning Show, already had a second season ordered before it premiered. Netflix just ordered a second season of The Witcher ahead of its December 18 drop. Still, it shows immense faith in the show for the Network to make this move. It’s faith that, in the case of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, is very well-earned.

The reactions from the cast were predictably adorable:

With The Good Place taking a final bow, it’s great to know we part of the Shurniverse continuing on at least into 2021. There will never be enough comedies that rely on kindness rather than cruelty for their humor, and we love how all these characters continue to grow and evolve. At this point, if Nine-Nine doesn’t make it to season nine, we’ll be both shocked and bereft.

Elsewhere on the net today.

  • While B99 goes on, other things are ending. Production on Arrow wrapped in the early hours of the morning today and the heartfelt tributes from the cast and crew to the series already have us feeling things. (via Twitter Moments).
  • Survivor broke the fourth wall and brought the drama as the castaways confronted a MeToo moment in tribal council. (via Decider)
  • Mo’Nique is suing Netflix for discrimination. (via NBC News)
  • The creators of Life is Strange are back with a new game featuring a transgender hero. (via Kotaku)
  • The following footage may be hard to watch…without smiling.

  • Remember that Jensen Ackles album we told you about? Well, it’s out Jensen himself has the news.


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  • And finally, Kristen Bell proves why she’s a worthy Disney princess. (via AV Club)

That’s it for us! Congrats on almost making it through another week, Mary Suevians!

(image: NBC)

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Jessica Mason (she/her) is a writer based in Portland, Oregon with a focus on fandom, queer representation, and amazing women in film and television. She's a trained lawyer and opera singer as well as a mom and author.