'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 8 Now Has an Official Premiere Date

The final season is at last set to arrive in August
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 8 Now Has an Official Premiere Date
At long last, the premiere date for the final season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been revealed. Today NBC confirmed Michael Schur's Andy Samberg-led comedy will premiere Season 8 with back-to-back episodes on August 12.

As reported last week, NBC promised the show would be back following the Tokyo Olympics, which are currently scheduled to wrap on August 8 — if the Games actually take place, that is. Following the August 12 premiere, Brooklyn Nine-Nine will then be back at 8 p.m. each Thursday night.

In addition to Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, Stephanie Beatriz, Joel McKinnon Miller and Dirk Blocker are also set to star.

"It will launch in August, coming out of the Summer Olympics, which is a coveted slot," Susan Rovner of NBCUniversal Television previously stated. "We can think of nothing more deserving than giving it to the final season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. This is a beloved show and we wanted to give it a slot where it had access to the biggest possible audience."

As previously reported, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was cancelled then saved by NBC and renewed for Season 8. But then it went on hiatus, as the show tried to retool its episodes so that they were more sensitive in the wake of last year's string of police brutality killings.