Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 7 premiere details & what we want to see


Brooklyn Nine-Nine is returning to NBC’s midseason slate of shows just in time for February. We’ve got the details and some things that we’d like to see!

Knock knock. Who’s there? It’s season seven of Brooklyn Nine-Nine! Cool. Cool. Cool. Cool. Cool. Noice. I was being productive at work yesterday by scrolling through Instagram and, to my delight, cast members started sharing a poster with season 7 premiere details.

Deadline confirmed the details. Brooklyn Nine-Nine will make its midseason premiere on Thursday, February 6, 2020. The premiere will be a Nine-Harder-sized hour that airs at 8 PM EDT. After the premiere, it will move to the 8:30 PM EDT time slot. The current order is for 13 episodes. Season 6 was the same until it got an additional order that bumped the season up to 18 episodes. Since this season is starting 2 weeks later than last year, it may remain a 13 episode order. We shall see.

Last season ended with Jake (Andy Samberg) forming a “Suicide Squad” from the Brooklyn Nine-Nine rogues gallery in order to expose Commissioner Kelly’s (Phil Reeves) Dark Knight machine that listens in on all forms of civilian communication. The squad included Chief Madeline Wuntch (Kyra Sedgwick), Captain Jason Stentley aka C.J. and aka Ceej (Ken Marino), and The Vulture (Dean Winters). While Commissioner Kelly was ousted, Wuntch used the opportunity to bust Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) down to a traffic cop. Terry (Terry Crews) was left in charge.

If this remains a 13 episode order, there might not be the same amount of episodes to have a whole arc revolving around the return of Captain Holt to the Nine-Nine. So, the hour-long premiere might resolve the Wuntch vs. Holt war once and for all. Or maybe the whole season will track Holt’s path to finally becoming the Commissioner of the NYPD. After all, Terry is a lieutenant, now. He could easily run the squad.

Here are five things we’d like to see in season 7 in no particular order:

  • Peraltiago getting pregnant. Jake and Amy (Melissa Fumero) had always joked about what they’d name their kids. They babysat Cagney and Lacey to test their parenting. There’s never really been a crack in their relationship once it going for real in season 3. But last year’s “Casecation” saw Amy considering starting over without Jake if he didn’t want to have kids. A bomb threat helped Jake to realize he wanted a family with Amy (like he always has). It felt like a plot point being set up hard for the payoff. I wouldn’t be surprised if it happened at any point in the season. It would make me love Peraltiago even harder.
  • Another version of a Halloween Heist. Season 6 featured a Heist for Cinco de Mayo. I actually predicted who would win. That’s probably the most I’ll ever get into Fantasy Sports or sports handicapping. Until the next Heist. Depending on the timeline, there could actually be a Halloween episode. Or, a Cinco de Mayo part II. But, the February premiere date leaves St. Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day ripe for the heisting. Hey. St. Valentine’s would be a romantic time to drop baby news.
  • A funeral for Cheddar. Stewart, the dog who portrayed Captain Holt’s corgi, Cheddar, passed away late this Spring. Brooklyn Nine-Nine doesn’t have to kill off Cheddar, but since Stewart had the role the longest, it may be a good way to honor him. Plus, the idea of the squad trying to give Cheddar the perfect last day while comforting the captain would be awesome. And a magnificent disaster.
  • More Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) and Jocelyn (Cameron Esposito). At the end of “Ticking Clocks,” Rosa and Jocelyn decided to put a real effort into their work/life balance. It would be nice to see how that’s developed. Even if it ends in a break-up. Brooklyn Nine-Nine always handles relationships well.
  • More Gina Linetti (Chelsea Peretti). I know Chelsea Peretti has moved on and is busy with other things. That rules. But, the G-Hive wants what it wants. No one can cut a person with words more than the Paris of People can.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine returns to NBC on February 6 at 8: PM EDT. You can currently stream every episode on the NBC App and Hulu. 

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