As 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Winds Down, It's Time To Assess Its Complicated Legacy : Pop Culture Happy Hour This week, the police comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine will end its eight-season run. Starring Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, among many other gifted comic actors, the show has enjoyed a devoted following and strong reviews. It's also survived shaky ratings and a change in networks, and its last season is airing against a backdrop of more intense conversations around real-life police violence that can't be laughed off or swept aside.

As 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Winds Down, It's Time To Assess Its Complicated Legacy

As 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Winds Down, It's Time To Assess Its Complicated Legacy

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Stephanie Beatriz as Rosa Diaz, Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta in the final season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. NBC hide caption

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Stephanie Beatriz as Rosa Diaz, Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta in the final season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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This week, the NBC police comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine will end its eight-season run. Starring Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, among many other gifted comic actors, the show has enjoyed a devoted following and strong reviews. It's also survived shaky ratings and a change in networks, and its last season is airing against a backdrop of more intense conversations around real-life police violence that can't be laughed off or swept aside.

The audio was produced by Mike Katzif and Jared M. Gair, and edited by Jessica Reedy.