‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine:’ Will Another Dog Play Cheddar in Upcoming Episodes?

Sad news at the Nine-Nine. Stewart, the corgi who played Captain Holt’s lovable sidekick, Cheddar, passed away. Will Cheddar die during Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s seventh season? Will another dog play Cheddar? Here’s what we know about the next corgi to star on NBC’s comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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Andre Braugher as Ray Holt, Marc Evan Jackson as Kevin Cozner | John P. Fleenor/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Stewart, better know as Cheddar on ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’ died at 13-years-old

Some Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans know Stewart as Cheddar on NBC’s comedy series. However, the corgi’s owner announced some sad news on Instagram, saying that after 13 years of fluff and smiles, Stewart passed away.

“We went to the beach (his favorite place) where he frolicked in the surf and then enjoyed a picnic lunch of In & Out burgers. We relaxed in the sun and just enjoyed each other’s company,” his owner wrote. “Our veterinarian met us there later and Stewart went to sleep peacefully in my arms while listening to the sounds of the ocean. He was a one in a million kind of dog, he was my supaah staah.”

Of course, fans on Twitter expressed their sympathy on for the show’s major loss, one fan saying, “my heart hurts. Stewart, the dog who played Cheddar on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, just passed away yesterday. RIP to the goodest boy there ever was. You were never just some common bitch.”

“Found out the dog that played Cheddar on Brooklyn Nine-Nine passed away. R.I.P. Stewart. Wiggle high that little butt, buddy,” said another Twitter user.

Some Brooklyn Nine-Nine lovers said the show wouldn’t be the same without Cheddar. Well, they’re in luck. Reportedly, another dog will portray the lovable corgi.

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Cheddar was a large part of Captain Holt’s life

According to Entertainment Weekly, a few different corgis played Cheddar throughout the show’s run. However, Stewart enjoyed the longest tenure, first taking on the role during season four.

Captain Holt’s dog often made appearances at the Nine-Nine. He was featured in a Halloween episode, he was Captain Holt’s cute secret weapon, and he was most definitely a scene stealer. According to Entertainment Weekly, Cheddar would sometimes let out a long howl during scenes, making the whole cast and crew laugh.

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Are they still making episodes of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’?

The stories of this police station keep coming. After FOX canceled the series, it was picked up by NBC and renewed for a seventh season in February 2019.

“It’s been one of our great joys as a network to give Brooklyn Nine-Nine a second life,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment. “Cheers to Dan Goor, Mike Schur, Luke Del Tredici, and David Miner, and our amazing cast and crew who each week turn New York’s finest into New York’s funniest.” 

According to WTOP, Stewart’s canine sister, Stella, will take on the role of Cheddar for upcoming episodes of the series. Episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine are available for streaming at NBC.com and the NBC app.