FOX has announced that the final season of New Girl will begin on April 10 at 9:30PM ET/PT. The two-part series finale will air on May 15 at 9PM. FOX also released some details about the time-jump, check it out below.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – If you want to bid farewell to New Girl, save seven Tuesdays in a row starting in April.
Fox announced on Thursday that it will uncork the season 7 premiere of the Zooey Deschanel sitcom on April 10 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, while the two-part, one-hour series finale will air on May 15 at 9 p.m.
The comedy about a quintet of friends, which also stars Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson, Lamorne Morris, and Hannah Simone, will say goodbye in the future: The long-rumored time jump is true, and the final season kicks off three years down the road. The season 6 finale saw Jess (Deschanel) once again revealing her feelings to her friend-turned-ex-turned-friend Nick (Johnson), Cece (Simone) and Schmidt (Greenfield) learning that she is pregnant, and Winston (Morris) getting engaged to Aly (Nasim Pedrad). In the future, Jess and Nick, still together, return from a European book tour, Schmidt is staying at home with daughter Ruth while CeCe is a working mom, and the now-married Winston and Aly are expecting a child.
Season 7 will welcome back a fair amount of guest stars, including original cast member Damon Wayans, Jr., Dermot Mulroney, David Walton, Nelson Franklin, Sam Richardson, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Rob Reiner. Want some new faces, too? JB Smoove and Tig Notaro also will pop up in the final batch of episodes.
Good and bad news! New Girl has been renewed for season 7, but it will be the final season. The season will consist of eight episodes. Thanks to Fox for giving us fans a chance to say goodbye!
New Girl is not gone, girl. But it will be soon.
Fox has renewed the Zooey Deschanel-fronted comedy for an abbreviated seventh and final season, TVLine has learned.
Although a Fox rep declined to confirm an episode count, sources say that the farewell season will consist of eight installments (something co-star Jake Johnson has since confirmed on Twitter).
Given the series’ bubble status, producers packed last month’s Season 6 finale with closure. “I think it would be really disappointing to have the show go off the air and not give the audience a satisfactory conclusion to a story line that’s been the engine of the show since Season 1,” EP Brett Baer previously told TVLine of the decision to give Deschanel’s Jess and Jake Johnson’s Nick (aka the series’ central couple) a happy ending. “That said, we’re obviously hoping [for a Season 7]. We have ideas for how to propel the show into the future. But we didn’t want to go off the air without answering this question.”
New Girl was a breakout hit when it premiered in 2011, drawing 10.3 million viewers and a 4.8 demo rating; it was Fox’s biggest comedy bow since The Bernie Mac Show launched in 2001. Ratings cooled with each subsequent season, with its sixth season averaging 2.7 million viewers and a 1.3 demo rating.
Congratulations to Zooey and Jacob!
Emily Deschanel just found herself a new pregnancy pal: sister Zooey!
The New Girl star is expecting her first child with Jacob Pechenik this summer, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
“Jacob and I are over the moon. We are so excited to meet our little one,” Deschanel tells PEOPLE.
No Bones about it: Booth and Brennan are on the move. New Girl‘s Nick and Jess, meanwhile, scored the most coveted timeslot in all of TV.
Fox on Monday announced its official schedule for the 2013-14 TV season, and herewith are the biggest headlines: After launching its ninth season in its regular Monday/8 pm timelsot, Bones will relocate to Fridays at 8 pm in late fall (after the World Series); a special episode of New Girl (in addition to one of Fox’s freshman comedies) will air after the network’s telecast of Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014; at midseason Glee will hand over its Thursday-at-9/8c timelost to the Greg Kinnear legal drama Rake (Glee will resume its fifth season in late spring and run through June); and M. Night Shyamalan’s event series Wayward Pines (starring Matt Dillon) will launch in 2014.
Elsewhere, a limited series reboot of 24 is set to launch next May, J.J. Abrams’ new post-apocalyptic cop drama Almost Human will assume Bones‘ Monday perch post-baseball, where it will lead into fellow rookie drama Sleepy Hollow (The Following will reclaim the 9/8c slot at midseason).
On tap for midseason, in addition to American Idol and The Following: New series Gang Related, Surviving Jack, Us & Them and Murder Police.
Fox has not yet decided the fate of The Cleveland Show.
All told, the Fox schedule looks like this; new shows are in CAPS, click for details.
8/7c Bones (fall)/ALMOST HUMAN (late fall)
9 pm SLEEPY HOLLOW (fall)/ The Following (midseason)
8 pm DADS
8:30 pm BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
9 pm New Girl
9:30 pm The Mindy Project
Read more of the schedule over at TVLine
Zooey has two upcoming talk show appearances on May 7: Live With Kelly & Michael and David Letterman.
Live With Kelly & Michael
Tu 5/7: Zooey Deschanel, Zachary Quinto
Tu 5/7: Zooey Deschanel, Jim Gaffigan, Pistol Annies, Todd Rundgren