New Girl Has Been Renewed For Final Season 7!

Fans of the Fox hit sitcom New Girl will be happy to learn that the show will be returning for a seventh and final season!

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The Zooey Deschanel comedy which debuted back in 2011 has been a critical success throughout its run however the show has seen major ratings decline over the last few seasons. The seventh and final season will consist of eight episodes which weren’t confirmed until star Jake Johnston tweeted; “#NewGirl has been picked up for 8 final episodes! Very excited to be able to finish what we started. Also Happy Mother’s Day, ladies.”

New Girl spent a vast majority of the TV season with fans wondering if the show would return, it was its first time on the bubble and many thought the show would be cancelled. The producers even planned a fitting end to the sixth season that could act a series finale as well; “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 storyline that’s been the engine of the show since Season 1,” that was Brett Baer talking about how they wanted to give Jess and Nick 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.” The show which debuted to 10.3 million viewers averaged six million in its first season. Season two and three saw it drop to averaging between four million and five million. Since season four the show has averaged 3 million viewers and in season six saw one episode dip below 2 million viewers, a new girl first.

The show’s highest rated episode is a season three episode which featured Prince before his untimely death. The episode drew 26.3 million viewers. New Girl is lucky that it gets to continue to end its story as some shows have been cancelled that won’t get to end it off the same way. CBS recently announced the cancellation of their long-running sitcom 2 Broke Girls. It comes as a major disappointment after the news that Cher would be playing Kat Denning’s mother broke. The world of TV is fickle.