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New Girl: How Many Episodes Are There In Total?

When thinking about this decade's most beloved sitcoms, odds are high that Fox's "New Girl" comes to mind.

Created by Elizabeth Meriwether, the series debuted in 2011 and quickly found a global fan base. Starring Zooey Deschanel as the affable Jess, "New Girl" focuses on Jess' trials and tribulations in Los Angeles. During her weekly adventures, Jess grows alongside her male roommates, Nick (Jake Johnson), Schmidt (Max Greenfield), and Winston (Lamorne Morris). Sure, it's a simple premise: But it's one that captured the hearts of millions. "New Girl" became one of the most-talked-about shows in 2011 and its legacy has only grown from there. 

For Deschanel and the main cast, "New Girl" was a career boost — one that propelled the motley crew to stardom. While Deschanel has enjoyed a healthy career in the entertainment industry — appearing in projects like "Elf" and "500 Days of Summer" — the actor still misses her old sitcom gig. "I miss playing Jessica Day," Deschanel told The AV Club. "I loved playing that character. It was so much fun being on set every day. Mainly, I miss the camaraderie with the other actors. I loved working with everyone and we just had such great writing on the show." 

There are 146 New Girl episodes

As great as "New Girl" was, all good things have to come to an end. The sitcom called it curtains in 2018, running for a whopping 7 seasons. Interested in watching "New Girl" for the first time and curious to know how many episodes there are? You're in luck, as there are 146 episodes to devour. Season 1 of "New Girl" boasts 24 episodes. Season 2 has 25 episodes and Season 3 has 23 episodes. Similarly, Season 4 through Season 6 boast 22 episodes. However, its final season only features eight episodes. 

Why does the series' final season have only eight episodes? While speaking with The Daily Beast, Johnson candidly discussed how Season 6 would likely be the end of Fox's sitcom. "Fox won't tell us [whether the show will be renewed]," the actor told the outlet. "But we shot a finale where, if this was the end, the core fan base would be OK." Except Season 6 wasn't the end. 

Without spoiling the series' end, it's fair to say "New Girl" received another breath of life – thanks, in part, to Johnson. "I was one of [cast members] that wrote them and asked for more," Johnson shared with TVLine. "I said, 'I don't think you gave us enough time to finish the show the right way. I would really appreciate — and I think the fans would appreciate — a final goodbye to these characters.'" With fan support and Johnson's backing, Fox gave the critical juggernaut a seventh and final season.

Will there be a New Girl reboot?

Still, it's bittersweet to know "New Girl" is over. However, there's a chance that the series could return. During a conversation with the Wall Street Journal in 2023, Deschanel discussed her interest in returning to Jess' world. "It kind of depends on the circumstance," Deschanel said. "I wouldn't want to spend the rest of my life doing reboots, but I definitely had a wonderful time and would be very happy to revisit." 

As exciting as it would be to have a "New Girl" revival (or reboot), its cast members are doing just fine without the IP. Deschanel joined the third season of Apple TV+'s "Physical," going up against series star Rose Byrne. Johnson has had his career boom in recent years — voicing Peter B. Parker in the animated "Spider-Verse" franchise, starring in the film "Self-Reliance," and playing a leading role in Starz's comedy series "Minx."

Greenfield has made waves by appearing in the Oscar-winning "Promising Young Woman" and the criminally underrated rom-com "The Valet." Morris has managed to successfully transition over to blockbusters, having appeared in "Yesterday," "Jumanji: The Next Level," and the Vin Diesel-led "Bloodshot." However, Morris isn't done with television, as the actor will next be seen on the fifth season of "Fargo" alongside Jon Hamm. What about Cece actor Hannah Simone? She's currently heading the supernatural sitcom "Not Dead Yet," which airs on ABC. 

Stateside, all episodes of "New Girl" are streaming on Hulu and Peacock.