Zooey Deschanel’s dyed-in-the-wool liberal Jess is going to fly through Donald Trump’s first (and last?) term as POTUS.
New Girl‘s upcoming seventh and final season will pick up three years after the events of last month’s Season 6 finale, our sister site Deadline reports. The game-changing twist was apparently part of a hail-mary pitch series creator Liz Meriwether made to Fox execs last week when the series was on the verge of being cancelled.
The network ultimately commissioned an eight-episode farewell season that, per Deadline, will span an entire year and feature “major milestones for all main characters… including a big one in the series finale.” – TV Line
New Girl has quickly become my favorite comedy to binge (it’s neck and neck with The Office and Parks & Rec) so this news is literal music to my ears. Jess, Nick, Schmidt, Cece & Winston have turned into one of my all time favorite group of TV friends, and while the season 6 finale could have served as a series finale, I’m glad they feel they have more stories to tell. Season 7 will only be eight episodes and will take place three years in the future, but I have faith that creator Elizabeth Meriwether will keep the laughs coming in droves.