New Girl: Season 2 (2012-2013)



Critic Consensus: New Girl's terrific ensemble cast remains its most valuable asset, and the show is buoyed by a deeper, more relatable central performance from lead Zooey Deschanel in its sophomore season.


Air date: Sep 25, 2012
Air date: Sep 25, 2012
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Air date: Nov 27, 2012
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Season Info

In the quirky comedy's sophomore season, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) tries to find a new career after she's laid off from her teaching job. She also starts dating a handsome doctor, but her increasingly close friendship with roommate Nick (Jake Johnson) leads to romantic complications. Meanwhile, Cece (Hannah Simone) learns that time may be running out for her to have children naturally, so she begins aggressively seeking a suitable Indian husband?much to the dismay of Schmidt (Max Greenfield), who's … More


Max Greenfield
Max Greenfield
as Schmidt
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
as Wedding Guest
Dennis Farina
Dennis Farina
as Walt Miller
Steve Agee
Steve Agee
as Outside Dave
Kali Hawk
Kali Hawk
as Shelby
Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn
as Angie
Satya Bhabha
Satya Bhabha
as Shivrang
Jeff Kober
Jeff Kober
as Remy
Molly Cheek
Molly Cheek
as Marion
Andy Gala
Andy Gala
as Rajiv
Bill Burr
Bill Burr
as Bobby
Rob Riggle
Rob Riggle
as Big Schmidt
Maria Thayer
Maria Thayer
as Amelia
Merritt Wever
Merritt Wever
as Elizabeth
Kay Cannon
Kay Cannon
as Melissa
Ellen Albertini Dow
Ellen Albertini Dow
as Old Aunt Ruthie
Lauren Weedman
Lauren Weedman
as Mysteria
Carla Renata
Carla Renata
as Octopussy
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Critic Reviews for New Girl: Season 2

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (7)

Fox's adorkable comedy New Girl returned from its first year a smarter, funnier and all-around better show.

Full Review… | October 1, 2013
Television Without Pity

Overall, "Elaine's Big Day" is a very good finale to what has been an exceptional second season of New Girl, and we should await the third season with baited breath.

Full Review… | September 21, 2013
We Got This Covered

Catchphrases aside, Deschanel actually plays tough much better than twee.

Full Review… | September 17, 2013
Top Critic

This show was at once a breath of fresh air. Now, with a love triangle, a wedding finale, and a big guest appearance, it feels more of the same.

Full Review… | May 14, 2013
Boston Globe
Top Critic

New Girl is the rare mainstream sitcom that's exceedingly at ease in discussing race, largely because it acknowledges the characters' well-meaning, flawed views, and plays them for eye rolls and laughs.

Full Review… | May 13, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Funny though it can be, New Girl is going nowhere.

Full Review… | April 30, 2013

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