New Girl: Season 2 - Rotten Tomatoes

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.


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In the quirky comedy's second series, 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 still in love with her; and Winston (Lamorne Morris) experiences ups and downs in his career and love life.


Satya Bhabha
as Shivrang
Dennis Farina
as Walt Miller
Kali Hawk
as Shelby
Taylor Swift
as Wedding Guest
Steve Agee
as Outside Dave
Bill Burr
as Bobby
Rob Riggle
as Big Schmidt
Andy Gala
as Rajiv
Merritt Wever
as Elizabeth
Kay Cannon
as Melissa
Ellen Albertini Dow
as Old Aunt Ruthie
Carla Renata
as Octopussy
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Critic Reviews for New Girl: Season 2

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (7)

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

September 17, 2013 | Full Review…

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.

May 14, 2013 | Full Review…

The strength of the show is in its ensemble cast...

July 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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

October 1, 2013 | Full Review…

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.

September 21, 2013 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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

April 30, 2013 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

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