New Girl: Season 2 (2012 - 2013)


Season 2
New Girl

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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.



Critic Ratings: 17


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Air date: Sep 25, 2012
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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.

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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.

Sep 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...

Jul 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Oct 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.

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

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

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

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.

May 13, 2013 | Full Review…

Fortified with great chemistry, the entire cast in an irresistible force, spouting goofy one-liners that put us in constant crack-up mode.

Sep 25, 2012 | Full Review…

I really love New Girl- with that sort of unconditional, I just like hanging around with all these crazy people affection that some TV shows inspire.

Sep 25, 2012 | Full Review…
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These two episodes were actually among the funnier non-Dermot Mulroney Jess episodes the show's done.

Sep 25, 2012 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for New Girl: Season 2

  • Mar 13, 2018
    Don't like all the sex, kept watching because it's good and a friend really wanted me to.
  • May 26, 2014
    Entrenida y comica. Una de las mis preferidas. Me encantan los personajes.
  • May 05, 2014
    New Girl found its groove towards the end of the first season and kept on trucking through season two. Though the first season may have had better individual episodes, season two as a whole was significantly better than the first. Now that How I Met Your Mother is off the air, this is by far the funniest thing on television.
  • Feb 16, 2014
    This show is hilarious! The superb acting and writing make up for any of this show's faults. I have seen seasons 1-2 and it seems to be getting better and better. I find myself enjoying New Girl more than other highly rated sit-coms like the Big Bang Theory and even Friends. I highly recommend this show to anyone looking for a funny sit-com that reaches and goes beyond the standards of its competition
  • Feb 07, 2014
    Like last time, Schmidt still rules. The latter part of the series gets a bit lame. Somebody please shoot WHINY Nick. I cannot tolerate him/his character any more.
  • Jan 02, 2014
    I think season 2 was far better than the first. I really loved this season. This is by far one of the best comedies ever made. I have never seen a comedy series so funny and unique. I love it's original humor that no comedy has.
  • Dec 08, 2013
    Still funny, but not as smart as its first season.

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