New Girl: Season 7 (2017 - 2018)

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After seven years of friendship, New Girl signs off with a thoughtful, funny final season that bids a proper adieu to its colorful cast of characters.

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Critic Ratings: 11

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User Ratings: 119

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Air date: Apr 10, 2018

The Season 7 premiere picks up about three years after the end of Season 6 with Jess and Nick returning from a European book tour for "The Pepperwood Chronicles." Schmidt and Cece celebrate their daughter Ruth's birthday with a party, where Jess runs into her ex, Russell. Meanwhile, Winston and Aly try to pick a pregnancy photo.

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Air date: Apr 17, 2018

Over a drunken power lunch, Jess and Cece decide to stand up to Russell and demand Jess be given more responsibility in her new job. Meanwhile, Nick struggles to come up with ideas for a new book and Schmidt is desperate to get Ruth to sleep.

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Air date: Apr 24, 2018

Nervous about Ruth's interview at a prestigious pre-school, Schmidt recruits Jess to help her prepare. Meanwhile, Nick procrastinates writing, and Winston prepares to confront his fear of testifying in court.

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Air date: May 1, 2018

The gang gathers for a one-year memorial service for a beloved friend. Meanwhile, Jess discovers Coach owes Nick a large sum of money.

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Air date: May 8, 2018

Jess tries to appease Winston's anxiety about his impending fatherhood by tracking down his long lost dad. Meanwhile, Schmidt goes back to work for the first time since Ruth's birth.

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Air date: May 8, 2018

Nick's plan to propose to Jess is thrown off-course when they decide to get a dog, Winston sees color for the first time and Schmidt worries about Cece getting pregnant again.

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Air date: May 15, 2018

Jess and Nick make two life-changing decisions and Winston and Aly's big day arrives.

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Air date: May 15, 2018

In the series finale, the gang takes a tour down memory lane, which includes a final round of "True American."

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Season 7 of this comedy series starts with a three-year jump after last season's finale. Now, Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) are a happy couple and just returning from a European book tour. Schmidt (Max Greenfield) is a stay-at-home dad while Cece (Hannah Simone) took on the role of working mom. Meanwhile, Winston (Lamorne Morris) is happily married to Aly (Nasim Pedrad) and the couple is expecting a child. Guest stars this season include Damon Wayans, Jr., Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner.

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Critic Reviews for New Girl Season 7

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

I haven't seen all eight of these episodes, but I've seen several, and they're a lot of fun.

Apr 12, 2018 | Full Review…
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The time jump itself felt like a decision rife with possibility.

Apr 11, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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New Girl has earned my trust: I fully expect the cast and crew to make the eight episodes of this shortened final season a tumult of misunderstandings, fumbles, and wacky mishaps suffused with the antic joy and love that has fueled the show.

Apr 26, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It was a fittingly sentimental (and funny) send-off for one of the decade's most effortlessly enjoyable TV shows.

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

But what season 7 brings in addition to the details of these characters lives as they venture off into adulthood away from the loft is a string of steadily funny and gratifying episodes meant to provide definitive closure for the series and its fans.

Apr 16, 2018 | Full Review…

It feels like spending time with friends you used to hang out with way more often a a few years ago; things are kind of different now, but the comedy, from the physical to the face flinches to the inside jokes, is all still there.

Apr 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Consider the seventh season a well-deserved victory lap.

Apr 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Jessica Day is a wildly competent woman. This is a far cry from the Jess we met in New Girl's pilot so very long ago.

Apr 12, 2018 | Full Review…

What this season proves is that these characters don't need to be playing drinking games and sleeping with the wrong people to be the people their fans grew to love.

Apr 11, 2018 | Full Review…

We're pretty sure everything will be okay, because in the end, there's no killing true love.

Apr 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Did we need a final season of New Girl? Probably not. Am I glad we got one? Absolutely. It checks out.

Apr 10, 2018 | Rating: 7.2/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for New Girl: Season 7

  • Oct 14, 2020
    Gave me all the same feelings I had when I watched 'How I met your mother.' Your favourite characters end up together, they say goodbye to the set and ride off into the distance with an awesome backing track. Not much will ever compare to the way I felt watching this show.
  • Jul 14, 2020
    Loved this show so much. The first 6 seasons were genius. It was relatable and hilarious. Every single character was written so well. However season 7 was awful. All the characters were given this perfect happy ending that didn't feel believable. It wasn't funny at all. I really wish I hadn't watched it.
  • Jul 06, 2020
    the best season for the best show. This show has made me cry happy tears btw the only show to ever make me so happy that I cried it also made me cry because I was so sad that I would never see these characters again.
  • Jul 06, 2020
    Not the most satisfying ending, but this show was solid throughout and remains that way in the end.
  • May 25, 2020
    The show delivers an upbeat, endearing, and familiar atmosphere that makes it easy to recommend to virtually anyone who likes joy. The story is not only digestible, but also easily enjoyable. It portrays diverse and real hardships that resonate with viewers, as well as approachable characters whose arcs do not heavily rely on unnecessary cryptic messages and ambiguity to create interest and value.
  • May 23, 2020
    They should of stopped at season 6 and ended on a high. New girl at times has made me belly laugh, unfortunately season 7 loses all the magic that made Newgirl so funny. Season is 3 years on from 6, so things have changed, Schmitt and Cece have a kid blah blah blah. The story line isn't funny at all, I don't think I laughed the entire time. But the worst thing by far, is the political undertones throughout the series, in fact they're not subtle enough to be undertones. Jess' character has been completely ruined also, not only is she not funny or quirky anymore, but she's now a self-righteousness snowflake, who meddles in everyones business, and tries to change everyone, even interfering with how Schmitt and Cece are raising their kid, which legitimately ticked me off. So all in all, I'm thoroughly disappointed with the final season. I miss the says when you could enjoy tv without political agendas. That's my two pence.
  • May 18, 2020
    Season 7 was the most disappointing season out of them all. I wish they just left it at 6. The time jump, only 8 episodes, a horrible wedding, rushed plot line and none of the characters made sense. So disappointing because I loved this show.
  • Jan 25, 2020
    It won't let me watch it!
  • Dec 29, 2019
    One of the most godawful seasons of television I have ever watched. It was only eight episodes, but that didn't stop it from dragging on. The didn't seem to be any real direction or purpose to this season. The character grow over the last few seasons was scrapped for cheap and nasty attempts at humour. Did not laugh once this entire season.
  • Aug 05, 2019
    Went downhill fast :( I've been a fan since Season one, but Season 7 is like a weird alternate universe, where plot lines have been replaced with liberal propaganda. In previous seasons, they did a great job showing both sides of the aisle (i.e. when Jess and Cece go to help the Hilary campaign, while Schmidt is Republican). Fast forward to season 7, and you could play a drinking game with all the liberal agenda being pushed. I miss when television was about entertainment, instead of an opportunity to brainwash the masses. Barf. If you need me I'll be watching Friends reruns....

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