A list of New Girl episodes.


Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 24 September 20, 2011 May 8, 2012
2 25 September 25, 2012 May 14, 2013
3 23 September 17, 2013 May 6, 2014
4 22 [1] September 16, 2014[2] [3] TBA

Season 1 (2011–12)

No. in Series No. in Season Title Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
1 1 Pilot September 20, 2011 1ATM79 10.28
Heartbroken over her cheating boyfriend, Jessica "Jess" Day moves in with three single men, Schmidt, Nick and Coach to get over her breakup. The guys try their best to get her out of the apartment and back into the dating life with the help of Jess' best friend Cece but end up with more than they expect because they find themselves truly caring for her as a friend.
2 2 Kryptonite September 27, 2011 1ATM01 9.28
Jess accidentally breaks the television after a spontaneous living room basketball game; Nick and Schmidt try to convince Jess to retrieve her TV and personal belongings from the house she had shared with her now ex-boyfriend. After Coach leaves, the original fourth roommate Winston returns and attempts to manipulate Schmidt into switching rooms since Schmidt now occupies Winston's original and larger bedroom.
3 3 Wedding October 4, 2011 1ATM04 8.65
Nick is worried that he will run into Caroline his ex-girlfriend at a mutual friend's wedding the guys were invited to and asks Jess to be his date/pretend girlfriend. At the wedding, Winston takes his job as usher far too seriously and Schmidt attempts to woo Brooke a former highschool crush, but also catches the eye of his sexually abusive "frenemy" Gretchen.
4 4 Naked November 1, 2011 1ATM02 7.42
Nick suffers a blow to his self-esteem when Jess walks in on him naked, before his date with his coworker. Meanwhile, Winston gets obsessed with learning pop-culture references online for his job interview.
5 5 Cece Crashes November 8, 2011 1ATM03 6.84
After moving in, Cece convince Jess that Nick sees her as more than a roommate. While Schmidt tries to seal the deal with Cece.
6 6 Thanksgiving November 15, 2011 1ATM06 6.91
Jess invites Paul, a fellow teacher on whom she has a crush, for Thanksgiving dinner at the apartment. Everyone warms up to Paul except for Nick. Cece becomes attracted to Schmidt while he is cooking Thanksgiving dinner. .
7 7 Bells November 29, 2011 1ATM05 7.59
Jess gets jealous when Winston joins her troubled-youth handbell quartet and instantly becomes a natural. Meanwhile Nick and Schmidt engage in class warfare when the toilet breaks and they each have their own idea of how to get it fixed.
8 8 Bad in Bed December 6, 2011 1ATM07 6.79
When Jess decides to take her relationship with Paul to the next level, she consults with the guys for some sex advice. Meanwhile, Schmidt worms his way into his boss' baby shower to compete with his office female counterpart.
9 9 The 23rd December 13, 2011 1ATM10 6.82
Schmidt brings the gang along with him to his office party. Paul tells Jess that he loves her, but Jess' feelings are not mutual.
10 10 The Story of the 50 January 17, 2012 1ATM08 6.97
Jess agrees to throw Schmidt's 29th birthday party in school bus as a party bus. She also invites her boss Tanya (Rachael Harris) to the party. Nick introduces his new girlfriend Julia (Lizzy Caplan) to the gang.
11 11 Jess & Julia January 31, 2012 1ATM12 7.29
Nick panics when Julia (guest star Lizzy Caplan) doesn't want to put a label on their relationship. Meanwhile, Jess enlists Julia to help her get out of a traffic ticket, Winston reconnects with a former booty call (guest star Kali Hawk) and Schmidt is baffled as to why his shower towel is always damp.
12 12 The Landlord February 7, 2012 1ATM11 6.83
Against Nick's wishes, Jess makes it her mission to get the loft's cantankerous landlord (guest star Jeff Kober, "Sons of Anarchy") to like her. In doing so, she inadvertently jeopardizes their living situation and the guys are forced to admit they've made some "unofficial" changes to the apartment. Meanwhile Schmidt tries to decipher what he thinks are mixed signals from his boss Kim (guest star Gillian Vigman).
13 13 Valentine's Day February 14, 2012 1ATM13 6.47
Single for the first time on Valentine's Day, Jess convinces Schmidt to be her wingman as she attempts to have an attachment-free fling with a handsome stranger. Nick's romantic plans are foiled when he finds himself spending more time with Julia's law firm assistant than with her. Winston becomes one of the girls when Shelby invites him over on the holiday.
14 14 Bully February 21, 2012 1ATM15 6.27
When Jess tries to intervene with a classroom bully she finds herself the target of the bad seed student. Schmidt, meanwhile, is thrilled over his post-Valentine's sexcapades, but hates that his paramour wants to keep it a secret; and Nick goes into a tailspin when Julia sends him a cactus.
15 15 Injured March 6, 2012 1ATM09 6.00
When Nick is hurt playing a game of touch football and Jess discovers he doesn't have insurance, she brings him to her doctor friend - an OB-GYN. The gang rallies together and Nick evaluates his life when his seemingly innocuous back injury may prove to be more serious than thought.
16 16 Control March 13, 2012 1ATM14 5.74
Jess encourages Schmidt to go on strike at the loft after noticing he does all the housework with no help from the others. Meanwhile, Nick must pay up to Winston after losing a game of poker.
17 17 Fancyman (Part 1) March 20, 2012 1ATM16 5.18
Jess disagrees with a student's father, Russell (Dermot Mulroney), on the child's priorities. When she goes to confront him about it, she ends up falling for him instead. Nick decides that he doesn't need a cell phone. Winston tries to impress Shelby by proving that he knows more trivia than Schmidt does.
18 18 Fancyman (Part 2) March 27, 2012 1ATM17 4.96
Jess and Russell go on their first date, but Jess feels uncomfortable afterward when Russell gives her mixed signals about their relationship. Nick's old college roommate, Dirk (Martin Starr), visits and encourages Nick to date younger female college students. Winston finally gets the nerve to tell Shelby how he feels about her. Through an unusual set of circumstances, Winston finds out about Schmidt and Cece's relationship.
19 19 Secrets April 3, 2012 1ATM18 4.59
Winston spills the beans about Schmidt and Cece's relationship and the news finally spreads to Jess who does not take it well. Jess decides the roommates should be free with their secrets and gets more than she bargained for. Meanwhile, Nick goes to Schmidt for dating advice.
20 20 Normal April 10, 2012 1ATM19 5.23
After spending an entire week at Russell's place, Jess returns the favor by having Russell stay over at the apartment with the guys for a weekend. The weekend however does not turn out as planned. Winston gets his dream job, when he is hired to work for his favorite sports radio host (Phil Hendrie), who turns out to be a short-tempered jerk. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar makes a cameo appearance.
21 21 Kids April 17, 2012 1ATM20 5.22
Jess meets Russell's ex wife (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and agrees to watch their daughter, who develops a crush on Nick. Cece is scared that she is pregnant with Schmidt's child. Nick dates an artsy college student (Chloe Bridges), who is a lot younger than Nick thinks. Winston tries to get his boss on the set of a talk show hosted by Michael Strahan.
22 22 Tomatoes April 24, 2012 1ATM21 5.20
Jess fears she and Russell don't share the fiery passion he exhibits with his ex-wife Ouli. Meanwhile, Cece is not yet willing to admit her true feelings for Schmidt, so she encourages him to go on a date with one of her Russian model roommates. Then, a down-in-the-dumps Nick channels all of his energy into a new vegetable garden.
23 23 Backslide May 1, 2012 1ATM22 4.40
When Jess and Nick run into their exes Paul and Caroline, the gang fears they both may "backslide" into romantic relationships. Meanwhile, Schmidt desperately tries not to get aroused as he deals with a delicate medical issue, Winston suffers the consequences of a wild night out with his boss and Cece brings Schmidt to a nursing home to meet her grandmother.
24 24 See Ya May 8, 2012 1ATM23 5.61
When one of the roommates decides to move out of the loft, the gang makes an unexpected trip to the desert where Winston faces his fear of the dark, Cece and Schmidt's relationship reaches a turning point and Jess and Nick square off with a coyote

Season 2 (2012–13)

On April 9, 2012 FOX officially announced that New Girl was renewed for a second season. Season 2 officially premiered on September 25, 2012 and ended on May 14, 2013.

No. in Series No. in Season Title Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
25 1 Re-Launch September 25, 2012 2ATM01 5.35
Jess is fired from her teaching job. Schmidt throws a party at Nick's bar, in celebration of his penis cast being removed. A new side of Winston is revealed after he drinks some of Nick's fruity concoctions. Cece introduces her new boyfriend, Robby (Nelson Franklin) to Schmidt.
26 2 Katie September 25, 2012 2ATM02 5.18
Jess meets Sam (David Walton), a handsome stranger who thinks she is his blind date; A regular (Raymond J. Barry) at Nick's bar claims he is Nick from the future and Winston's mother Charmaine (Anna Maria Horsford) and sister Alisha (Keenyah Hill) visits. Schmidt is determined to sleep with Alisha.
27 3 Fluffer October 2, 2012 2ATM04 4.99
Jess and Nick evaluate their friendship, after Nick is convinced that Jess is only using him as a platonic boyfriend. Elsewhere, Schmidt hopes to impress an attractive Republican by pretending to be one of Mitt Romney's sons. Winston has random sexual fantasies, due to Shelby refusing to have intercourse with him for many weeks.
28 4 Neighbors October 9, 2012 2ATM03 4.94
Jess and Schmidt try fitting in with younger people who have moved in across the hall from them. Nick works extra hard to prank Schmidt.
29 5 Models October 23, 2012 2ATM05 5.16
Jess insults Cece's modeling profession in front of her other model friends. Schmidt feels insulted after Nick says he is bothered by Schmidt buying him a cookie and thinking about him during the day.
30 6 Halloween October 30, 2012 2ATM06 4.75
Jess begins to have genuine feelings for Sam as more than a sexual partner, after seeing him work as a pediatrician during the day. Nick reunites with Amelia (Maria Thayer), an ex-girlfriend from college. Schmidt intrudes on Cece and Robby's Halloween date. Winston feels it is finally time to break up with Shelby.
31 7 Menzies November 13, 2012 2ATM07 4.35
Still unable to find a new job, Jess blames her problems on premenstrual syndrome. Winston also thinks he is suffering from same symptom as Jess, even though he is a man. After meeting a strange old man in the park, Nick decides to be less angry. Schmidt agrees to be consensually sexually harassed by his new boss, Emma (Carla Gugino). Cece is bothered after Robby labels her a "nice girl"
32 8 Parents November 20, 2012 2ATM08 4.11
Jess' divorced parents (Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner) come over to the apartment for Thanksgiving; Jess tries to get them back together despite numerous failed attempts in the past. Schmidt's cousin (Rob Riggle), also named Schmidt, comes over, spurring a manly competition between the two.
33 9 Eggs November 27, 2012 2ATM09 4.12
Jess is in her thirties and she begins to worry about wanting to have children before it's too late. Schmidt is bothered by being unable to satisfy Emma during sexual intercourse. Nick finally decides to sit down to begin writing his zombie novel.
34 10 Bathtub December 4, 2012 2ATM10 4.10
Tired of taking showers, Jess and Winston decide that they want to put a bathtub in the loft. However, their attempts makes matters worse causing them to fool Schmidt by faking a robbery. Nick meets Angie (Olivia Munn), a tough and beautiful stripper with a hotheaded boyfriend. Schmidt struggles between having sexual relations with Emma and trying to win Cece back.
35 11 Santa December 11, 2012 2ATM11 4.18
The gang attends several Christmas parties on Christmas Eve. Sam tries to win Jess back. Nick is intimidated by Angie being very sexually adventurous in public. Schmidt rejects Cece's Christmas gift after she denies him after he proclaimed his love for her.
36 12 Cabin January 8, 2013 2ATM12 3.78
When Jess and Sam plan on a cabin retreat, she invites Nick and Angie and discovers it was a bad idea. Meanwhile Winston attempts to educate Schmidt on race relations
37 13 A Father's Love January 15, 2013 2ATM13 3.65
When Nick's con-man father (Dennis Farina) suddenly reappears, Jess tries her best to fix the two men's relationship, despite Nick's fears that he's being used in another one of his dad's gambling schemes. Meanwhile, Schmidt teams up with Robby to try to win back Cece.
38 14 Pepperwood January 22, 2013 2ATM14 4.05
When Nick is convinced that one of Jess' students is hiding a nefarious secret, he goes undercover in her adult night school class. Meanwhile, Winston has an embarrassing encounter with Cece, causing an examination of all the loft-mate's peculiarities.
39 15 Cooler January 29, 2013 2ATM15 4.74
Jess is considered to be a cool force when she goes out with the guys, so they go out to find women and leave her at home. Jess hears noises outside and asks the guys and their dates to return. Party games begin, and Nick has to kiss Jess.
40 16 Table 34 February 5, 2013 2ATM16 26.23
The gang attends an Indian marriage convention with Cece, where she hopes to find her future husband. While there, Schmidt once again tries to win Cece back. Jess and Nick try to discuss the intimate moment they shared the night before. Anu (Meera Simhan), the head of the marriage convention hits on Winston.
41 17 Parking Spot February 19, 2013 2ATM17 4.36
Schmidt finds an extra parking spot, and he, Jess, Nick and Winston fight over it. Winston goes on a trek to find a condom to have sex with Daisy.
42 18 TinFinity February 26, 2013 2ATM18 4.29
Jess catches the eye of a professional football player (Steve Howey), with whom Winston is trying to land an exclusive interview for his radio station. Meanwhile, Nick and Schmidt argue over the planning of their "TinFinity" party celebrating their tenth anniversary of living together, and Cece gets a surprise offer.
43 19 Quick Hardening Caulk March 19, 2013 2ATM19 4.26
Jess comes to a conclusion about her romantic feelings for Nick and she struggles to tell him. Schmidt becomes obsessed with buying a fish, which Winston sees as a metaphor for Schmidt's unresolved feelings toward Cece. Nick plans a bar promotion to impress the bar owner.
44 20 Chicago March 26, 2013 2ATM20 4.19
When a death occurs in Nick’s family, Jess, Schmidt and Winston travel with Nick to the Windy City to help him with the funeral preparations and meet his boisterous family members, including his mom, Bonnie (guest stat Martindale); his younger brother, Jamie (guest star Kroll); and his Boston cousin, Bobby (guest star Burr).
45 21 First Date April 4, 2013 2ATM22 4.77

Jess and Nick, who are caught between friendship and something more, try to break out of relationship limbo by going on a “first” date. Once Schmidt and Winston realize a full-on Jess/Nick romance might be happening, they swoop in to try to sabotage the date.

46 22 Bachelorette Party April 9, 2013 2ATM21 4.09
Jess decides to throw Cece a surprise bachelorette party while Nick and Winston awkwardly take her fiancé, Shivrang, out for the night. Then, as Schmidt desperately tries to find a real girlfriend in time for the wedding in order to get a “plus one,” he is forced to seek out his old girlfriend from his “fat Schmidt” college days.
47 23 Virgins April 30, 2013 2ATM23 3.57
In a series of flashbacks, Jess, Nick, Schmidt, Winston and Cece tell one another how they each lost their virginity. Not surprisingly, when they realize the stories directly affect their present day sex lives, one relationship will change forever.
48 24 Winston's Birthday May 7, 2013 2ATM24 3.94
Jess’ dad chooses the worst day to pay the loft an unexpected visit, forcing a nervous Nick to spend time alone with him. Meanwhile, Jess gets a shot at a big new job on the day before Cece’s wedding. Then, Schmidt struggles to publicity date a less-than-physically-ideal woman, and Winston continually psyches himself up for his huge surprise birthday celebration, which no one seems to remember to throw for him.
49 25 Elaine's Big Day May 14, 2013 2ATM25 4.06
Cece’s wedding day finds Jess and Nick making a decision about their relationship. Meanwhile, Schmidt schemes with a typically overenthusiastic Winston to sabotage the nuptials, although a shocking announcement may be bigger than anything he plans.

Season 3 (2013–14)

On March 4, 2013 FOX officially announced that New Girl was renewed for a third season. Season 3 will officially premiere on September 17, 2013.

No. in Series No. in Season Title Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
50 1 All In September 17, 2013 3ATM01 5.53
After Cece's wedding, Nick and Jess flee to Mexico for some alone time and Nick ends up in trouble with the law. Meanwhile, back home, Schmidt cannot bring himself to decide between Cece and Elizabeth and Winston has trouble putting a puzzle together.
51 2 Nerd September 24, 2013 3ATM02 4.04
With Nick's help, Jess tries to fit in with a group of cool teachers Molly, Rose and Dan (Dreama Walker, Angela Kinsey and Mark Proksch), by sneaking in to use their principal's Dr. Foster's (Curtis Armstrong) hot tub. Schmidt has to deal with both Cece and Elizabeth attending a party at his job, while he is still dating them both, while also dealing with his co-worker Beth (Eva Amurri) trying to sabotage things for him. Winston is left taking care of Daisy's (Brenda Song) cat Furguson, after deciding that he wants to date her exclusively, even though she is already sexually active with another guy.
52 3 Double Date October 1, 2013 3ATM03 3.85
Nick finds out about Schmidt dating both Cece and Elizabeth, and has a hard time keeping the secret to himself. Winston is left the responsibility of reserving a table for the gang at a restaurant.
53 4 The Captain October 8, 2013 3ATM04 3.96
Schmidt plots to break up Jess and Nick, just as they are about to celebrate dating for a whole month. Winston tries to get Furguson to have cat sex with another cat named Fatty owned by Kylie (Riki Lindhome).
54 5 The Box October 15, 2013 3ATM05 3.45
Nick becomes irresponsible with the money from his late father's estate, with Jess using the money to pay for Nick's unpaid bills, behind his back. With Nick's new fortune, Winston feels its finally time to ask Nick for the money he owes him. Still feeling guilty about hurting Cece and Elizabeth, Schmidt seeks advice from Rabbi Feiglin (Jon Lovitz) and then saves the life of Mike (Derek Waters), a bike messenger who nearly choked on his gum.
55 6 Keaton October 22, 2013 3ATM06 3.74
Schmidt gets a series of recent e-mails from his favorite actor Michael Keaton, who has sent letters ever since he was a kid. However, it turns out those letters and e-mails were not from the actor himself but from Schmidt's mother and Nick. Cece indulges in nightly parties to get over her break up with Schmidt.
56 7 Coach November 5, 2013 3ATM07 3.85
Coach (Damon Wayans, Jr.) visits the apartment to spend a "guys night out" with the guys, after breaking up with his girlfriend. Nick going to a strip club with the guys, upsets Jess to the point that she has "girls night out" with Cece at the bar. While at the bar, Jess gets hit on by Artie (Taye Diggs), the owner of a coffee shop that she frequently goes to.
57 8 Menus November 12, 2013 3ATM08 3.36
After being denied permission to take her class to the beach, Jess focuses her attention on fighting Brian (Justin Chon), a Chinese restaurant owner who floods the apartment with his restaurant menus. Coach tries to get Nick in shape, Winston also tries to get involved in their workout, but keeps getting hurt. Schmidt starts to feel left out by the gang, now that he lives across the hall from them and Coach has moved into his room.
58 9 Longest Night Ever November 19, 2013 3ATM09 3.26
Schmidt becomes jealous when Coach and Cece go on a date, with Jess being left the responsibility of calming his nerves while the date is taking place. Nick accidentally loses Furguson, while Winston goes out. The cat is later found by Bertie (Jessica Chaffin), a woman that Winston becomes instantly attracted to.
59 10 Thanksgiving III November 26, 2013 3ATM10 3.51
To prove to Coach that Nick still has a secure manhood while dating Jess, the gang has Thanksgiving in the wilderness.
60 11 Clavado En Un Bar January 7, 2014 3ATM11 3.20
Jess gets a job offer to work at a museum, and has minutes to make her decision to take the job or not. The gang also helps her on her decision.
61 12 Basketsball January 14, 2014 3ATM13 3.24
Jess tries to become good friends with Coach by watching Detroit Pistons games with him and becoming a Pistons "fan". However Jess' "fandom" starts to interfere with her relationship with Nick, who is a lifelong Chicago Bulls fan. Winston agrees to shadow Schmidt at his marketing job, where Schmidt is later asked to guide Ed (Bob Gunton), a sixty-something intern, to avoid a company lawsuit over age discrimination.
62 13 Birthday January 21, 2014 3ATM12 3.75
Its Jess' birthday, with Nick planning out the entire day. Schmidt helps Cece be a better bartender, while she is continually being ridiculed by her co-worker Mike (Ben Falcone). Coach and Winston compete to bake the perfect birthday cake for Jess.
63 14 Prince February 2, 2014 3ATM15 26.30
Jess and Cece are invited to a party at a mansion held by Prince. Nick blurts out that he loves Jess, with Jess giving an unexpected response. As a result, Nick and the guys try to get into Prince's mansion so Nick can set the record straight with Jess.
64 15 Exes February 4, 2014 3ATM14 3.48
Jess tries to prove to Nick that exes can still be friends, by introducing him to her ex-boyfriend Berkley (Adam Brody). Caroline (Mary Elizabeth Ellis) returns, wanting an explanation from Nick for why he left her. Schmidt finally finishes decorating his new apartment, and then agrees to have Coach and Winston use it whenever they please.
65 16 Sister February 11, 2014 3ATM16 2.97
Jess is asked by her mother to pick up her troublesome older sister Abby (Linda Cardellini) from jail. Jess also tries to prevent Nick from meeting Abby, because of her sister's unruly behavior. Meanwhile, Nick accompanies Schmidt to a Bar Mitzvah, so Schmidt can go on a date with Rachael (Allyn Rachel), who is the daughter of Rabbi Feiglin, who dislikes Schmidt. Cece and Coach are the only ones that attend a soup dinner party held by Winston and Birdie.
66 17 Sister II February 18, 2014 3ATM17 2.84
When Abby announces that she is staying in the loft permanently, Jess then goes to find a safe place for Abby to live. Nick is then left to baby-sit Abby, while Jess looks for Abby's new place. Winston is nervous about looking at the results of his LAPD entrance exam.
67 18 Sister III February 25, 2014 3ATM18 2.93
Schmidt and Abby are now dating, with Abby also living in Schmidt's place. Feeling jealous about Schmidt and Abby's relationship, Jess decides to move into Nick's room, however, the living arrangement does not make either one of them happy. Cece begins treating Coach as just a friend, to the point that Coach begins acting feminine. Winston tries to get into physical shape to ace the LAPD obstacle course.
68 19 Fired Up March 11, 2014 3ATM20 2.48
Jess gets Coach a coaching job at her school, she must then fire him for budget reasons, after being promoted to vice principal. Schmidt gets sued and has Nick (who passed his bar exam) and Winston (who loves legal procedural shows), to represent him in a deposition. Cece gets hit on by a younger Australian guy named Buster (James Frecheville).
69 20 Mars Landing March 25, 2014 3ATM19 2.49
Still hung over from playing a game of True American the night before, Jess and Nick have a serious argument about their future together. Coach, Schmidt and Winston compete to get the attention of two attractive neighbors Michelle and Laurie (Alexandra Daddario and Stevie Nelson), who are moving into the building. Cece accidentally drunk texts Buster.
70 21 Big News April 15, 2014 3ATM21 2.19
Jess and Nick deal with the aftermath of their break up. Nick tries to not think about the break up by planning a "honey roast" for Winston to celebrate the news of him passing his police academy entrance exam. Jess seeks comfort from Cece, even though Cece is busy studying for her GED exam with help from Schmidt.
71 22 Dance April 29, 2014 3ATM22 2.20
Jess is tasked to organize her first middle-school dance but thinks someone is trying to sabotage her efforts, so she asks the guys to chaperone at the event.
72 23 Cruise May 6, 2014 3ATM23 2.40
Jess and Nick invite the gang along with them on a cruise they booked while still together as a couple. Coach tries to suppress his fear of boating, Schmidt attempts to win back Cece and Winston tries to mend Jess and Nick's fractured relationship.

Season 4 (2014–15)

On March 7th, 2014, FOX renewed New Girl for a Season 4 to premiere on Fall 2014.

No. in Series No. in Season Title Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
73 1 TBA September 16, 2014 - -
Season premiere
74 2 TBA September 23, 2014 - -


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