The fifth season of New Girl, was announced by Fox on March 31, 2015. The season premiered on January 5, 2016. Damon Wayans, Jr. will leave the main cast since this season and may appear on the future as a guest character. Also this season features the 100th episode.
Production started right after wrapping up the fourth season because of the time they will not shoot the show due Zooey Deschanel's pregnancy, which will not be included on the season 5 plot.

On March 31, 2015, New Girl was renewed for a fifth season. The show remained in production after wrapping season four in order to get a jump on season 5 ahead of Deschanel's maternity leave, although Deschanel will be absent in four episodes of the season, later it was confirmed that Megan Fox will replace Zooey Deschanel for a few episodes.


This season will continue where the fourth season left off, which would be after Coach departing, with a potential return for the character as guest star.


Main Cast

Special guest cast

Recurring cast

  • Nasim Pedrad as Aly Nelson (5/TBA)
  • Curtis Armstrong as Principal Foster ("Jury Duty")
  • Steve Agee as Outside Dave ("Heat Wave")
  • David Walton as Sam ("Sam, Again")

Guest stars

  • Sam Richardson as Dunston (2 episodes)
  • Anna George as Priyanka ("Big Mama P")
  • Rob Riggle as Big Schmidt ("Big Mama P")
  • Nelson Franklin as Robby ("Big Mama P")
  • Taran Killam as Fred ("What About Fred")
  • Julie Hagerty as Nancy ("What About Fred")
  • Henry Winkler as Flip ("What About Fred")
  • John Cho as Daniel Grant ("Jury Duty")
  • Stephen Rannazzisi as Todd Ploons ("No Girl")
  • Fred Armisen as Brandon ("No Girl")
  • as Himself ("No Girl")
  • Kiersey Clemins as KC ("No Girl")
  • Ally Maki as Kumiko ("No Girl")
  • Bill Burr as Bob ("Bob & Carol & Nick & Schmidt")
  • Lennon Parham as Carol ("Bob & Carol & Nick & Schmidt")
  • Clea DuVall as Camilla ("Wig")
  • Elizabeth Berkley Lauren as Becky Cavatappi ("The Apartment")
  • Peter Gallagher as Gavin ("D-Day")
  • Lucy Punch as Genevieve ("Sam, Again")


No. in Series No. in Season Title Air Date Production code U.S. viewers
95 1 Big Mama P

January 5, 2016

5ATM01 -
When Cece and Schmidt ask Jess and Nick to be their Maid of Honor and Best Man, respectively, their first task is to plan the engagement party. But when Jess invites Cece's mom to join in the celebration, Cece is forced to make a surprising announcement to Schmidt.
96 2 What About Fred

January 12, 2016

5ATM02 -
Jess jumps back into the dating pool, but her attempt lands her a dud, and things get complicated when she falls in love with his perfect parents. Meanwhile, Nick and Schmidt have very different ideas about how to run the bar.
97 3 Jury Duty

January 19, 2016

5ATM03 -
Jess eagerly reports to jury duty, until she discovers she may be up for a work promotion. Meanwhile, Nick reaches his limit with Cece's messiness.
98 4 No Girl

January 26, 2016

5ATM04 -
With Jess sequestered at jury duty, Nick turns the loft into an airbnb in order to help pay for Schmidt's upcoming bachelor party. Meanwhile, Winston asks Cece for help when he suspects KC is cheating on him.
99 5 Bob & Carol & Nick & Schmidt

February 2, 2016

5ATM05 -
Schmidt helps Nick pnder his future after Nick's cousin and his wife visit to ask for a very special handout. Meanwhile, Winston helps Cece shop for a wedding dress.
100 6 Reagan

February 9, 2016

5ATM06 -
A beautiful pharmaceutical rep enters the gang's life when she agrees to sublet Jess' room while she is on jury duty.
101 7 Wig

February 16, 2016

5ATM07 -
When Nick's attraction to Reagan starts affecting Schmidt and Cece's relationship, they enact a plan to demystify her, in hopes of helping Nick get over her. Meanwhile, Winston teaches Reagan the art of the breakup.
102 8 The Decision

February 23, 2016

5ATM08 -
Reagan causes chaos betweed Nick and Winston when she tells them she'll sleep with just one of them in an attept to challenge the guys' indecisiveness. Meanwhile, Schmidt is reunited with his collge frenemy, Benjamin, when looking at wedding venues with Cece.
103 9 Heat Wave

March 1, 2016

5ATM09 -
Things heat up between Nick and Reagan over who can provide the loft with the best air conditioning unit. Meanwhile, Winston uses his "cop voice" to help Schmidt prep Cece for a newscaster audition.
104 10 Goosebumps Walkaway

March 8, 2016

5ATM10 -
Jess returns from jury duty and attempts to uncover the real identity of a juror sequestered with her. Meanwhile, Reagan prepares to move out of the loft and out of Nick's life, and Winston and Cece help Schmidt get over his fear of public dancing.
105 11 The Apartment

March 15, 2016

5ATM11 -
It's time for Cece to move into the loft. While Jess is helping her friend move out of her beloved apartment, she has to finish the school's budget by morning, which the new principal has neglected to tell her. Meanwhile, Winston gets a new partner to avoid having to work side-by-side with Aly.
106 12 D-Day

March 22, 2016

5ATM13 -
107 13 Sam, Again

March 29, 2016

5ATM12 -
Jess applies for a job at a progressive new school, but things take a turn when she finds out the principal is dating her ex-boyfriend, Sam. Nick gets a cold and Schmidt quarantines the roommates to prevent himself from getting sick before his big presentation.



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