Season 6 of New Girl aired on FOX from 20 September 2016 and to 4 April 2017.


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No. in Series No. in Season Title Air Date Production code U.S. viewers
117 1 House Hunt September 20, 2016 6ATM01 2.31
Jess tries anything and everything to get her mind off of Nick, who returns from his summer in New Orleans sooner than anticipated. Meanwhile, Schmidt and Cece struggle in the search for their first home and Winston deals with having a long-distance relationship with Aly.
118 2 Hubbedy Bubby September 27, 2016 6ATM02 2.03
Jess and Cece jump on the campaign trail and make a bet with a disbelieving Schmidt that they can recruit voters for the upcoming Presidential election. Meanwhile, Winston teaches Nick about modern phone sex.
119 3 Single and Sufficient October 4, 2016 6ATM03 2.03
When Schmidt and Cece and Winston and Aly invite Jess on their couples glamping trip, members of her singles-only group tag along. Meanwhile, Nick struggles with the next chapter of his New Orleans-set novel after Schmidt gives him "no notes".
120 4 Homecoming October 11, 2016 6ATM04 1.95
Jess and the gang head to New York, where Schmidt believes he is being honored at his high school. Jess meets Det. Jake Peralta and helps him on a case, which leads her to Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct and a fateful encounter with Gina Linetti and Capt. Raymond Holt. Meanwhile, Nick and Winston scramble to make subway fare, while trying to impress Det. Charles Boyle, and Cece faces off with her new mother-in-law.
121 5 Jaipur Aviv October 18, 2016 6ATM05 1.81
While the gang helps Schmidt & Cece remodel their fixer-upper, Jess spearheads a vote to let Reagan eventually move back into the loft. Meanwhile, Nick and Winston make a revealing discovery and Schmidt and Cece learn the art of compromise.
122 6 Ready November 15, 2016 6ATM07 1.94
After Jess announces that she is ready to date again, Schmidt pushes her to give her workout partner, Robby, a fighting chance. Then, when Cece hires a hunky new bartender, Nick struggles to understand male beauty, while Winston's newfound confidence makes him irresistible.
123 7 Last Thanksgiving November 22, 2016 6ATM08 1.76
It's Thanksgiving and Jess and the gang are determined to make this year's festivities a success. However, things don't go according to plan when Robby surprisingly shows up and Schmidt's dad arrives heartbroken. Meanwhile, Nick finds out that Regan is postponing her move-in date and Winston deals with his "heroic" injury.
124 8 James Wonder November 29, 2016 6ATM06 1.81
In order to land the soon-to-be open principal's position at her school, Jess must impress the disapproving president of the Parents' Council. Winston puts his undercover skills to the test and Nick struggles to come up with the perfect wedding gift for Schmidt and Cece.
125 9 Es Good December 6, 2016 6ATM09 1.73
Schmidt enlists Nick to help him earn the respect of his difficult house contractor. Meanwhile, as Jess and Robby test the limits of their ability to be in a casual relationship, Winston and Cece debate the pros and cons of not being single.
126 10 Christmas Eve Eve December 13, 2016 6ATM10 1.62
Jess struggles to keep the loft's Secret Santa gift exchange afloat. When Winston believes his online gift order for Cece won't be delivered in time, he and Schmidt must endure going to an actual store to find a replacement gift. Meanwhile, Reagan surprises Nick, who helps makes Jess' Christmas one to remember.
127 11 Raisin's Back January 3, 2017 6ATM11 2.48
When Reagan moves into the loft, Nick tries to "play it cool." Meanwhile, Schmidt embarks on a soul-searching journey when Cece and Winston challenge his love of electronic dance music.
128 12 The Cubicle January 10, 2017 6ATM12 2.48
When Jess insists on covering Robby's medical bill, she is stunned after finding out the total and goes to extremes to find a way to help pay. With Schmidt and Winston's help, Cece attempts to get her new modeling agency off the ground (and out of the loft), but is discouraged when her first client is inspired to change career paths. Meanwhile, Reagan puts off reading Nick's new novel.
129 13 Cece's Boys January 17, 2017 6ATM13 2.37
As Jess tries to find a new vice principal, she discovers that she has a real problem when it comes to making decisions. Meanwhile, Cece enlists Jess and Reagan to help her recruit new models, and the guys are in for a surprise when they enjoy a day at the spa.
130 14 The Hike January 24, 2017 6ATM14 2.35
While on a day hike, Jess and Robby discover something unexpected about their relationship. Also, Winston throws a surprise welcome home party for Aly.
131 15 Glue February 7, 2017 6ATM15 2.23
When Nick's novel The Pepperwood Chronicles gets rejected by a publisher, Reagan manages to get a deal with a bookstore to sell Nick's book and have him do a reading of the story. While Nick and Jess are making copies of the book, however, the scent of the glue makes them high. Elsewhere, Winston asks Cece and Schmidt for help proposing to Aly, enlisting them to keep her distracted.
132 16 Operation: Bobcat February 14, 2017 6ATM16 2.13
Schmidt buys a new suit to try to impress his boss so he gets a promotion. However, when Cece surprises him to celebrate their "Bone-iversary", things don't go as planned, requiring help from Nick. Jess spends her Valentine's Day alone (and with Gordon Ramsay) trying to convince everyone that she isn't sad, while at the same time helping Winston propose to Aly.
133 17 Rumspringa February 21, 2017 6ATM17 2.25
Jess and Schmidt become nervous about the starting their new job positions, especially Jess who was promoted to her life-long dream job as principal. Nick and Schmidt take Jess away to spend the day in Solvang but they later get trapped in a cellar room. Winston tries to persuade Rhonda, who he had previously inadvertently married in a prank, to get a divorce so that he can marry Aly. However, Rhonda will only agree to it if they can help her with another prank.
134 18 Young Adult February 28, 2017 6ATM18 2.09
Jess wants to be considered a "cool" principal, but none of the kids give her any attention until she discovers they are big fans of Nick's book The Pepperwood Chronicles. She brings Nick, who has been flailing around for ideas for a sequel, to school and gets their attention, until the students take advantage of her much to her chagrin. Schmidt hires an assistant named Jeremy, who goes above and beyond to satisfy Schmidt's needs. Winston and Cece compete with a woman named Gil who claims that Winston's cat Furguson is her cat Sweatshirt.
135 19 Socalyalcon VI March 14, 2017 6ATM20 1.79
Jess helps Nick get ready for a literary fan convention named Socalyalcon, while doing so, Cece helps her come to the realization that a lot of the stuff she does for Nick are "girlfriend" things, and soon starts doing the same kind of things for Reagan. Schmidt and Cece are full moved into their new home, and become overstressed out about intruders coming into the house. Aly reveals a "dark" secret about her past to Winston.
136 20 Misery March 21, 2017 6ATM21 1.98
Still conflicted over romantic feelings for Nick, Jess stays in her hometown of Portland to take care of her father, Bob. When Reagan neglects to tell Nick about a potential job promotion, he begins questioning wanting more emotionally from their relationship. Aly prepares to meet Winston's mother Charmaine for the first time. However, Winston has not told Charmaine that he is a police officer now, and she still thinks that he works in radio. Despite having their own house now, Schmidt and Cece continually come into the loft, even when they are not wanted.
137 21 San Diego March 28, 2017 6ATM22 2.16
Jess continues to be conflicted over her romantic feelings for Nick, while still staying with her father, Bob, in Portland. Bob tells Jess that his girlfriend, Ashley, broke up with him 6 months ago, so Jess sets him up with Priscilla, the owner of the ice cream establishment that Bob frequents, and they hit it off very quickly. Nick has finally decided to break up with Reagan, by taking a train ride to San Diego, and leaving her on the train to avoid direct conflict. To further his career in the business world, Schmidt finally decides to uses his first name, Winston, which causes conflict with Winston Bishop.
138 22 Five Stars for Beezus April 4, 2017 6ATM19 2.00
Jess is prepared to reveal her true feelings to Nick; Nick accepts a meeting with a book publisher; Aly helps Winston reconnect with an important person; Cece and Schmidt receive big news.


  • The sixth season was announced by Fox on April 12, 2016.[1][2][3]
  • The season premiere will mark Zooey Deschanel's directional debut and it is set to pick up three months after the events of the season five finale.
  • Megan Fox will return midseason in an eight episode arc.
  • Fox announced at the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour that this season will feature a one-hour crossover episode with Brooklyn Nine-Nine, slated to air on October 11, 2016.

Notes and References

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House Hunt · Hubbedy Bubby · Single and Sufficient · Homecoming · Jaipur Aviv · Ready · Last Thanksgiving · James Wonder · Es Good · Christmas Eve Eve · Raisin's Back · The Cubicle · Cece's Boys · The Hike · Glue · Operation: Bobcat · Rumspringa · Young Adult · Socalyalcon VI · Misery · San Diego · Five Stars for Beezus