Fox Renews ‘New Girl’ for Season 5

Series will mark its 100th episode during the upcoming 2015-16 run

Last Updated: March 31, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

“New Girl” may not be that new anymore, but it’s sticking around — at least for another run: Fox has renewed the ensemble comedy for its fifth season.

The sitcom will celebrate its 100th episode during the upcoming 2015-16 season.

“Four seasons in, ‘New Girl’ continues to be one of the smartest and most relatable comedies on television,” said David Madden, president, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “The writing is razor-sharp, the ensemble is consistently hilarious, and we couldn’t be more proud of Liz (Meriwether), Brett (Baer), Dave (Finkel) and the entire ‘New Girl’ team. We absolutely love this show and we’re so excited to bring it back for Season 5.”

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt, Nora Dunn and Nasim Pedrad will guest on Tuesday’s “New Girl” episode, in which Jess (Zooey Deschanel) crashes a funeral hoping to delete a “sext” she recently sent to the deceased. Then, Schmidt’s (Max Greenfield) mom Louise (Dunn) arrives in town for a visit and demands he write thank-you notes for his bar mitzvah gifts, while Winston (Lamorne Morris) is desperate to be off-duty friends with his police partner, Aly (Pedrad).

“New Girl” also stars Hannah Simone, Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. (through the end of this season).

Created by Meriwether, “New Girl” is produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Meriwether, Finkel, Baer, Jake Kasdan, Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope are executive producers.

“New Girl” airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.

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