As great as “New Girl” was, all good things have to come to an end. The sitcom called it curtains in 2018, running for a whopping 7 seasons. Interested in watching “New Girl” for the first time and curious to know how many episodes there are? You’re in luck, as there are 146 episodes to devour. Season 1 of “New Girl” boasts 24 episodes. Season 2 has 25 episodes and Season 3 has 23 episodes. Similarly, Season 4 through Season 6 boast 22 episodes. However, its final season only features eight episodes.
Why does the series’ final season have only eight episodes? While speaking with The Daily Beast, Johnson candidly discussed how Season 6 would likely be the end of Fox’s sitcom. “Fox won’t tell us [whether the show will be renewed],” the actor told the outlet. “But we shot a finale where, if this was the end, the core fan base would be OK.” Except Season 6 wasn’t the end.
Without spoiling the series’ end, it’s fair to say “New Girl” received another breath of life – thanks, in part, to Johnson. “I was one of [cast members] that wrote them and asked for more,” Johnson shared with TVLine. “I said, ‘I don’t think you gave us enough time to finish the show the right way. I would really appreciate — and I think the fans would appreciate — a final goodbye to these characters.'” With fan support and Johnson’s backing, Fox gave the critical juggernaut a seventh and final season.