10:04am PT by Michael O'Connell
'New Girl' Renewed for Fifth Season at Fox
Fox has handed out a fifth-season renewal for New Girl. It joins Brooklyn Nine-Nine as a comedy guaranteed to return for the 2015-16 TV season.
“Four seasons in, New Girl continues to be one of the smartest and most relatable comedies on television,” said Fox Broadcasting Company entertainment president David Madden. “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 five.”
New Girl, which is averaging a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49 and 4.4 million viewers this season, will hit its 100th episode next season. This fall will also see the show enter syndication on TBS and MTV.
Despite the humbled ratings, a renewal for New Girl has been something of a foregone conclusion given the approaching episode-count milestone.
Also already renewed for the upcoming season on Fox: Empire, Gotham and Sleepy Hollow.