"New Girl" has charmed the execs at Fox, and is sticking around for a little while longer.
TVLine reports that the network has renewed the sitcom for a fifth season, which has already begun production to accommodate star Zooey Deschanel's pregnancy (which will not be written into the show). The series returns from a brief hiatus tonight.
"Four seasons in, 'New Girl' continues to be one of the smartest and most relatable comedies on television," said Fox entertainment president David Madden in a statement. "The writing is razor-sharp, the ensemble is consistently hilarious, and we couldn't be more proud of... the entire 'New Girl' team. We absolutely love this show and we're so excited to bring it back for Season Five."
Coming up in the last batch of season four episodes, "Saturday Night Live" star Taran Killam will guest star as a love interest for Jess, and the show will say goodbye to Coach (Damon Wayans Jr.), who's leaving the series for a second time. TVLine also reports some news about season five: John Cho ("Selfie," "Sleepy Hollow") is set to have a guest arc sometime during the upcoming season, and "will play a guy Jess meets when she excitedly reports for Jury Duty."
"New Girl" airs on Tuesday at 9 p.m. on Fox.
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