new girl, renewed, renewal, season 6, foxJess, Nick, Schmidt, Winston, and CeCe will stick together for another year: New Girl" for a sixth season.

Though ratings have been down this year for the sitcom, it's still the network's most-watched series on Tuesday nights, anchoring a comedy block that also includes "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (which was also picked up for another season) and freshmen series "The Grinder" and "Grandfathered." (No word yet on the fate of those latter two shows.)

"Every network comedy should aspire to what [creator] Liz Meriwether is achieving in 'New Girl,' with its bravura dialogue, inventive and witty performances by the talented cast, and emotionally engaging storytelling," said Fox president David Madden in a statement. "The series is as creatively strong today as it ever was, we want to congratulate 'New Girl' on reaching its milestone 100th episode, and we can't wait for the next subversive and hilarious chapter of these characters' lives."

Season five has been an unusual one for the sitcom, which was pushed to a midseason premiere for the first time in order to accommodate titular star Zooey Deschanel's pregnancy (which was not written into the show). After appearing in the beginning of the season, Deschanel's Jess then sat out five episodes, and actress Megan Fox rotated into the cast for a guest arc as sexy pharmaceutical rep Reagan. The show's 100th episode featured Jess's triumphant return to the loft, and Reagan's departure.

It's unclear if Fox will once again hold "New Girl" for midseason on the 2016-2017 schedule. Either way, fans should be pleased that they'll get to spend another season with the gang.

[via: Variety]

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