Wikia

New Girl Wiki

Episode Guide

Comments8
202pages on
this wiki

A list of New Girl episodes.

Season 1Edit

Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
1 Pilot Jake Kasdan Liz Meriwether September 20, 2011 1ATM79 10.28
Heartbroken over her cheating boyfriend, Jessica "Jess" Day moves in with three single men, Schmidt, Nick and Coach to get over her breakup. The guys try their best to get her out of the apartment and back into the dating life with the help of Jess' best friend Cece but end up with more than they expect because they find themselves truly caring for her as a friend.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
2 Kryptonite Jake Kasdan Liz Meriwether September 27, 2011 1ATM01 9.28
Jess accidentally breaks the television after a spontaneous living room basketball game; Nick and Schmidt try to convince Jess to retrieve her TV and personal belongings from the house she had shared with her now ex-boyfriend. After Coach leaves, the original fourth roommate Winston returns and attempts to manipulate Schmidt into switching rooms since Schmidt now occupies Winston's original and larger bedroom.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
3 Wedding Jason Winer Donick Cary October 4, 2011 1ATM04 8.65
Nick is worried that he will run into Caroline his ex-girlfriend at a mutual friend's wedding the guys were invited to and asks Jess to be his date/pretend girlfriend. At the wedding, Winston takes his job as usher far too seriously and Schmidt attempts to woo Brooke a former highschool crush, but also catches the eye of his sexually abusive "frenemy" Gretchen.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
4 Naked Jake Kasdan J.J. Philbin November 1, 2011 1ATM02 7.42
Nick suffers a blow to his self-esteem when Jess walks in on him naked, before his date with his coworker. Meanwhile, Winston gets obsessed with learning pop-culture references online for his job interview.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
5 Cece Crashes John Hamburg Rachel Axler November 8, 2011 1ATM03 6.84
After moving in, Cece convince Jess that Nick sees her as more than a roommate. While Schmidt tries to seal the deal with Cece.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
6 Thanksgiving Miguel Arteta Berkley Johnson November 15, 2011 1ATM06 6.91
Jess invites Paul, a fellow teacher on whom she has a crush, for Thanksgiving dinner at the apartment. Everyone warms up to Paul except for Nick. Cece becomes attracted to Schmidt while he is cooking Thanksgiving dinner. .
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
7 Bells Peyton Reed Luvh Rakhe November 29, 2011 1ATM05 7.59
Jess gets jealous when Winston joins her troubled-youth handbell quartet and instantly becomes a natural. Meanwhile Nick and Schmidt engage in class warfare when the toilet breaks and they each have their own idea of how to get it fixed.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
8 Bad in Bed Jesse Peretz Josh Malmuth December 6, 2011 1ATM07 6.79
When Jess decides to take her relationship with Paul to the next level, she consults with the guys for some sex advice. Meanwhile, Schmidt worms his way into his boss' baby shower to compete with his office female counterpart.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
9 The 23rd Jason Winer Donick Cary December 13, 2011 1ATM10 6.82
Schmidt brings the gang along with him to his office party. Paul tells Jess that he loves her, but Jess' feelings are not mutual.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
10 The Story of the 50 Troy Miller Luvh Rakhe January 17, 2012 1ATM08 6.97
Jess agrees to throw Schmidt's 29th birthday party in school bus as a party bus. She also invites her boss Tanya (Rachael Harris) to the party. Nick introduces his new girlfriend Julia (Lizzy Caplan) to the gang.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
11 Jess & Julia Jake Kasdan Story by: Luvh Rakhe Teleplay by: Liz Meriwether & Luvh Rakhe January 31, 2012 1ATM12 7.29
Nick panics when Julia (guest star Lizzy Caplan) doesn't want to put a label on their relationship. Meanwhile, Jess enlists Julia to help her get out of a traffic ticket, Winston reconnects with a former booty call (guest star Kali Hawk) and Schmidt is baffled as to why his shower towel is always damp.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
12 The Landlord Peyton Reed Story by: Joe Port & Joe Wiseman Teleplay by: Berkley Johnson & Josh Malmuth February 7, 2012 1ATM11 6.83
Against Nick's wishes, Jess makes it her mission to get the loft's cantankerous landlord (guest star Jeff Kober, "Sons of Anarchy") to like her. In doing so, she inadvertently jeopardizes their living situation and the guys are forced to admit they've made some "unofficial" changes to the apartment. Meanwhile Schmidt tries to decipher what he thinks are mixed signals from his boss Kim (guest star Gillian Vigman).
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
13 Valentine's Day Tucker Gates Lesley Wake Webster February 14, 2012 1ATM13 6.47
Single for the first time on Valentine's Day, Jess convinces Schmidt to be her wingman as she attempts to have an attachment-free fling with a handsome stranger. Nick's romantic plans are foiled when he finds himself spending more time with Julia's law firm assistant than with her. Winston becomes one of the girls when Shelby invites him over on the holiday.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
14 Bully Dan Attias David Walpert February 21, 2012 1ATM15 6.27
When Jess tries to intervene with a classroom bully she finds herself the target of the bad seed student. Schmidt, meanwhile, is thrilled over his post-Valentine's sexcapades, but hates that his paramour wants to keep it a secret; and Nick goes into a tailspin when Julia sends him a cactus.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
15 Injured Lynn Shelton Story by: Joe Port & Joe Wiseman and J.J. Philbin Teleplay by: J.J. Philbin March 6, 2012 1ATM09 6.00
When Nick is hurt playing a game of touch football and Jess discovers he doesn't have insurance, she brings him to her doctor friend - an OB-GYN. The gang rallies together and Nick evaluates his life when his seemingly innocuous back injury may prove to be more serious than thought.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
16 Control Jesse Peretz Brett Baer & Dave Finkel March 13, 2012 1ATM14 5.74
Jess encourages Schmidt to go on strike at the loft after noticing he does all the housework with no help from the others. Meanwhile, Nick must pay up to Winston after losing a game of poker.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
17 Fancyman (Part 1) Peyton Reed J.J. Philbin & Nick Adams March 20, 2012 1ATM16 5.18
Jess disagrees with a student's father, Russell (Dermot Mulroney), on the child's priorities. When she goes to confront him about it, she ends up falling for him instead. Nick decides that he doesn't need a cell phone. Winston tries to impress Shelby by proving that he knows more trivia than Schmidt does.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
18 Fancyman (Part 2) Matt Shakman Berkley Johnson & Kim Rosenstock March 27, 2012 1ATM17 4.96
Jess and Russell go on their first date, but Jess feels uncomfortable afterward when Russell gives her mixed signals about their relationship. Nick's old college roommate, Dirk (Martin Starr), visits and encourages Nick to date younger female college students. Winston finally gets the nerve to tell Shelby how he feels about her. Through an unusual set of circumstances, Winston finds out about Schmidt and Cece's relationship.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
19 Secrets David Wain Josh Malmuth April 3, 2012 1ATM18 4.59
Winston spills the beans about Schmidt and Cece's relationship and the news finally spreads to Jess who does not take it well. Jess decides the roommates should be free with their secrets and gets more than she bargained for. Meanwhile, Nick goes to Schmidt for dating advice.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
20 Normal Jesse Peretz Luvh Rakhe April 10, 2012 1ATM19 5.23
After spending an entire week at Russell's place, Jess returns the favor by having Russell stay over at the apartment with the guys for a weekend. The weekend however does not turn out as planned. Winston gets his dream job, when he is hired to work for his favorite sports radio host (Phil Hendrie), who turns out to be a short-tempered jerk. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar makes a cameo appearance.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
21 Kids Tristram Shapeero Donick Cary & Lesley Wake Webster April 17, 2012 1ATM20 5.22
Jess meets Russell's ex wife (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and agrees to watch their daughter, who develops a crush on Nick. Cece is scared that she is pregnant with Schmidt's child. Nick dates an artsy college student (Chloe Bridges), who is a lot younger than Nick thinks. Winston tries to get his boss on the set of a talk show hosted by Michael Strahan.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
22 Tomatoes Michael Spiller David Walpert & Kim Rosenstock April 24, 2012 1ATM21 5.20
Jess fears she and Russell don't share the fiery passion he exhibits with his ex-wife Ouli. Meanwhile, Cece is not yet willing to admit her true feelings for Schmidt, so she encourages him to go on a date with one of her Russian model roommates. Then, a down-in-the-dumps Nick channels all of his energy into a new vegetable garden.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
23 Backslide Nanette Burstein David Quant May 1, 2012 1ATM22 4.40
When Jess and Nick run into their exes Paul and Caroline, the gang fears they both may "backslide" into romantic relationships. Meanwhile, Schmidt desperately tries not to get aroused as he deals with a delicate medical issue, Winston suffers the consequences of a wild night out with his boss and Cece brings Schmidt to a nursing home to meet her grandmother.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
24 See Ya Michael Spiller Story by:

Liz Meriwether Teleplay by: Brett Baer & Dave Finkel

May 8, 2012 1ATM23 5.61
When one of the roommates decides to move out of the loft, the gang makes an unexpected trip to the desert where Winston faces his fear of the dark, Cece and Schmidt's relationship reaches a turning point and Jess and Nick square off with a coyote


Season 1Season 2

Pilot · Kryptonite · Wedding · Naked · Cece Crashes · Thanksgiving · Bells · Bad in Bed · The 23rd · The Story of the 50 · Jess & Julia · The Landlord · Valentine's Day · Bully · Injured · Control · Fancyman (Part 1) · Fancyman (Part 2) · Secrets · Normal · Kids · Tomatoes · Backslide · See Ya

Season 2Edit

On April 9, 2012 FOX officially announced that New Girl was renewed for a second season. Season 2 officially premiered on September 25, 2012.


Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
1 Re-Launch Steve Pink Kay Cannon September 25, 2012 2ATM01 5.35
Jess is fired from her teaching job. Schmidt throws a party at Nick's bar, in celebration of his penis cast being removed. A new side of Winston is revealed after he drinks some of Nick's fruity concoctions. Cece introduces her new boyfriend, Robby (Nelson Franklin) to Schmidt.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
2 Katie Larry Charles Liz Meriwether September 25, 2012 2ATM02 5.18
Jess meets Sam (David Walton), a handsome stranger who thinks she is his blind date; A regular (Raymond J. Barry) at Nick's bar claims he is Nick from the future and Winston's mother Charmaine (Anna Maria Horsford) and sister Alisha (Keenyah Hill) visits. Schmidt is determined to sleep with Alisha.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
3 Fluffer Fred Goss J.J. Philbin October 2, 2012 2ATM04 4.99
Jess and Nick evaluate their friendship, after Nick is convinced that Jess is only using him as a platonic boyfriend. Elsewhere, Schmidt hopes to impress an attractive Republican by pretending to be one of Mitt Romney's sons. Winston has random sexual fantasies, due to Shelby refusing to have intercourse with him for many weeks.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
4 Neighbors Steve Pink Berkley Johnson October 9, 2012 2ATM03 4.94
Jess and Schmidt try fitting in with younger people who have moved in across the hall from them. Nick works extra hard to prank Schmidt.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
5 Models Eric Appel Josh Malmuth October 23, 2012 2ATM05 5.16
Jess insults Cece's modeling profession in front of her other model friends. Schmidt feels insulted after Nick says he is bothered by Schmidt buying him a cookie and thinking about him during the day.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
6 Halloween Jesse Peretz David Iserson October 30, 2012 2ATM06 4.75
Jess begins to have genuine feelings for Sam as more than a sexual partner, after seeing him work as a pediatrician during the day. Nick reunites with Amelia (Maria Thayer), an ex-girlfriend from college. Schmidt intrudes on Cece and Robby's Halloween date. Winston feels it is finally time to break up with Shelby.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
7 Menzies Jason Woliner Kim Rosenstock November 13, 2012 2ATM07 4.35
Still unable to find a new job, Jess blames her problems on premenstrual syndrome. Winston also thinks he is suffering from same symptom as Jess, even though he is a man. After meeting a strange old man in the park, Nick decides to be less angry. Schmidt agrees to be consensually sexually harassed by his new boss, Emma (Carla Gugino). Cece is bothered after Robby labels her a "nice girl"
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
8 Parents Jesse Peretz Ryan Koh November 20, 2012 2ATM08 4.11
Jess' divorced parents (Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner) come over to the apartment for Thanksgiving; Jess tries to get them back together despite numerous failed attempts in the past. Schmidt's cousin (Rob Riggle), also named Schmidt, comes over, spurring a manly competition between the two.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
9 Eggs Neal Brennan Kay Cannon November 27, 2012 2ATM09 4.12
Jess is in her thirties and she begins to worry about wanting to have children before it's too late. Schmidt is bothered by being unable to satisfy Emma during sexual intercourse. Nick finally decides to sit down to begin writing his zombie novel.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
10 Bathtub Tristram Shapeero Donick Cary December 4, 2012 2ATM10 4.10
Tired of taking showers, Jess and Winston decide that they want to put a bathtub in the loft. However, their attempts makes matters worse causing them to fool Schmidt by faking a robbery. Nick meets Angie (Olivia Munn), a tough and beautiful stripper with a hotheaded boyfriend. Schmidt struggles between having sexual relations with Emma and trying to win Cece back.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
11 Santa Craig Zisk Luvh Rakhe December 11, 2012 2ATM11 4.18
The gang attends several Christmas parties on Christmas Eve. Sam tries to win Jess back. Nick is intimidated by Angie being very sexually adventurous in public. Schmidt rejects Cece's Christmas gift after she denies him after he proclaimed his love for her.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
12 Cabin Alec Berg J.J. Philbin January 8, 2013 2ATM12 3.78
When Jess and Sam plan on a cabin retreat, she invites Nick and Angie and discovers it was a bad idea. Meanwhile Winston attempts to educate Schmidt on race relations
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
13 A Father's Love Jake Kasdan Berkley Johnson & Josh Malmuth January 15, 2013 2ATM13 3.65
When Nick's con-man father (Dennis Farina) suddenly reappears, Jess tries her best to fix the two men's relationship, despite Nick's fears that he's being used in another one of his dad's gambling schemes. Meanwhile, Schmidt teams up with Robby to try to win back Cece.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
14 Pepperwood Lynn Shelton Nick Adams January 22, 2013 2ATM14 4.05
When Nick is convinced that one of Jess' students is hiding a nefarious secret, he goes undercover in her adult night school class. Meanwhile, Winston has an embarrassing encounter with Cece, causing an examination of all the loft-mate's peculiarities.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
15 Cooler Max Winkler Rebecca Addelman January 29, 2013 2ATM15 4.74
Jess is considered to be a cool force when she goes out with the guys, so they go out to find women and leave her at home. Jess hears noises outside and asks the guys and their dates to return. Party games begin, and Nick has to kiss Jess.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
16 Prince Tristram Shapeero David Iserson February 2, 2014 2ATM16 26.23
Nick is shooting a concert on stage with the help of Prince. Jess is obsessed with Prince, so when she saw him she tamely screams at the back of the stage.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
17 Love Crashes Fred Goss Rebecca Addelman February 9, 2014 2ATM17 4.36
Jess gets fed up with her parking spot after she finds a neighborhood homeless man and cats sleeping on her car in the same week. Schmidt concocts a plan to get a new parking space in their building and shares it with Nick and Jess. Causing them to later battle it out for the coveted parking spot. During the competition Nick and Jess will get some alone time to discuss their relationship.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
18 TinFinity Max Winkler Kim Rosenstock & Josh Malmuth February 26, 2013 2ATM18 4.29
Jess catches the eye of a professional football player (Steve Howey), with whom Winston is trying to land an exclusive interview for his radio station. Meanwhile, Nick and Schmidt argue over the planning of their "TinFinity" party celebrating their tenth anniversary of living together, and Cece gets a surprise offer.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
19 Quick Hardening Caulk Lorene Scafaria Ryan Koh March 19, 2013 2ATM19 4.26
Jess comes to a conclusion about her romantic feelings for Nick and she struggles to tell him. Schmidt becomes obsessed with buying a fish, which Winston sees as a metaphor for Schmidt's unresolved feelings toward Cece. Nick plans a bar promotion to impress the bar owner.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
20 Chicago Jake Kasdan Luvh Rakhe March 26, 2013 2ATM20 4.19
When a death occurs in Nick’s family, Jess, Schmidt and Winston travel with Nick to the Windy City to help him with the funeral preparations and meet his boisterous family members, including his mom, Bonnie (guest stat Martindale); his younger brother, Jamie (guest star Kroll); and his Boston cousin, Bobby (guest star Burr).
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
21 First Date Lynn Shelton J.J. Philbin & Berkley Johnson April 4, 2013 2ATM22 4.77

Jess and Nick, who are caught between friendship and something more, try to break out of relationship limbo by going on a “first” date. Once Schmidt and Winston realize a full-on Jess/Nick romance might be happening, they swoop in to try to sabotage the date.

Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
22 Bachelorette Party Matt Sohn

Sophia Lear & Kay Cannon

April 9, 2013 2ATM21 4.09
Jess decides to throw Cece a surprise bachelorette party while Nick and Winston awkwardly take her fiancé, Shivrang, out for the night. Then, as Schmidt desperately tries to find a real girlfriend in time for the wedding in order to get a “plus one,” he is forced to seek out his old girlfriend from his “fat Schmidt” college days.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
23 Virgins Alec Berg Liz Meriwether April 30, 2013 2ATM23 3.57
In a series of flashbacks, Jess, Nick, Schmidt, Winston and Cece tell one another how they each lost their virginity. Not surprisingly, when they realize the stories directly affect their present day sex lives, one relationship will change forever.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
24 Winston's Birthday Max Winkler Brett Baer & Dave Finkel May 7, 2013 2ATM24 3.94
Jess’ dad chooses the worst day to pay the loft an unexpected visit, forcing a nervous Nick to spend time alone with him. Meanwhile, Jess gets a shot at a big new job on the day before Cece’s wedding. Then, Schmidt struggles to publicity date a less-than-physically-ideal woman, and Winston continually psyches himself up for his huge surprise birthday celebration, which no one seems to remember to throw for him.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
25 Elaine's Big Day Jake Kasdan Christian Magalhᾶes & Bob Snow May 14, 2013 2ATM25 4.06
Cece’s wedding day finds Jess and Nick making a decision about their relationship. Meanwhile, Schmidt schemes with a typically overenthusiastic Winston to sabotage the nuptials, although a shocking announcement may be bigger than anything he plans.


Season 1 Season 2 Season 3

Re-Launch · Katie · Fluffer · Neighbors · Models · Halloween · Menzies · Parents · Eggs · Bathtub · Santa · Cabin · A Father's Love · Pepperwood · Cooler · Table 34 · Parking Spot · TinFinity · Quick Hardening Caulk · Chicago · First Date · Bachelorette Party · Virgins · Winston's Birthday · Elaine's Big Day

Season 3Edit

On March 4, 2013 FOX officially announced that New Girl was renewed for a third season. Season 3 will officially premiere on September 17, 2013.

Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
1 All In September 17, 2013
Nick and Jess make a romantic run for the border -- but their wild Mexican adventure takes a turn for the worse when Nick is arrested.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
2 Nerd
Jess has been hired at a new school and is eager to prove herself as one of the cool teachers.
Episode # Title Directed By Written By Air Date Production Code U.S. viewers
3 Double Date
Schmidt's relationship house of cards comes tumbling down during a double date.


Season 2 Season 3

All In · Nerd · Double Date · The Captain · The Box · Keaton · Coach · Menus · Longest Night Ever · Thanksgiving III

Added

Advertisement | Your ad here

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki