Zooey Deschanel’s ‘New Girl’ Almost Didn’t Get The Go Ahead For Season 7
News broke yesterday that the next series of Fox’s New Girl will be its last.
But while fans of the sitcom are gutted to hear of its upcoming end, Zooey Deschanel’s hilarious show almost didn’t get the go ahead for season seven at all.
After the season six finale aired last month, Fox producers had a decision to make.
And with Deschanel on maternity leave after the birth of her son, as well as other cast members being busy until the end of the year, it suddenly came apparent that another season might not be possible.
The end of season six sees Zooey’s character Jess rekindle her romance with Nick, played by Jake Johsnon.
And with Cece – Hannah Simone – and Schmidt – Max Greenfield – expecting their first child, the season ended on a high.
According to Deadline, Fox were almost sure they were not going to continue the story.
The logistics of fitting New Girl in the network’s schedule also seemed impossible.
But the show’s creator, Liz Meriwether, stepped in to save the sitcom we’ve all grown to love.
The executive producer came up with the perfect pitch for season seven.
It will take place three years on from when we last caught up with Jess, Nick, Schmidt and Winston.
The new series will contain several turning points and events for all the lead characters before finishing on a huge finale.
The eight-episode final season was officially confirmed by Fox on Sunday night.
Jake Johnson tweeted his excitement for season 7, saying,
#NewGirl has been picked up for 8 final episodes! Very excited to be able to finish what we started. Also Happy Mother's Day, ladies.
— jake johnson (@MrJakeJohnson) May 14, 2017
While the show’s creator Liz who made it all happen tweeted,
NEW GIRL IS COMING BACK!!! Thank you guys so much for your support. Season 7!!!
— Liz Meriwether (@lizmeriwether) May 14, 2017
Lamorne Morris, who stars as Winston in the show, is also buzzing for the renewal.
It's OFFICIAL NEW GIRL SEASON 7!!!!
— Lamorne Morris (@LamorneMorris) May 14, 2017
Zooey and her husband, Jacob Pechenik, recently welcomed their adorable baby boy into the world.
The hubby and wife have even settled on a name, calling their bundle of joy Charlie Wolf Pechenik.
The couple, who have been together since 2014, already have a one-year old daughter, Elsie Otter.
Deschanel met her soulmate while on set of Rock the Kasbah and their little girl was born a year later.