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The Best Seasons of 'New Girl' 

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Updated February 14, 2020 575 votes 273 voters 20.2k views 7 items

All the seasons of New Girl have been great, but which seasons really stand out? Jessica Day and her loftmates become more like a family than friends as they help each other through career setbacks and relationship woes. Some of the most memorable episodes of New Girl come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of New Girl are, let's rank every New Girl season from best to worst.

New Girl is an American sitcom – created by Elizabeth Meriwether – that follows the the simply adorkable title character and her friends as they pursue their personal and professional dreams. New Girl premiered on Fox on September 20, 2011, and aired seven seasons before concluding on May 15, 2018. The talented cast includes Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, and Lamorne Morris.

Vote up your favorite seasons of New Girl, and vote down any bad seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. It can be painful to put one New Girl season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.

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New Girl - Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seasons of 'New Girl'
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New Girl - Season 2

The second season of New Girl premiered on May 14, 2013, and contains 25 episodes. This season finds Jess laid off and love lorn.

This season has several unforgettable episodes including: "Fluffer," "A Father's Love," and "Bachelorette Party."

Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

  • Jess insults Cece's profession.
  • Jess and Winston fake a robbery.
  • A contest reveals the worst way to lose your virginity.
Great season?
New Girl - Season 4 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seasons of 'New Girl'
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New Girl - Season 4

The fourth season of New Girl premiered on May 5, 2015, and contains 22 episodes. This season focuses on Jess' role as a vice principal while the guys continue their zany misadventures.

This season has several unforgettable episodes including: "Landline," "Goldmine," and "Walk of Shame." 

Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

  • Jess has a rivalry with Kat.
  • Everybody tries hash brownies.
  • Jess falls for a teacher just as she forbids relationships at work.
Great season?
New Girl - Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seasons of 'New Girl'
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New Girl - Season 1

The first season of New Girl premiered on May 8, 2012, and contains 24 episodes. This season introduces viewers to Jess as she moves into the loft with Nick, Schmidt, and Coach.

This season has several unforgettable episodes including: "Naked," "Cece Crashes," and "Valentine's Day." 

Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

  • Jess deals with a bully.
  • Jess falls for the father of one of her students.
  • The loftmates play True American.
Great season?
New Girl - Season 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seasons of 'New Girl'
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New Girl - Season 3

The third season of New Girl premiered on May 6, 2014, and contains 23 episodes. This season focuses on the romantic relationships of the loftmates.

This season has several unforgettable episodes including: "Double Date," "Coach," and "Basketsball." 

Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

  • Nick gets in trouble in Mexico.
  • The boys sneak into Prince's mansion.
  • Jess hires then fires Coach.
Great season?