Nick and Schmidt will now have plenty of time to come up with a new business together.
Because Fox has renewed New Girl for a fifth season!!!
Entertainment President David Madden made the announcement today via press release, writing:
"Four seasons in, New Girl continues to be one of the smartest and most relatable comedies on television. The writing is razor-sharp, the ensemble is consistently hilarious, and we couldn’t be more proud of Liz, Brett, Dave and the entire New Girl team.
"We absolutely love this show and we’re so excited to bring it back for Season Five."
The series will air Episode 100 at some point during its 2015-2016 run, though it will do so without Damon Wayans Jr. He will exit as Coach toward the end of New Girl Season 4.
Filming, meanwhile, has already gotten underway on Season 5.
Because star Zooey Deschanel is pregnant and because the pregnancy will not be written in to any storylines, cast and crew are getting a number of Season 5 episodes in the can prior to the actress' baby bump growing out of control.
We send Zooey our best. We send everyone associated with the program our best. And we encourage folks to watch New Girl online because it's hilarious.