20th Century Fox Television has renewed its Zooey Deschanel’s hit sitcom, “New Girl,” for its seventh and final season.
Last season, “New Girl” averaged a 0.9 rating and 2 million viewers — comparable to other Fox comedies like “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “The Last Man on Earth” that already got picked up.
The rating grew to 1.6 after a week of on-demand viewing. Sources say that the show will return for a shortened eight-episode run for its final season.
“New Girl” did not bring in big numbers during its past season, but the show is an important property to Fox as it’s longest-running live-action comedy on the air.