A tough new girl from Chicago irritates Zack and then falls for him.
Jess and Nick promise not to make it weird when the gang goes on a cruise.
Jess enlists the gang to chaperone a middle school dance.
Jess and Nick try to keep their breakup a secret.
Jess and Nick face some truths about their relationship.
Jess hires, then must fire, Coach.
When Jess moves into Nick’s bedroom, they both must deal with their complete lack of personal space. Meanwhile, Cece worries that Abby is taking advantage of Schmidt, while Coach worries Cece is treating him like one of her girlfriends. Also, Winston struggles with physical fitness.
Jess panics when her sister, Abby, decides to stay in Los Angeles and sets her eyes on one of the loftmates. Meanwhile, Winston procrastinates about checking his test results for the LAPD entrance exam.
Jess’ wild-child sister, Abby, pays a visit and immediately throws the loft into disarray. Meanwhile, Schmidt enlists Nick to be his wingman in crashing a bar mitzvah and Winston throws a dinner party with Bertie, which turns awkward when only Cece and Coach attend.
When Nick has an awkward run-in with his ex, Caroline, Jessica tries to convince him he can still be friends with her, by introducing him to her former boyfriend, Berkley. Meanwhile, Coach uses Schmidt’s loft to impress a date, but things turn farcically disastrous when Schmidt arrives home with his own potential bedmate.
Jess is ready to paint the town purple when a chance encounter finds her and Cece invited to a once-in-a-lifetime mansion party thrown by music legend Prince, guest-starring as himself. Not wanting to miss out on the fun, Nick, Schmidt, Winston and Coach are determined to crash the festivities, building toward an unforgettable ending. The special episode also features cameo appearances by Victoria Secrets’ supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio and Ana Beatriz Barros and Los Angeles Dodger and Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw.
Nick struggles to throw Jess the perfect birthday party, while Schmidt works overtime to help out Cece in her new job as bartender and Winston and Coach engage in a bake-off.
Jack and Kim help Rudy recruit a prized female student to join the dojo.
Jess has twenty minutes to decide if she should give-up teaching and take a new job, prompting the gang to recall how they all landed in their current professions.
The gang’s survival skills are tested when Nick and Jess take them camping for Thanksgiving. Coach and Schmidt battle it out over who is the best woodsman, while Cece and Winston bond over their mutual distaste for the outdoors.
Jess is tasked with keeping a frantic Schmidt occupied inside the loft, as Coach and Cece go out on a first date. Meanwhile, Nick and Winston meet a frisky bus driver as they search for a missing Ferguson.
The whole look of the set and the characters is based on creator/EP Liz Meriwether's life.
Cast member Zooey Deschanel (Jess) says her character is a combination of herself and series creator/executive producer Elizabeth Meriwether. Cast members Jake Johnson (Nick) and Lamorne Morris (Winston) recount their own roommate horror stories.
Winston shadows Schmidt at work on a day that Schmidt is assigned to mentor a much older new hire.
This little kitty needs to find her litter box.
Nick and Schmidt clash with Winston and Coach over the best way to crash the festivities.
The guys learn that one only one of their new neighbors is single.
Join the cast as they examine Schmidt, Nick and Winston's one-of-a-kind rap performance.
New Girl sneak peek.
Jess tells one of her students that they are not going to be able to go on the field trip, and she takes it harder then the student.
Coach is so good at what he does that his nickname is his profession.
Jess and Prince talk about her relationship over flapjacks.
The guys discuss their plan to have Nick distract the rabbi (guest star Jon Lovitz) while Schmidt hits on his daughter.
Schmidt is Eli Whitney and he invented the cotton gin!
Coach picks up CeCe for their date and he can't stop telling her how good she looks.
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