‘New Girl’ season 6 is the end of the line, says Jake Johnson; Possible finale set for April

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Jake Johnson as Nick Miller on 'New Girl'
Jake Johnson plays Nick Miller on "New Girl." Fox/New Girl Official Facebook Page

“New Girl” season 6 is the end of the line. The popular comedy show is “almost certainly done” after the season finale in April, says Jake Johnson. The actor playing Nick Miller hopes for the best but expects the seemingly inevitable.

According to Johnson, US TV network Fox hasn’t told him and the rest of the “New Girl” cast whether the series is up for a season 7 refresh. He assured fans that if ever the show doesn’t return, the finale is guaranteed to be a good send-off. Does this mean that Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick are finally getting back together?

The loftmates-turned-lovers were officially a couple by the end of the second season but eventually split up just before the conclusion of season 3. They remained friends and dated others following the breakup. Nick is currently in a relationship with Reagan (Megan Fox), but the longer they remain together, the more incompatible they seem to become.

Johnson previously said that he would be “shocked” if his character and Jess aren’t getting back together. But he also mentioned that the whole thing shouldn’t be rushed like a “Band-Aid fix.” With three episodes to go before the possible finale, it certainly feels that way.

“I think it's got to be handled right,” Johnson told E! Online. “I think the way they end that is really important for the legacy of the show.”

Here’s hoping that Fox saves the show at the eleventh hour. After all, it wouldn’t be the first time the network rescued the show from complete extinction. Also, the entire cast is still under contract with the company.

A Fox spokesperson likewise said that although no official announcement has been made regarding the series extending for a seventh season, “the network and studio are currently in discussions.” But Johnson seems quite sure that “New Girl” season 6 would be the show’s last hurrah.

“I think after this season, it’s done,” Johnson told the Daily Beast. “But we shot a finale where, if this was the end, the core fan base would be okay.”

Even the show’s creator, Liz Meriwether, was not able to confirm the series’ return. When she was asked about the future of “New Girl,” this was all she could answer: “I genuinely don’t know. Fingers crossed.”

“New Girl” season 6 resumes on Tuesday in the US after a one-week break with “Socalyalcon VI.” The potential show closer, which is set to air on April 4, remains untitled at the time of this writing. In Australia, the show airs on Fox8 on Thursdays.

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