‘New Girl’ renewed for season 5 by Fox

Fox has given "New Girl" a fifth season pickup. The network’s longest-running comedy joins "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" on the list of live-action comedy renewals. Newbie "Last Man on Earth" also looks hopeful, with "The Mindy Project" very much on the bubble.

"Four seasons in, 'New Girl' continues to be one of the smartest and most relatable comedies on television," said Fox Entertainment president David Madden. "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.”

The series, which is a lucrative asset for Fox sibling 20th TV with off-network deals, will mark its 100th episode during the upcoming 2015-2016 season. Pilot co-star Damon Wayans Jr., who rejoined the show in Season 3 and was a regular in Season 4 with a one-year deal, announced recently that he won’t be returning for Season 5. TV Line reports that John Cho is joining the cast next season as a guest star, likely for multiple episodes.

Created by Liz Meriwether, "New Girl" is produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th TV. Meriwether, Dave Finkel, Brett Baer, Jake Kasdan, Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope are executive producers.

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