Netflix to air 'New Girl' exclusively
Who’s that girl? It’s Jess — available exclusively on Netflix.
The streaming service announced today that it has signed a multi-year deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television to air full seasons of the comedy hit. New Girl‘s entire first season, which aired originally between September 2011 and May 2012, is available to watch instantly as of today; Netflix will add subsequent seasons after they’re broadcast on Fox.
“New Girl has proven to be the biggest breakout sitcom hit of the season and we are thrilled to be able offer it so quickly to our U.S. subscribers,” Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. “We know our members love comedies and that they’ll enjoy watching all the current and future episodes of New Girl whenever and wherever they want.”
A source confirms that the full current season of New Girl will no longer be available to stream on Hulu, as it has been in the past. Instead, only the most recently aired five episodes from the comedy’s current season will be available on Netflix’s rival site; subscribers and authenticated users can watch these episodes the day after they air on Fox, while everyone else can view them eight days after air. Five episodes from previous seasons of New Girl will be available on Hulu as well.
Zooey Deschanel plays lovable Jess, who is plodding through life with a good group of friends.