New Girl season 6 is currently airing on Fox, and for the longest time, we just assumed that there would be a season 7 for the long-running show. After all, it is still critically acclaimed and beloved by its fans. While the ratings may not be great, at the same time it does do a reasonably good job of drawing good DVR ratings, and getting viewers to watch the show via Hulu and Netflix. The reality here is that this is a show with a very young fan following, and these are not people crazy about watching things live.
That’s right, folks: This is the millennial era. People watch the show when they want to watch it as opposed to adhering to a network schedule … and commercials. The latter is especially unfortunate, given that some of these said commercials are the reason why many other shows end up sticking around in the first place.
Let’s go ahead now to some of the comments that series star Jake Johnson had to say to the Daily Beast, which are surprisingly blunt in terms of whether or not he sees the series lasting:
“Fox won’t tell us [whether the show will be renewed] … But we shot a finale where, if this was the end, the core fan base would be OK.”
Later in the interview, Johnson said “I think after this season it’s done,” which definitely makes it clear that he feels the show’s in some danger. It’d be a shame to us if that was the case, largely because the series would be ending without much of a proper goodbye or a tribute to it’s legacy. That’s a shame. Johnson, Max Greenfield, and pretty much every other actor on the show beyond Zooey Deschanel have seen their stars rise significantly thanks to these characters, and it was really the show that was responsible for ushering in this new era of comedy on Fox with Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Last Man on Earth, and many of our other shows.
If we were to have it our way, the end solution for New Girl would be to renew the series for a seventh and final season lasting 13 episodes, and then allow everyone to celebrate the show on its way out the show. In the process, maybe the network can start to celebrate the comedy as one of the best of the past ten years.
Do you think that a New Girl cancellation is possible, or even likely, after this season? Share your thoughts on the subject now in the comments! (Photo: Fox.)