New Girl‘s winter break is a short one, since the show is only taking two weeks off. Although an episode of the Zooey Deschanel-starring show is on December 20, it’s a repeat. The next new episode, titled “Raisin’s Back,” doesn’t air until Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ET on FOX. Read on for a preview of the next episode, plus a recap of recent events on the show to catch you up.
In the previous episode of New Girl, “Christmas Eve Eve,” Jess made sure that Nick got to spend Christmas with someone he loves, Reagan. She arranged to have Reagan flown in from Seattle as Nick’s Secret Santa gift. Meanwhile, Schmidt was coming to terms with the idea that Winston and Cece are friends who have their own in-jokes. It didn’t make Schmidt happy at first, but he eventually warmed up to it.
In “Raisin’s Back,” Nick has to keep cool when Reagan moves into the loft. Cece and Winston have more fun annoying Schmidt, making fun of his love for electronic dance music.
New Girl is also moving to a new timeslot. It started the 2015-16 TV season at 8:30 p.m., following Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but will air at 8 p.m. on January 3.
The episode scheduled to air on Fox on December 20 is “Goosebumps Walkaway,” which originally aired in March 2016. It’s the 10th episode of Season 5.