It is finally coming. On tonight’s episode of Fox’s New Girl, we will finally learn what Schmidt’s first name is. This has been the biggest mystery on the show, as creator Liz Meriwether wouldn’t even reveal it when Schmidt and Cece got married in season five. The new episode, “San Diego,” airs on Fox at 8:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 28. Read on for a preview of the new episode.
SPOILER: Schmidt’s first name is Winston!
The previous episode of New Girl was “Misery,” which brought back Rob Reiner to play Jess’ dad Bob Day. Jess has fled to her hometown of Portland to get as far away from Nick as possible, since she can’t do anything about the fact that she loves him. (Zooey Deschanel is also pregnant, which might explain why the writers have her sitting down a lot and have relocated the character to Portland.) Reiner also appears in “San Diego,” along with guest actress Donna Pescow.
Back in Los Angeles, Nick tries to get help from Aly, who doesn’t want to be his Jess replacement. Schmidt is also going to consider using his first name finally. Publicity photos released by Fox also show that we have scenes from Nick and Schmidt’s college days coming in the episode.
DATE: March 28, 2017
TIME: 8 p.m. ET
CHANNEL: Fox (Click here to go to TVGuide.com’s channel guide. To find out what channel Fox is for you, change “provider” to your cable/satellite provider.)
EPISODE DESCRIPTION: “San Diego” – “While Jess is staying with her dad in Portland, the two are instrumental in helping one another with their love lives; Nick seeks Reagan-relationship help from a reluctant Aly; and Schmidt considers using his first name.”
Zooey Deschanel as Jessica Day
Jake Johnson as Nick Miller
Max Grienfield as Schmidt
Lamorne Morris as Winston Bishop
Hannah Simone as Cece Parekh
Megan Fox as Reagan
Nasim Pedrad as Aly Nelson
Rob Reiner as Bob Day
Donna Pescow as Prsscilla
Created by Liz Meriwether