After seven seasons, 146 episodes, multiple games of “True American” and countless hilarious moments, New Girl comes to an end on Tuesday, May 15. The one-hour season finale, which technically entails two 30-minute episodes (“The Curse of the Pirate Bride” and “Engram Pattersky”), will air at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Fortunately, even if you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch the New Girl series finale either live or on-demand on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Hulu With Live TV: In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of live TV channels, including Fox (live in most markets). You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the series finale on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
Additionally, Hulu’s on-demand library (which comes with both “Hulu” and “Hulu With Live TV”) includes all of Season 7 of New Girl, so if you miss the finale, or you simply want to catch up on the final season, you can watch it all that way.
DirecTV Now: Fox (live in most markets) is included in all four channel packages. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial now matter what bundle you choose, and you can then watch the series finale live on your computer via the DirecTV Now website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the DirecTV Now app.
FuboTV: Fox (live in most markets) is included in the “Fubo Premier” channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch the series finale live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
While a number of other Fox shows met their unceremonious ends in the form of cancellation last week, New Girl will come to a close in a much more natural fashion.
Among other things, the final 60 minutes of the show will include Nick and Jess’s wedding, and much more importantly, a final game of True American. The series could have conceivably and logically ended following the sixth season, but those involved wanted one more to give a proper send-off.
“I wrote to [CEOs] Dana [Walden] and Gary [Newman] at Fox asking for the final eight [episodes], just to have an ending,” said Jake Johnson, who plays Nick. “I really wanted Nick and Jess to have a proper ending. There’s a lot of people who contact me who relate to Nick as a spirit animal, which I still don’t understand what it means. A lot of those people were like ‘He better finish with her, this better work out,’ so I wanted that to happen.”
As for Zooey Deschanel (Jess), she’s just happy about leaving behind the legacy of a sincere, joyous character.
“There’s a lot of comedies about mean people, and I liked that this was a comedy that had a character at the center that was just generally nice and that she would make mistakes but it all came from a good place,” she said.
It’s been an entertaining ride since the pilot back in 2011, and while the ratings have dropped significantly since those first couple of seasons, the show has retained its unique charm and will look to go out on a positive note on Tuesday night.