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Fox renews 'New Girl' for a fifth season
Fox renews 'New Girl' for a fifth season

"New Girl" will be back on Fox for a fifth season. Despite so-so ratings in its fourth season, the Zooey Deschanel-fronted comedy is still one of the network's key assets on the live-action comedy front. Production on season 4 wrapped a few weeks ago, and production has now begun on season 5 to bank some episodes before Deschanel's maternity leave kicks in. Deschanel's pregnancy, which was announced in January, will not be incorporated into the series. “Four seasons in, 'New Girl' continues to be one of the smartest and most relatable comedies on television,” said Fox Entertainment President David Madden. “The writing is...