All good things must come to an end, but it seems Fox is willing to make sure New Girl gets the ending it deserves. The 30-minute comedy has been renewed for its seventh and final season.
The the show's official Twitter account shared the news with fans Sunday afternoon.
According to reports from TV Line, The Hollywood Reporter, and Variety, the show's seventh season will have a shorter run than those in the past. Fox has yet to confirm how many episodes to expect exactly, but one of the show's stars, Jake Johnson, tweeted Sunday that the season will consist of eight episodes.
The news wasn't much of a surprise:
New Girl's sixth season ended with a finale that was written to serve as both a season and potential series ender, just in case it wasn't renewed. In addition, the show's creator, Liz Meriwether, has already begun pitching new material to Fox including a pilot for a new comedy called Thin Ice.
While ratings have declined since the show premiered in 2011, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the show still ended season six as the network's highest-rated returning half-hour, excluding the animated show The Mick.