New Girl: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 20
2011

Pilot

After leaving her long-time boyfriend, Jess moves into an apartment with three men, and tries to re-enter the dating world.

2 Sep 27
2011

Kryptonite

Nick and Schmidt convince Jess to get her stuff out of her ex-boyfriend Spencer’s apartment; Jess meets new roommate Winston, who has returned from playing basketball in…

3 Oct 04
2011

Wedding

The guys are invited to a wedding, and Nick is fearful that he’ll run into his ex, so he asks Jess to be his date. Meanwhile, Winston takes his role as usher very serious…

4 Nov 01
2011

Naked

Jess accidentally sees Nick naked, shattering his self-confidence. Winston becomes overly obsessed with learning new pop culture references. Lake Bell guest stars as Amanda, a…

5 Nov 08
2011

Cece Crashes

Jess is convinced by Cece that Nick may like her as more than a friend, while Schmidt tries to finally get together with Cece.

6 Nov 15
2011

Thanksgiving

Jess invites Paul, a music teacher at her school on whom she always has had a crush, to the gang’s big Thanksgiving dinner at the loft, which naturally goes horribly awry.

7 Nov 29
2011

Bells

Jess gets jealous when Winston joins her troubled-youth handbell quartet and instantly becomes a natural. Meanwhile Nick and Schmidt engage in class warfare when the toilet bre…

8 Dec 06
2011

Bad in Bed

When Jess decides to take her relationship with Paul to the next level, she consults with the guys for some sex advice. Meanwhile, Schmidt worms his way into his boss’ ba…

9 Dec 13
2011

The 23rd

The roommates attend Schmidt’s holiday office party; Jess frets when she receives an extravagant gift from Paul.

10 Jan 17
2012

The Story of the 50

When Schmidt’s plans for his 29th birthday fall apart, Jess takes charge and enlists the help of her school’s party hungry vice-principal. Meanwhile, Nick begrudgin…

11 Jan 31
2012

Jess and Julia

Nick panics when Julia doesn’t want to put a label on their relationship. Meanwhile, Jess enlists Julia to help her get out of a traffic ticket, Winston reconnects with a…

12 Feb 07
2012

The Landlord

Against Nick’s wishes, Jess makes it her mission to get the loft’s cantankerous landlord to like her. In doing so, she inadvertently jeopardizes their living situat…

13 Feb 14
2012

Valentine's Day

Jess convinces Schmidt to help her land a stranger on her first Valentine’s day without a date. Nick spends more time with Julie’s Assistant than Julie, ruining his…

14 Feb 21
2012

Bully

When Jess tries to stop a bully at school, she ends up as her new target; the woman Schmidt has been seeing wants to keep their relationship secret.

15 Mar 06
2012

Injured

When Nick is hurt playing a game of touch football and Jess discovers he doesn’t have insurance, she takes him to her doctor friend — an OB-GYN

16 Mar 13
2012

Control

After Jess realizes that Schmidt is unfairly doing all of the housework, she pushes him to “go on strike,” and the entire ecosystem of the loft is thrown off balanc…

17 Mar 20
2012

Fancyman (1)

A student’s wealthy father asks Jess out on a date. Nick tried to buy a new cell phone. Winston and Schmidt get competitive during a game of trivia.

18 Mar 27
2012

Fancyman (2)

Jess’ sophisticated date with Russell doesn’t go as planned. Meanwhile, Nick’s college friend visits and brings out Nick’s inner frat boy to help him ge…

19 Apr 03
2012

Secrets

While training for a marathon, Jess discovers that Cece has been keeping a secret from her, and their friendship is put to the test. Meanwhile, Winston can’t handle being…

20 Apr 10
2012

Normal

Jess nervously invites Russell to spend the weekend at the loft; Winston gets a job at a sports radio station.

21 Apr 17
2012

Kids

Jess babysits Russell’s pre-teen daughter for the weekend and meets his ex-wife. Then, Schmidt and Cece panic when they think she’s pregnant. Also, Nick’s new…

22 Apr 24
2012

Tomatoes

Jess fears she and Russell don’t share the fiery passion he exhibits with his ex-wife Ouli. Meanwhile, Cece is not yet willing to admit her true feelings for Schmidt, so…

23 May 01
2012

Backslide

When Jess and Nick run into their exes Paul and Caroline, the gang fears they both may “backslide” into romantic relationships. Meanwhile, Schmidt desperately tries…

24 May 08
2012

See Ya

When one of the roommates decides to move out of the loft, the gang makes an unexpected trip to the desert where Winston faces his fear of the dark, Cece and Schmidt’s relation…

About New Girl

Jessica Day is an offbeat and adorable girl in her late 20s who, after a bad breakup, moves in with three single guys. Goofy, positive, vulnerable and honest to a fault, Jess has faith in people, even when she shouldn’t. Although she’s dorky and awkward, she’s comfortable in her own skin. More prone to friendships with women, she’s not used to hanging with the boys—especially at home.

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