‘New Girl’ Episode Guide (April 26): Schmidt’s Manhood is Questioned

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‘New Girl’ Episode Guide (April 26): Schmidt’s Manhood is Questioned

“Road Trip” (04/26/16; 8:00-8:30PM) – After being emasculated in front of Cece, Schmidt insists on a manly bachelor party weekend in Vegas, but the road trip goes awry when the guys end up at a desert biker bar and he must put his newfound bravado to the test in an all-new episode of “New Girl” airing Tuesday, April 26 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Guest starring in “Road Trip” are Rob Riggle as Big Schmidt; Nelson Franklin as Robby; and Fred Melamed as J. Cronkite Valley Forge.

“A Chill Day In” (04/26/16; 9:00-9:30PM) – Jess and Cece’s low-key bachelorette party plans go “up in smoke” when they destroy the wedding gift sent by Schmidt’s mom and must figure out how to replace it while under the influence in an all-new episode of “New Girl” airing Tuesday, April 26 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Guest starring in “A Chill Day In” are Nasim Pedrad as Aly; Kal Penn as Tripp; Rebecca Reid as Nadia; Nelson Franklin as Robby; and Fred Melamed as J. Cronkite Valley Forge.

Taking a modern look at friendship and romance, ensemble comedy “New Girl” enters its fifth season with an uninterrupted run of all-new episodes that is full of change for its group of five friends, their interconnected romantic exploits and their often hilariously misguided attempts to find their respective places in the world.

As the series’ fourth season came to a close, the loftmates were faced with some happy and bittersweet adjustments. Jess (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) each moved on from their romance, while secretly leaving the door open for a future reconciliation. Schmidt (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Max Greenfield) proposed to his on-again-off-again girlfriend, Cece (Hannah Simone), who happily accepted. Winston (Lamorne Morris) took a major step towards adulthood by becoming a dedicated police officer and Coach (Damon Wayans, Jr.) moved out of the loft and headed to New York City.

In the upcoming fifth season, “New Girl” will celebrate its landmark 100th episode. Jess will realize she would rather spend time with her date’s (guest star Taran Killam) parents (guest stars Henry Winkler and Julie Hagerty) than him; Cece’s mother (guest star Anna George) arrives in town for her daughter’s engagement party; and Nick and Schmidt try to run the bar and turn the loft into an Airbnb when Jess is on jury duty. Additional guest stars include Fred Armisen (“Portlandia”), Rob Riggle (FOX NFL SUNDAY), John Cho (“Sleepy Hollow”) and Nasim Pedrad (“Scream Queens”).

Premiering in 2011, “New Girl” has been nominated for five Emmy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards. In its debut season, the series earned a Writers Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Television – New Series; and this past year, received a nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Television – Episodic Comedy.

“New Girl” is produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created by Elizabeth Meriwether. Meriwether, Brett Baer, Dave Finkel, Jake Kasdan, Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope are executive producers, with Meriwether, Baer and Finkel serving as co-showrunners/writers and Kasdan directing multiple episodes of the series.

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