When will ‘New Girl’ Leave Netflix in the United States?

by @kasey__moore
Published on December 15th, 2021, 3:50 pm EST

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New Girl – Picture: Fox/ABC

New Girl is soon departing Netflix internationally but won’t be leaving Netflix in the United States just yet. With that said, we do currently predict that seasons 1-7 of New Girl will leave Netflix in the US in 2022.

The comedy sitcom rocked the airwaves on Fox between 2011 and 2018 and ran for a total of 146 episodes across seven seasons. The show was one of the major titles from Fox to come to Netflix annually back in the day and has been streaming on Netflix in the US since 2014.

With Fox’s parent company Disney now turning all the taps off when it comes to licensing to rival streamers, New Girl’s time on Netflix will soon be coming to an end.


When could New Girl leave Netflix US?

As we mentioned above, Netflix US got the series on an annual basis after its TV broadcast. This practice isn’t seen as much nowadays as Netflix focuses on its own Original productions.

The sixth season was added to Netflix in April 2018, despite at the time the majority of the Fox library departing from Netflix. The final seventh season was added to Netflix US in April 2019.

The reason New Girl didn’t leave Netflix is that it was licensed to Netflix not by Fox, but by Disney-ABC Domestic Television.

In which case, we should be looking to other ABC shows licensed to Netflix as to when it leaves. In the case of Once Upon A Time and Galavant which have recently departed.

In those cases, we’ve seen the titles leave two years after the final season was added. We did originally predict the show to leave Netflix in April 2021 but thankfully that didn’t come to pass.

In other removals, we’ve seen titles leave up to five years afterward, so at the moment, it could be anytime between April 2021 and April 2024.

If the show is set to leave on April 10th, 2022 (which is a real possibility) we’ll know for sure come March 11th, 2022.

As to where New Girl will go after it leaves Netflix is yet to be seen. The logical place is Hulu but we’ve seen several Disney-distributed shows get relicensed to other providers after so it’s too early to tell.


Will New Girl be removed from other Netflix regions?

Originally we thought the show wouldn’t be removed from Netflix internationally given it was only relicensed by Netflix in early 2020. That turned out to be incorrect with the show only being licensed on a short-term basis.

As Unogs backs up, the series was added in full to regions such as Canada, France, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, South Korea, and many European regions between May 2020 and September 2020.

Sadly, as we now know, New Girl is set to leave Netflix in every region outside the United States on January 1st, 2022.

Will you miss New Girl once it leaves Netflix? Let us know in the comments down below.

Kasey Moore

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Covering Netflix since 2013, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for close to a decade. Resides in the United Kingdom. Favorite shows on Netflix includes Mindhunter, Love, Death and Robots and Stranger Things.