At the beginning of July, Netflix announced that it had signed an exclusive multi-year streaming deal with 20th Century Fox to stream the sitcom New Girl, which stars Zooey Deschanel.
Netflix immediately added the first season, and now just under two months later, we’ve already got a Netflix release date for the second season. We’re told that it will hit Netflix streaming on September 17th. This happens to be the same day that Season 3 premieres on Fox.
Unlike with the coming addition of The Walking Dead: Season 3, your’e not going to get a couple weeks to get caught up before the new season premieres, but still, they’re getting another season up pretty quickly, considering the first one only recently became available.
“New Girl has proven to be the biggest breakout sitcom hit of the season and we are thrilled to be able offer it so quickly to our U.S. subscribers,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, when the company first announced the content acquisition. “We know our members love comedies and that they’ll enjoy watching all the current and future episodes of New Girl whenever and wherever they want.”
“We are delighted that Netflix viewers will now have the opportunity to enjoy this remarkable comedy,” added Gina Brogi, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Pay Television and Subscription Video on Demand, 20th Century Fox Television Distribution. “As a leader in digital distribution, Netflix is an important partner for us. We are thrilled to continue building our relationship with them.”
Netflix has also been offering some exclusive comedic content. In addition to Arrested Development, the hit dramedy Orange is the New Black, and the upcoming Ricky Gervais-starring Derek, they’ve been putting out some exclusive stand-up specials.
Here’s a look at some more newly added content.