New Girl Season Finale: Schmidt and Cece's Wedding Takes Center Stage

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Wedding bells will be ringing during New Girl’s Season 5 finale as lovebirds Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and Cece (Hannah Simone) finally tie the knot in an elaborate ceremony. “For a fake wedding, it was incredibly serious business,” Simone says. “We had real dress fittings and real conversations about incorporating a reflection of both Indian and Jewish culture.”

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The guest list for the big day has a number of familiar faces, including former roommates Coach (Damon Wayans Jr.) and Reagan (Megan Fox), as well as Schmidt’s parents, played by Peter Gallagher and Nora Dunn. The two-part episode also features the return of the loft crew’s drinking game True American, which leads to unexpected complications on the big day. “It’s a pregame to the nuptials and it definitely affects how things turn out,” Greenfield says. “You’re expecting the wedding to happen in a certain way, and there’s a little bit of a misdirect, but nonetheless, Schmidt and Cece are married at the end.”

New Girl Wedding Eve

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"True American" is back!

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As the comedy itself prepares for the future, expect Schmidt and Cece to settle in to married life and perhaps even contemplate starting a family.

“Seeing who Schmidt is as a dad might be that next evolution from the guy who had to put a dollar in the douche bag jar in the pilot episode,” executive producer Brett Baer says. “He’s really grown a ton.”

 New Girl, Two-part season finale, Tuesday, May 10, 8/7c and 9/8c, Fox.