Netflix Grabs Fox’s ‘New Girl’

Netflix has acquired the rights to Twentieth Century Fox Television’s New Girl in a multiyear, exclusive VOD agreement, the company announced Monday.

The first season of the Fox comedy is available for members to stream instantly starting July 1, with subsequent seasons coming to Netflix after their broadcast seasons.

"New Girl has proven to be the biggest breakoutsitcom 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 in a statement. "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."

Entering its third season this fall, New Girl averaged a 2.1 rating persons adults 18 to 49 and 4 million viewers on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. in its second season. It will get the coveted post-Super Bowl slot during Fox’s broadcast of the game in 2014.