In a new interview with The Daily Beast, Johnson states that he doesn’t expect the long-running sitcom — on which he co-stars opposite Zooey Deschanel — to continue past its current Season 6.
“Fox won’t tell us [whether the show will be renewed],” Johnson says. “But we shot a finale where, if this was the end, the core fan base would be OK.”
And it’s a good thing the April 4 finale is said to provide closure, because Johnson goes so far as to state that “I think after this season it’s done.”
For what it’s worth: Several of Fox’s series haven’t yet received renewals or cancellations, and we hear that New Girl actually has a good chance of coming back.
New Girl, a hit for Fox in its first couple of seasons, has struggled in the Nielsen ratings as of late. Its most recent episode on Feb. 28 drew a mere 2.2 million viewers, and a 0.9 in the 18-49 demo.
UPDATE: Johnson weighed in once more via Twitter on Sunday, clarifying that the show’s chances are “50/50”:
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