EXCLUSIVE: 'New Girl' Sneak Peek: Cece Is Hiding a Huge Secret From Schmidt in Season 5!


The newest season of New Girl is finally almost here!

This fall, we've been going through some serious Zooey Deschanel withdrawals, but all that's about to change when the quirky Fox comedy returns for its fifth season on Jan. 5.

To help pass the time before we can all be reunited with our favorite TV roommates, ETonline has your exclusive sneak peek at all the down-the-aisle drama headed our way between Schmidt and Cece.

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"In the season five premiere, Schmidt and Cece are engaged, so they have to start planning their wedding," Star Hannah Simone dishes in our first look video above.

There's only one huge problem: "Cece hadn't told her Mom that she's engaged to the 'slim, hip ghost of Tom Cruise,'" Simone confesses.

Anna George returns in the first episode back to reprise her role as Cece's mom, and let's just say she's less than enthused to meet her daughter's newest fiancé. "I find Schmidt truly appalling as a potential candidate for my daughter," George says bluntly. Yikes!

Season five of New Girl premieres Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.