In the opening edition, Nick and Schmidt do their best to get Jess out of the apartment and back onto the dating scene with help from her best friend Cece (Hannah Simone). In later shows, Jess's housemates refuse to lend her any more of their possessions; Nick realises Jess has been treating him like a boyfriend without any benefits; and Jess accidentally walks in on a naked Nick while he is preparing for a date.
Returning for a new run in March 2013, Jess lacks direction after being fired from her teaching job and agrees to act as a `shot girl' at a party thrown by Schmidt. In other shows, Jess encounters a handsome stranger who is waiting to meet a woman he befriended on the internet; and Nick plays an inordinate amount of pranks on Schmidt to make him feel old.
All 23 episodes from the third season of the American sitcom following the lives and loves of Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and her quirky male flatmates - former athlete Winston (Lamorne Morris), law school dropout Nick (Jake Johnson) and upwardly mobile Schmidt (Max Greenfield). Completing the group is Jess's best friend Cece (Hannah Simone), a worldly-wise model, and former flatmate Coach (Damon Wayans Jr.). The episodes are: 'All In', 'Nerd', 'Double Date', 'The Captain', 'The Box', 'Keaton', 'Coach', 'Menus', 'Longest Night Ever', 'Thanksgiving III', 'Clavado En Un Bar', 'Basketsball', 'Birthday', 'Prince', 'Exes', 'Sister', 'Sister II', 'Sister III', 'Fired Up', 'Mars Landing', 'Big News', 'Dance' and 'Cruise'.
In Season 4, Schmidt and Nick get an indecent proposal, Jess tries to ruin her dad's new relationship and Winston has to pass a home visit as part of his police training.
In Season 5, Cece makes a surprise announcement, Jess is not too keen on her new date, Nick reaches his limit with Cece's messiness in the loft and Winston suspects KC is cheating on him.