Articles for New Girl Season 1

FOX is gearing up for a big fall, with a week of premieres following its broadcast of the Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 18. The X Factor will take up a large chunk of the schedule with two-hour episodes on Wednesdays and Thursdays for six whole weeks. This means the seventh season of Bones, which will be shortened due to star Emily Deschanel‘s pregnancy, won‘t start until November.  Read more »
February may have passed us by, but Cupid‘s arrow just keeps on hitting targets - particularly the rich and famous. Today‘s quiz on rumored relationships and celebrity crushes proves that hardly anyone can escape the pangs of romance, especially when you have the paparazzi on your tail every time.We‘re here to test your knowledge on who‘s dating whom in the business of show. Also, keep an eye out for questions on the country‘s biggest sweethearts, heartthrobs, and hotties.   Read more »
FOX‘s upcoming comedy New Girl has received a lot of attention thanks to its leading lady, and from the videos below, you can see why. Zooey Deschanel plays the quirky Jessica Day, who as you may know by now, moves in with three guys after she breaks up with her boyfriend. It‘s all new for her, as they teach her a few things about how to handle the dating game.But she soon realizes that living with them has its perks and problems. Sure, she‘s learning a lot about men and relating to them. Too bad she‘s also a witness to a messy room, the scarcity of food, and strangers sleeping soundly on the couch.  Read more »
We‘ve shown you a few clips from New Girl while back, and that‘s not all of it. FOX has been upping the ante when it comes to promos for the show, because well, we just can‘t get enough of Zooey Deschanel.   Read more »
New Girl is a show about Jess Day (Zooey Deschanel), a quirky 20-something who, after a somewhat very unfortunate event with her now ex-boyfriend, moves into an apartment with three guys. New Girl season 1 will bring us through the ups, downs and sideways-es of Jess‘ endeavor to get herself back into the market, and try to win the dating game for once. Check Out These New Girl Clips Read more »
With more than 30 new shows and countless returning favorites, the fall 2011 TV season is more loaded than a baked potato. BuddyTV writer Laurel Brown has looked through all of it and has chosen the three best and the three worst things about the new season. Read more »
New Girl has its quirks, and we‘re not just talking about the title character. The guys that Jessica Day moves in with are fun and funny, just like the guys who portray them. On the clips below, go behind the scenes of the highly anticipated FOX comedy. Watch as actors Jake M. Johnson, Max Greenfield, and Lamorne Morris discuss their own experiences. From dating, to roommates, to roommates dating your girlfriends, they know just what they‘re talking about. It‘s almost like New Girl in real life.  Read more »
When FOX revealed its fall lineup, it wasn‘t much of a surprise. The two big new shows for the network, Simon Cowell‘s The X Factor and the dinosaur drama Terra Nova, have been in the works for a long time.  Read more »
Each week we scour the internet for the latest and greatest photos of our favorite TV stars. From the latest photos for upcoming episodes to the hottest red carpet events to just walking down the street. It‘s clear that celebrities are working hard this fall.Check out last week‘s photos of Kellan Lutz new girlfriend, celebrities celebrating Memorial Day, and Blake Lively on the set of ‘Gossip Girl‘.  Read more »
Every fall, the networks bring us a fresh crop of comedies in an attempt to make us laugh. Once in awhile, they succeed beyond their wildest dreams. And then we get a comedy full of vibrant characters that can make us laugh until we cry.If you plan to watch FOX‘s New Girl -- debuting at 9pm on Tuesday, September 20 -- be sure to have some tissues handy. Because you can count on tear-inducing laughter from what is easily the best new comedy of this fall. Read more »
Zooey Deschanel is officially a star. The Tuesday night ratings are in and her new comedy, New Girl, earned over 10 million viewers, beating its high-profile lead-in, Glee. The show‘s ratings are an amazingly strong start to a show that critics have been raving about.In fact, despite the fact that New Girl was beaten in total viewers by Dancing with the Stars and NCIS: Los Angeles, it was the highest-rated show of the night in the key 18-49 demographic.  Read more »
There are few things funnier than adorable people acting in insane ways. After all, they‘re crazy, but you still love them! On Tuesday nights this fall, FOX has managed to schedule not one but two shows that successfully combine the ingredients of adorableness and insanity in such a way that we just can‘t stop laughing. Although very different shows at first glance, Tuesday night‘s New Girl and Raising Hope share in the hilarity-inducing traits of being both adorable and insane.  Read more »
Who‘s that girl? It‘s Jess! Zooey Deschanel has taken primetime by storm with her hilarious new show New Girl, in which she stars as Jess, a recently single young woman who moves in with and befriends three guys she met on Craigslist. This has "hit" written all over it, right? Yes!The "adorkable" Jess has already seen quite a few hilarious moments unfold in front of her eyes. The guys are always coming to her aid as witnessed at the end of the pilot episode when they all belted out "The Time of My Life" and then again in front of Jess‘ ex-boyfriend‘s home, trying to salvage her belongings. What‘s next? Thankfully, I found a few spoilers to quench your New Girl thirst!New Girl spoilers will follow, so if you hate for details to be told before they actually occur, please cover your eyes and scroll to the bottom where you can leave comments!  Read more »
In order to accommodate the nation‘s insatiable needs for MLB playoffs and X Factor USA auditions, FOX has elected to delay delivery on another of America‘s most ardent addictions: Zooey Deschanel.The Futon Critic reports that FOX has pulled two new episodes of New Girl from its Tuesday night schedule, originally set to air October 18 and 25, to make way for The X Factor, which will move from its current two-hour, two-night Wednesday/Thursday spots to Tuesdays for those two weeks because of the baseball playoffs.  Read more »
FOX is coming back in January with a big mid-season lineup that includes the returns of American Idol and Breaking In as well as new shows like J.J. Abrams‘ Alcatraz, an animated Napoleon Dynamite, the Bones spin-off The Finder and Kiefer Sutherland‘s return to TV in Touch.  Read more »
With new episodes come new stars, as you can see from the casting news roundup we‘ve got for you today. We‘ve also got a few of them making their return in 2012. For a year predicted to be The End, it doesn‘t sound so bad if you look at who‘s headed to your TV screens: Read more »
Time for another romance roundup, for us who believe in true love, both on and off the screen... and judging from the items we have tonight, they‘re mostly good news. But let‘s begin with the bad (err, sad) news, shall we? Read more »
There‘s a lot happening this week in casting news. A True Blood star is getting close to Zooey Deschanel, a couple of funny ladies will bring life to The Good Wife, and someone‘s dad is coming back to Gossip Girl. Read on!  Read more »
Casting bits, anyone? I thought so. Tonight, we have a Gossip Girl returnee, a CIA agent-turned-missionary, and a Marc Cherry cameo. But first, live from New York... it‘s Saturday night! Tomorrow. Read more »
Glee is going on Spring Break soon and it will be gone for seven whole weeks. FOX announced its spring plans for Tuesday nights, and they include taking Glee off the air following its February 21 episode. New episodes will return to the schedule starting April 10.The show will be replace with a two-hour comedy block Tuesday nights starting March 6. Raising Hope will move to 8pm, I Hate My Teenage Daughter returns at 8:30pm, New Girl will stay at 9pm and season 2 of the Christian Slater comedy Breaking In (now with Megan Mullally) premieres at 9:30pm.  Read more »
Casting bits. Casting bits. Say that like a disembodied voice on the radio. Sounds cool, right? Anyway, on to the actual casting bits, then. We‘ve got someone going shirtless on 30 Rock, a Friends reunion of sorts, and another guy with a moustache heading to The Cleveland Show. But first... Read more »
The Golden Globes clearly loved the new shows of 2011. For this year‘s Golden Globe Awards, 11 different shows that premiered this year scored major nominations, including Showtime‘s Homeland which scored three noms and FOX‘s New Girl which picked up two.  Read more »
Today‘s roundup includes a hosting gig, and the casting of a real-life love interest and a bunch of TV family members. Read on to find out more.  Read more »
When Comedy Central created the Comedy Awards last year, it seemed like a joke. In fact, South Park devoted an entire episode to mocking the concept of an awards show for comedy. But looking at this year‘s nominees, it‘s hard to argue that these awards are infinitely better than any other awards show when it comes to television.  Read more »
The creator, producers and regular cast all gathered for the New Girl panel at PaleyFest in L.A. last night, resulting in some laughs, revealing moments and even Jake Johnson dancing on stage.  Read more »
There are plenty of exciting additions on TV in the coming weeks so let‘s get on with today‘s casting roundup.  Read more »
May is just around the corner, and with it comes the end of many TV shows. Today FOX has released its season and series finale dates, including the end of House, an early finale for Raising Hope and a new time for the Glee season 3 finale.  Read more »
Last night was a big episode for New Girl, when Schmidt and Cece‘s secret finally blew open and the repercussions for the group were both hilarious and significant. One reason why the episode was so strong was the strong use of the ensemble - everyone had a funny, revealing part to play in the central story that somehow involved all five characters.  Read more »
FOX will be keeping its Tuesday night lineup for another year. Today the network officially renewed Glee, New Girl and Raising Hope for next season. The trio of shows follows the network‘s earlier decisions to pick up most of its Sunday animation block and the hit drama Bones.  Read more »
It‘s been a good weekend for Zooey Deschanel, the lovable hipster darling who plays leading lady Jess on New Girl. After she played Mary Kate Olsen in a Saturday Night Live sketch "Bein‘ Quirky with Zooey Deschanel" in February, the skit returned last Saturday with Abby Elliott reprising her role as Deschanel (and Kristen Wiig and host Sophia Vergara showcasing impressive accents to portray their roles as Drew Barrymore and Fran Drescher, respectively), showing Deschanel‘s appeal is still strong, even if it inspires satire. Her hit show was also just renewed for a second season and the eccentric actress-singer is also set to feature on the cover of Marie Claire‘s May issue (to be released on April 17). The early accounts of her interview reveal some interesting tidbits about the New Girl star -- read on for more details.  Read more »
Last night a new love interest came into Jess‘ life in the form of the oh-so-suave Dermot Mulroney, playing classy man Russell Schiller, the wealthy father of one of Jess‘ students. While we all know whom Jess is ultimately destined for (we‘re looking at you, Nick), it‘s still fun to watch her interact with the various men the show has brought on (including some great guest stars). It seems Mulroney will be around for at least one more episode to finish the "Fancyman" series (this week was "Part 1"); as we look forward to his continued presence, let‘s have a look at the other men Jess has fancied at one point or another.  Read more »
This week we saw the return of guest star Dermot Mulroney aka Russell aka Mr. Fancyman. While things seem to be going swimmingly for Jess and Russell, she realizes she‘s spent an entire week at his place and it‘s time for him to spend a weekend at the loft. Naturally, the three guys aren‘t prepped for the presence of someone so mature and sophisticated, but all Jess asks is that they "be normal" (meaning no covert "label checks" by Schmidt or Winston accusing Russell of fearing black people). The result? The revelation of a fictional drinking game called True American, Nick and Schmidt‘s dabbling in entrepreneurship and Jess and Russell‘s first fight. Read more »
In many ways this week‘s episode seemed like a rehashing of one of this show‘s major themes: adults who are still desperately trying to grow up. Entitled "Kids," the episode focused on literal kids (Jess babysits Russell‘s daughter Sarah; Schmidt and Cece have a pregnancy scare) and how adults can be like kids, too (Nick dates a college girl who is revealed to be 18; Winston must look after his lost, cowardly boss). Through the shenanigans we‘ve come to expect each week, we see a glimpse into Schmidt and Cece‘s growing feelings and are introduced to Russell‘s ex-wife Ouli (guest star Jeanne Tripplehorn).  Read more »
In this week‘s episode, we saw Schmidt ready to propose to friend-with-benefits Cece when he thought she was pregnant with his child. We also witnessed an unsurprising spark between Jess and Nick, whose romantic chemistry the writers have alluded to throughout this season. With only three episodes left, there‘s a chance New Girl will conclude its freshmen season with at least a hint of an official relationship to come, either between Schmidt and Cece (who have both shown growing feelings for each other in the past few episodes), or between Nick and Jess, who have never explicitly shown interest in each other, but seem nonetheless fated to be together. Read more »
I now have new respect for Max Greenfield, the actor who plays Schmidt on Fox‘s new comedy New Girl. Schmidt has quickly become the standout comedian on the show, providing the most and biggest laughs thanks to his odd pronunciation of words ("chut-e-ney" is still my favorite) and his character‘s combination of unabashed douche-ry and type-A idiosyncrasies. Now, in response to a DVD cover featuring Schmidt as a fitness guru, Greenfield has put together a video that proves he can be just as funny on the fly, alone, teaching a spin class. Watch the awesome clip below:  Read more »
In tonight‘s episode, Jess spends some time trying to turn up the passion with her current beau Mr. Fancyman, who is the latest man to grab Jess‘ attention. Next week, we know Jess‘ ex Paul (guest star Justin Long) will make an appearance, possibly stirring things up again. It seems Jess doesn‘t know what she wants in a man, even when we all know (sooner or later), she‘s going to see he was next to her all along (as one of her three male roommates, a thirty-year-old bartender and law school dropout -- but still, it‘s meant to be!) Yes, we know Nick and Jess is bound to happen -- but when? With only three episodes left and all this drama with other men, is there time for a Nick-and-Jess spark? Jake Johnson (who plays the scruffy but adorable Nick) says definitely yes.  Read more »
This week, Jess realized the missing passion in her relationship with Russell courtesy of his ex-wife Ouli, Nick gave up on women to become a tomato farmer and Schmidt dated Cece‘s crazy Russian roommate, Nadia. There was a naked gym shower scene, some broken nether regions and an ass shake-off - it was weird and comical, a wonderful combination we‘ve now come to expect from the awkward world of New Girl.  Read more »
Last night‘s episode was chock-full of awkward and hilarious New Girl moments, from absurd lines to inappropriate singing of Wicked songs. While Jess tries to figure out her relationship with "Fancyman" (Russell, played by Dermot Mulroney), the boys each attempt to grapple with their own romantic lives (or lack thereof, in Nick‘s case), resulting in a rowdy college party at the loft, an enlightening drive to Mexico and a secret relationship exposed. Here are the most ridiculous, often endearing, moments from the episode. Read more »
In the penultimate episode of New Girl‘s first season, Nick and Jess each "backslide" into hooking up with their former exes. At first it seems Nick has managed to turn his backsliding into something productive, while Jess "can‘t even backslide right," but ultimately Jess emerges from her backwards step with an epiphany and it seems Nick is still stuck in his insecure ways. Meanwhile, Schmidt and Cece try to navigate their declared emotions without turning Schmidt on (a very difficult task) and Winston wears an array of ridiculous earrings.  Read more »
In a recent interview with BuzzSugar, Max Greenfield, who plays New Girl‘s resident lovable player, addressed the comparison between his character and Parks and Recreation‘s Tom Haverford (played by Aziz Ansari). According to Greenfield, "They would be friends in any universe. And be happy to be friends." Based on the similarities between these two womanizers, we‘re inclined to agree. Let‘s take a look at the many ways in which Schmidt and Tom Haverford are cut from the same shameless cloth. Read more »
"There was no reason not to want to do this show," New Girl star Max Greenfield tells me. "I was like, ‘Please. This is Zooey Deschanel with Liz Meriwether.‘ I was lucky to get an audition for it. It was more if they‘d have me." Read more »
It‘s amazing how quickly a joke can turn into a spinning class taught by one of TV‘s breakout characters. Max Greenfield, who plays New Girl‘s Schmidt (d-bag turned lovable, quotable man-child), responded to Vulture‘s humorous workout DVD cover by filming his own spinning class video, where he played enthusiastic instructor to an empty class of spin bikes. The video went viral, and soon SoulCycle in L.A. was teaming up with non-profit Milk + Bookies to get Greenfield in their studio to teach two classes.  Read more »
The main event of last night‘s New Girl finale was the issue of Nick moving out of the loft to live with his "new old girlfriend," Caroline. This only seems to concern Jess, as Schmidt and Winston have come to accept that it is Nick‘s decision and promptly invite "Neil" (guest star Thomas Lennon, who uses air quotes when introducing his name) to move into the vacant room.  Read more »
FOX is keeping its schedule mostly similar for next season, but one big show is making a big move. Glee will move to Thursdays at 9pm starting this fall, taking the coveted post-X Factor time slot.  Read more »
If there is one truth to life, it‘‘s that there is an award show for everybody. Thus, we have the Teen Choice Awards, a competition whose winners are chosen solely by voters between the ages of 13 and 19. What will this year‘s teens be honoring? Keep reading for the first round of 2012 Teen Choice Award nominees. Read more »