“New Girl” on Fox Tonight

20 09 2011
Cast of New Girl

The Cast of "New Girl" on Fox

This is a quirky little show that reminded me of a more modern version of “Three’s Company” only the mix here are 3 guys living with a girl, something that is very common nowadays.  Airing as the first new show of the 2011 fall season is “New Girl‘ starring Zooey Deschamel on Tuesday, September 20, 2010 at 9 p.m./8 p.m. central after  “Glee” as the strong anchor show.  According to Fox, “New Girl” is produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created and written by Liz Meriwether.  Liz Meriwether, Jake Kasdan (“The TV Set,” “Freaks & Geeks”), Peter Chernin (TERRA NOVA), Katherine Pope (TERRA NOVA), Dave Finkel (“United States of Tara,” “30 Rock”) and Brett Baer (“United States of Tara,” “30 Rock”) are the executive producers. Jake Kasdan directed the pilot.

A nerdy, goofy, Jess Day, after having her heart broken by her boyfriend, needs a new place to live.  She quickly bonds with her new roommates by the end of the show.  She believes in people a great deal even after heartbreak only to be disappointed by them again.

Her three roommates include Nick (Jake Johnson, Lie To Me, Flash Forward).  He is still carrying a torch for a woman so he has something in common with Jess.  He seems to be the sensitive guy and is definitely the most intelligent one among the three.  Schmidt (Max Greenfield, Ugly Betty, Lie To Me, No Ordinary Family, Castle) is an up-and-coming young professional who is on the prowl for anything that moves.  He has to pay into the vulgar jar every time he gets out of line.  Schmidt was the most annoying character for me to watch.  However, he is the one who knows exactly what Jess needed this time–to get out and find a rebound date.  Coach (Damon Wayans, Jr., My Wife and Kids, Happy Endings) is a personal trainer who does not know how to speak to women.  Coach exudes a stalwart exterior, but he is a softy, sweet and shy, and needs some tips from Jess on how to have a conversation with a woman.

Joining this group is Jess’ childhood friend, Cece (Hannah Simone, Beautiful People, WCG Ultimate Gamer) a model who has great relationship advice for Jess and warns the boys that if they hurt her, she will kill them.

Collectively they make the perfect dysfunctional family unit, each having strengths the others do not possess that will help them grow.   Give it a chance; you’ll have the time of your life.


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20 09 2011
PBMom

If you want to see this earlier, it is available as a free download on ITunes, and I also hear Hulu.

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